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Bourbon & BeyondAnnounces Legends Of The Culinary & Spirits World

Bourbon & Beyond Announces Legends Of The Culinary & Spirits World Curating One-Of-A-Kind Food & Drink Experiences September 15-18, 2022 Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Exposition Center In Louisville

In Addition To Massive Music Lineup, Destination Festival Celebrates America’s Best Chefs And Louisville’s Unique Bourbon Culture With Culinary Atelier Hosts Ed Lee And Chris Santos, Bourbon Experience Hosts Chris Blandford And Trish Suhr As Well As Special Guests

Bourbon & Beyond Will Also Host Finals Of The Louisville Cocktail Competition Presented By Kroger

Music Headliners Include Pearl Jam, Chris Stapleton, Kings of Leon, Jack White, Brandi Carlile, Alanis Morissette, Greta Van Fleet & The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Plus More Talent From Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues & Alt Rock

GA & VIP Passes Plus Camping On Sale Now At

With only a month to go until the return of the fan favorite festival Bourbon & Beyond, festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents is pleased to announce the incredible roster of talent from the culinary and spirits world that will curate unique food and beverage experiences on par with the massive music lineup. The destination event takes place September 15-18 at the Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, adding a full fourth day for the first time just to fit all in all of the unique multi-sensory opportunities for the World’s Largest Bourbon & Music Festival.

Leading the Culinery Atelier demonstrations on the Kentucky Venues Culinary Stage presented by Kentucky Proud are hosts Ed Lee and Chris Santos of respective “Top Chef” and “Chopped” fame. They will be joined by renowned chef personalities including Amanda Freitag, Antonia Lofaso and Damaris Phillips, among others. In addition, James Beard nominee Anthony Lamas of Louisville’s Seviche will be providing a fine dining experience for Beyond VIP and Rocks Room presented by Zelle guests throughout the festival weekend.

The hosts of The Bourbon Experience on The Team Kentucky Bourbon Stage include bourbon expert Chris Blandford and lifestyle guru, Emmy winner and Kentucky native Trish Suhr. They will be joined by special guests including the world’s leading bourbon authority Fred Minnick, Blackened American Whiskey distiller Rob Dietrich, Peggy Noe Stevens of Bourbon Women and Wes Henderson of Angel’s Envy, among others.

Other special guests of the weekend include Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, actors Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley (behind Brother’s Bond Bourbon) and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” actors and podcast hosts Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Rob McElhenney.

The full lineup of culinary talent at Bourbon & Beyond includes (subject to change):

“The Always Sunny Podcast” (Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton)

Amanda Freitag

Anthony Lamas

Antonia Lofaso

Chris Carter

Chris Santos

Damaris Phillips

David Danielson, Dant Crossing

Ed Lee

Followill Family

Gin Wigmore

Hogslop String Band

James Peisker

Justin Sutherland

Neil Finn of Crowded House

Ouita Michel

Sam Fore

Tiffani Faison

Tyler McNabb

The full lineup of spirits talent at Bourbon & Beyond includes (subject to change):

Brandon Smith, The Daily Dram

Caleb Kilburn, Peerless

Campbell Brown, Brown-Forman

Carrie Van Winkle Greener, Pappy & Co

Chad and Sarah Perkins, It’s Bourbon Night

Chris Blandford

Dan Callaway, Bardstown

Fred Minnick

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Heather Wibbels, Bourbon Women

Ian Somerhalder & Paul Wesley, Brother’s Bond

Jennifer Vernia, Rabbit Hole

Jeremia & Anthony, The Whiskey Boys

John Wadell, Peerless

Josh Roque, Drew Estate

Julian P. Van Winkle III, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery

Linda Ruffenach, Whisky Chicks

Marianne Eaves, Eaves Blind

Mark Ryan, l.a. Poche Perique Tobacco

Nadia Haddrick, A Girl Tasting Whiskey

Peggy Noe Stevens, Bourbon Women

Rob Dietrich, Blackened American Whiskey

Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark

Samara B. Davis, Black Bourbon Society

Trish Suhr

Tyler Zoller, Louisville Bourbon Buzz

Wes Henderson, Angel's Envy

Full details regarding the various workshops, demos and tastings along with a full schedule will be coming soon.

Bourbon & Beyond will also be the only place to witness the final round of the Louisville Cocktail Competition Presented By Kroger up-close and in person. The competition has been in search of the perfect cocktail recipe using a tried and true Kentucky bourbon that best represents Louisville. The winner will be served at bars across the world. Finalists will be announced Monday, August 29 with the final winner being named on Friday, September 16 at Bourbon & Beyond. Find more information at

In addition to the comprehensive food and dining experiences, Bourbon & Beyond offers incredible headlining music talent beginning with Jack White and Alanis Morissette Thursday, September 15; followed by Kings of Leon and Brandi Carlile on Friday, September 16; Pearl Jam and Greta Van Fleet on Saturday, September 17; and a very special closing night Sunday, September 18 including Kentucky native Chris Stapleton as well as The Doobie Brothers 50th anniversary celebration featuring Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee.

Many of the headliners are returning to Louisville for the first time in a number of years – Bourbon & Beyond will be Pearl Jam’s first Louisville show since 1994 and only the fourth time they’ve played in Kentucky, while Jack White’s last local appearance was in 2014 and Kings Of Leon haven’t been to town since 2017.

Additional must-see sets across the four-day event will include Father John Misty, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, St. Vincent, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Revivalists, Crowded House, Caamp, Japanese Breakfast, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Courtney Barnett, Cold War Kids, Marcus King, and many more rock, Americana, bluegrass, blues and alt rock artists.

Single day, 4-day weekend passes and VIP experiences, as well as camping spots, are on sale now at

As well, attendees at Bourbon & Beyond can enjoy a variety of on-site food and beverage offerings that celebrate menus and flavors inspired by Kentucky’s explosion in the culinary world. Selections from local and regional restaurants are specially curated by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC.

Bourbon & Beyond Weekend General Admission passes start at $299.99. Weekend Mint passes and Beyond VIP by Angel’s Envy passes are sold out. For Single Day passes, GA starts at $99.99 plus fees and Mint Experience starts at $239.99 plus fees. There’s also the option for the Four Roses Four Pack for all four days of Bourbon & Beyond for $1,039.96 plus fees. Bourbon & Beyond offers Shop Pay via, allowing fans to utilize buy now, pay later installment plan.

Music fans can also purchase the Exacta Pass, allowing general admission to Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life – held one week later, September 22-25, 2022 at the same Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center – for just $479.99 plus fees. The Exacta Pass is only available in an extremely limited capacity.

Bourbon & Beyond thanks its premier partners: Angel’s Envy, Anthem, Bardstown, Basil Hayden, Bard Distillery, Big Green Egg, Bird Dog Whiskey, Bluegrass Distillers, Boone’s Homegrown Bourbon, Boundary Oak, Brother’s Bond, Bud Light Seltzer, Budweiser, Bulleit Bourbon, Calumet, City of Louisville, Coastal Spritz, Cutwater Spirits, Crowne Plaza Airport Expo, Delta Dental, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Fender Premium Audio, Four Walls, George Dickel, Go RVing, Heaven Hill Distiller’s, Huber’s Starlight, Jack Daniel’s, Jefferson’s Bourbon, Jim Beam, Kelvin Cooperage, Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Proud, Kentucky Tourism, Kentucky Venues, Kiamichi, Knob Creek, Kroger, Legent, Louisville Marriott Downtown, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Louisville Tourism, Maker’s 46, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Middle West, Monk’s Road, New Riff, Nomadic Movement, Old Forrester, Pappy & Co, Parlor Root Beer, Pegasus Distilled, Rabbit Hole, Redline Bourbon, Resilient Bourbon, Ronz World, T-Mobile, Team Kentucky, The Music Experience, TickPick, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Travel Smart Vacations, Uncle Neaest, U.S. Army, Wilderness Trail, Wild Turkey and Zelle. In addition, Bourbon & Beyond is very excited to welcome back the famous Kroger Big Bourbon Bar for its third year as well as the all-new Kentucky Bourbon Craft Trail Craft Tour for the first time!

Bourbon & Beyond also thanks nonprofit partners Dare To Care, To Write Love On Her Arms, American Red Cross Kentucky Region, Take Me Home and Kentucky 4-H Foundation. More partners and experiences will be announced closer to the festival.

The Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center are located at 937 Phillips Lane in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bourbon & Beyond is produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent producers of destination music festivals in America. 2022 events include Aftershock, Bourbon & Beyond, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, and Welcome To Rockville.

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About Danny Wimmer Presents

Since 1995, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. The confirmed 2022 festival lineup will include Aftershock, GoldenSky Country Music Festival, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life and Welcome To Rockville. Previous DWP festivals include Rock On The Range, Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Northern Invasion and more. Since 2020, DWP has been an innovator in the digital content space with over two dozen international live streams, acclaimed social series Offstage with DWP and the DWPresents Channel on Twitch featuring That Space Zebra Show, which has garnered over 11 million worldwide views since its launch in mid-2021.


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