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Bourbon & Beyond Is Back For 2022!

Danny Wimmer Presents Is Pleased To Announce

Bourbon & Beyond Is Back For 2022!

The World’s Largest Bourbon & Music Festival

Returns To Louisville For Four Full Days

September 15-18

At Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Exposition Center

Bringing Together World-Class Music With

The Best Food & Spirits That Kentucky’s Bourbon Country Has To Offer

Including Lineup Of Classic Rock, Americana, Alt Rock And Bluegrass,

Plus Bourbon Workshops, Culinary Demos, Speakeasies & More

Full Music Lineup And More Details Coming Soon

Exacta Pass, Early Bird Passes & Camping On Sale Now

For Just $10 Down

“It’s the inclusion of great food and unique bourbon experiences that set Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond apart from a crowded American destination scene.” (Forbes)

(Bourbon & Beyond by Steve Thrasher)

Danny Wimmer Presents is pleased to announce the much-anticipated return of the one-of-a-kind Bourbon & Beyond destination festival, is heading back to its home at Louisville’s Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center September 15-18, 2022.

Five years ago, DWP – already running strong with Louder Than Life – imagined an idea to further explore Louisville as a unique American destination city, one at the crossroads of great music and incredible food in the heart of Bourbon country.

The idea for Bourbon & Beyond was born, bringing in an eclectic lineup of music all-stars (including acts such as Stevie Nicks, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Zac Brown Band, Daryl Hall & John Oates, John Fogerty, ZZ Top and Lenny Kravitz among others), alongside top-notch culinary demonstrations and the finest bourbon selections, as well as appearances from master distillers. In short order the event established itself as the World’s Largest Bourbon & Music Festival, in 2019 bringing in a record attendance of 91,000 people.

“We are thrilled to welcome back one of the greatest music and food festivals, Bourbon & Beyond. As the home of Bourbonism, our city boasts 10 distillery experiences and the Urban Bourbon Experience, a city-wide trail filled with award-winning micro-distilleries, exhibits, and craft cocktail destinations. Pair that with the world-class entertainment at Bourbon & Beyond and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable long weekend in Louisville,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Cheers to the teams at Danny Wimmer Presents, Kentucky Venues and Louisville Tourism for being great partners in our city’s growth and momentum and for pulling together, yet again, another incredible festival for this September.”

Danny Wimmer Presents founder Danny Wimmer added, “Bourbon & Beyond is a festival that is so much about, and defined by, the culture in Kentucky. We are so ecstatic to bring it back and so thankful for the great relationship DWP has with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Kentucky Venues, City of Louisville and Louisville Tourism, which has allowed Bourbon & Beyond to become such a source of pride for the community and bourbon industry. With Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life both back, and bigger than ever, there’s no better place to be this September than Louisville.”

“Along with those around the country, we celebrate the return of major festivals such as Bourbon & Beyond to the Kentucky Exposition Center. The complete experience planned by Danny Wimmer Presents highlights Kentucky's best-kept secrets: its entertainment, food, beverage and hospitality,” said David S. Beck, President & CEO of Kentucky Venues.

The festival’s return in 2022 will mark Bourbon & Beyond’s most impressive venture yet, expanding to four full days for the first time in the event’s history. The lineup promises to include a star-studded selection of the best classic rock, americana, alt rock and bluegrass with 50-plus bands on three stages, alongside hands-on bourbon workshops and tastings, culinary programming with celebrity chefs, and the return of fan favorites The Kroger Big Bourbon Bar, The Silver Dollar Hunter’s Club featuring rare bourbons, Tiki Barrel Bar, craft beer, speakeasies and more that will make it the most wide-ranging festival weekend of the year. The full music lineup and more details will be announced in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, fans can lock in early bird prices, with weekend General Admission and VIP passes (including premier tiers The Mint VIP Experience and Beyond VIP Top Shelf presented by Angel’s Envy) and camping on sale now for just $10 down.

In addition, fans can purchase the Exacta Pass, which includes general admission to both Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life. Fan can enjoy all eight festival days for only $449, plus fees. The Exacta Pass will sell fast as it is only available in an extremely limited capacity.

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, Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Louder Than Life, and Welcome To Rockville.

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

For more information on Bourbon & Beyond please visit:

We believe in quality before quantity. Please drink responsibly.

(Bourbon & Beyond by Steve Thrasher)

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, Bourbon & Beyond, Inkcarceration, 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 livestreams, acclaimed social series Offstage with DWP and the DWPresents Channel on Twitch featuring That Space Zebra Show, which has garnered over 3 million worldwide views since its launch in mid-2021.

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