Coming off the heels of a hugely successful 2024 festival headlined by the biggest names in the music industry, Bourbon & Beyond is back and ready for its biggest year ever at the Highland Festival Grounds September 19-22. The festival released another all-star line-up featuring Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Dave Matthews Bands and more.
The weekend will be another chance to hang out with 100,000 of your closest friends and enjoy music from iconic bands and musicians while enjoying refreshing cocktails and impeccable food.
“To have one of the most influential artists of all time, Neil Young, headline Bourbon & Beyond this year is so incredibly special. Not only do I love his music, but I think there is a real authenticity in his craft that has inspired generations of artists to find their true voice,” says Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents. “To have such a timeless artist share the stage with some of today’s best storytellers and craftsmen is something truly exceptional. Plus, being able to celebrate hometown heroes, My Morning Jacket and Kentucky’s own, Tyler Childers, this year’s Bourbon & Beyond lineup is truly a career highlight for me. We can’t wait to see everyone this September to celebrate the pure magic of this festival and the great city of Louisville.”
“The Commonwealth of Kentucky is honored to be hosting Bourbon & Beyond in Louisville this September,” says Governor Andy Beshear, “The festival brings in fans from all over the world and showcases the best of Kentucky; highlighting our rich culture of bourbon, the best in local culinary and a top tier musical lineup. We can’t wait to welcome fans once again for this great tradition that we all in Kentucky are proud to call our own.”
Daily Line-up highlights:
- Neil Young
- Matchbox Twenty
- Lyle Lovett
- Larry Fleet
- Dave Matthews Band
- Tedeschi Trucks Band
- Black Pumas
- Charles Wesley Godwin
- Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
- Chris Isaak
- JJ Grey & Mofro
- Zach Bryan
- Cody Jinks
- Whiskey Myers
- Tyler Childers
- My Morning Jacket
- The War on Drugs
- Milky Chance
With so many acts and stages, and so little time, deciding on who to see and when becomes a challenge within itself. The set-up for the festival is convenient for main acts with side-by-side main stages alternating bands. One band will play their set while the other is breaking down the previous set and setting up for the next, providing a seamless transition from act to act.
In addition to four full days of music on five stages at Bourbon & Beyond, the festival experience will include daily workshops and demonstrations hosted by Chris Blandford, Amanda Freitag, Ed Lee, and Chris Santos—pairing world-renowned master distillers and celebrity chefs with guest artist appearances and a who’s who of Kentucky personalities—as well as a variety of additional onsite experiences.
Another highlight of the festival will be spending time in the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar. Featuring the best bluegrass bands, line dancing and expertly curated picks of Kentucky’s finest, the bourbon trail is coming right to Bourbon & Beyond. Bourbon lovers can also stop by Chris Picks MiniBar for select single barrels curated especially for Bourbon & Beyond; The Hunter’s Club for rare and vintage sips; and the Tiki Barrel Bar for the perfect oasis to make the festival vacation complete. In addition to select bourbon experiences, fans can enjoy other cocktail offerings at Blackened Presents, The Whiskey Bar. In addition, music lovers and musicians can spend time at The Music Experience powered by American Musical Supply, featuring music gear to play, giveaways, special deals, selfie stations, guitar and drum contests, and more.
Bourbon & Beyond and DWP’s Louisville companion festival Louder Than Life, which takes place the following weekend, generated millions in local economic impact in 2023 and drew more than 300,000 attendees booking over 60,000 hotel room nights and creating a visitor boom at local restaurants and other businesses, including bourbon distilleries along the urban bourbon trail. Bourbon & Beyond is also highly acclaimed by the media, with recent accolades including:
Weekend General Admission, VIP and Beyond VIP passes, as well as Single Day GA and VIP passes are on sale now starting at $1 Down through January 31, 2024. A limited number of Lawn Chair Passes are available as an add-on purchase for those wishing to bring a lawn chair to the festival. All proceeds from sales for the Chair Pass will go to various local nonprofits.
In addition, Bourbon & Beyond camping is on sale now, with options including RV, car + tent and the extremely limited Elevated Glamping experience, which includes both tent and RV options in the Barrel and Oak Coves. Visit https://bourbonandbeyond.com for details on all camping and festival pass options.
The JamPack hotel package also allows patrons to bundle festival passes, hotel and more to save up to 31%. Find all details at https://bourbonandbeyond.com/passes/. In addition, fans who want to celebrate the biggest eight days of music in the United States with back-to-back weekends in Louisville at Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life can purchase an Exacta Pass for less than $62 per festival day (Exacta Pass starts at $489.99 plus fees).
Kroger’s Big Bourbon Bar will be featuring Angel’s Envy, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Larceny, Kentucky Peerless, Makers 46, Michter’s, Rabbit Hole, Smooth Ambler, Starlight Distillery, Tx, Willett, and many more to come.
Tickets and information can be found at BourbonandBeyond.com