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The Third Annual Bourbon and Beyond Music Festival

 

Last year was an exciting year for festival fans of Bourbon and Beyond packing the place for an excellent lineup. This year the festival reaches new heights with an all-star lineup sure to get you feeling the buzz and energy! The third annual Bourbon and Beyond in Louisville Kentucky at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center is going to light the city of Louisville and possibly shake the core of the bluegrass with everything you loved about last year’s festivities and a few more that you might not have gotten to experience. The beautiful thing about attending a Bourbon and Beyond festival other than the experience itself of insane musical talent, is the comradery of doing the whole thing with your friends as well as meeting some new ones. The powers that be make sure to create an interactive and engaging festival experience to remind us all that music is what connects us all.

 

Let the good times roll and fill your glasses with the best bourbon the fine state of Kentucky has to offer (and they have a lot to offer), and sing along to this year killer lineup of music and enjoy all the gourmet food and bourbon while you do it! As you enjoy each pour of liquid encouragement be ready to have your hair blown back and sing along with artists such as Grace Potter, Blackberry Smoke, ZZ Top, The Flaming Lips, Whiskey Myers, Daryl Hall, and John Oates, Live, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Zac Brown Band, Robert Plant, and the Foo Fighters!

 

If that doesn’t get you excited for this year’s festival, nothing will. But good food surely will help here’s a look into the culinary experiences you can come to expect from some of the best chefs at the upcoming Bourbon and Beyond festival: Edward Lee, Graham Elliot, The Voltaggio Brothers, Jamie Bissonnette, Amanda Freitag, Anthony Lamas, Brooke Williamson, Jose Salazar, Ouita Michel, Adam Sobel, Jonathan Searle, Matt Abdoo, Rusty Hamlin, Sara Bradley, Kelsey Bernard Clark, Justin Sutherland and celebrity guest cook Tiffani Thiessen! With a lineup of chefs like these, you better not stop at McDonald’s to or from this year’s festival, you can be sure that you will leave with full bellies, livers and life with all this delicious food, bourbon, and lineup of musical talent!

 

With the weekend of September 20th in our sights, how can you not be screaming and running around with excitement? We get Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Joan Jett, The Flaming Lips, Allison Krauss, Zac Brown Band, Grace Potter, Robert Plant, Samantha Fish and Live plus way more and you’re also getting the best bourbon and gourmet food around all taking place in one of the countries most beautiful states!

 

Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighborhood (Official Music Video)

 

Speaking of excitement, this year we are all witness to the one and only Foo Fighters! 12 years after drumming for what some claim to be the most iconic American rock band of all time in Nirvana, Dave Grohl forms a band that no one saw coming but are damn happy that they came, Foo Fighters was here and was not going ANYWHERE. With anthem after anthem for anyone who felt like an underdog or was told they would never be anything, to the pretenders in the world and the hero inside us all, Foo Fighters look to change the landscape of the great bluegrass state at this year’s upcoming Bourbon and Beyond with a mind-blowing performance that only they can deliver!

 

Robert Plant "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" on Austin City Limits

 

To make things even more interesting and exciting, the man himself Robert Plant will be returning to Bourbon and Beyond this year for his second straight year to get the fans on their feet with glasses up toasting to a damn good time. Now, Robert Plant has more than an impressive resume with festivals, having played numerous ones with Led Zeppelin alone, not to mention his solo career that’s always been one to shine! For the last few years, Plant has been focusing on himself which to some fans has been quite alright while he has been writing and producing music in a solo career, even collaborating with other artists such as Alison Krauss! You can be certain if one thing, Robert Plant will be bringing all he’s got to the stage! If you are looking for the perfect fall music festival, look no further than Bourbon & Beyond 2019!

 

Blackberry Smoke - Sunrise in Texas (Official Video)

 

Also returning this year is Blackberry Smoke. This is an impressive lineup to continue to take things Beyond as the festival headline name suggests, rolling in with some heat of their own fresh off of some very successful tours, releases, and collaborations. The band looks to continue the success and fan the flames that they have had lately adding this festival to their resume will do just that by gaining even more fans from the Bluegrass State, as they always give one hell of a concert experience!
 

Zac Brown Band - Someone I Used To Know (Official Music Video)

 

Zac Brown Band will also be joking this year as it will be their first time headlining the Bourbon and Beyond Stage, but no stranger to playing large shows, Zac Brown Band have been blazing their own path for the last decade or so and look to spice this year’s festival up Zac Brown Band style. You also never know who may join them on stage as we learned later that Foo Fighters very own Dave Grohl is a Zac Brown Band fan. The only way to find out what surprises these country badasses might pull off is to buy your tickets and come out to this year’s festival!

 

Daryl Hall & John Oates - You Make My Dreams

 

Treating Kentucky to a very special appearance is Hall and Oates, the 1970’s legends who gave us all memorable hit songs such as “Private Eyes”, “Man Eater” and “Rich Girl” are going to be taking us all back for a memorable evening full of nostalgic tunes and those iconic voices that are so recognizable it makes you sing along! Hall and Oates have been in the industry for quite some time but they haven’t lost a single step in their game. If you miss this year’s Bourbon and Beyond festival, you will definitely be beyond mad because you can guarantee that Hall and Oates will still make our dreams come true!


Now that you have an idea of what’s coming to the KY Expo Center in Louisville Kentucky this September, keep your eyes peeled for more announcements from the good people of Danny Wimmer Presents as the exciting news and more start to roll out about this year’s sensational Bourbon and Beyond festival. We promise you won’t want to miss this one. If one thing true in life, it’s no regrets. Buy those tickets, get there early, and meet some new friends. After all, music is what makes the world go around. See you in the pit!

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