Foo Fighters to headline Bourbon & Beyond festival

13th March, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

American rock band Foo Fighters will headline this year’s Bourbon & Beyond festival, held this September in Kentucky.

Foo Fighters will headline the third Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky

Foo Fighters will headline the third Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky

The Bourbon & Beyond festival, which launched in 2017, is the brainchild of music industry veteran Danny Wimmer and whiskey author Fred Minnick.

Set to take place over three days from 20 September to 22 September in Louisville, the festival features music, culinary events and Bourbon tastings and seminars.

Bourbon & Beyond will move to a new location this year – the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Centre.

The event, which takes place during Bourbon Heritage Month, will celebrate the craftsmanship behind spirits, and will feature master distillers and world-class chefs.

This year’s Bourbon & Beyond festival will feature a number of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts, with headliners including Foo Fighters, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters and the Zac Brown Band.

Additional acts include John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, ZZ Top, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio Band, Leon Bridges, The Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, Grace Potter, Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and many more.

Participating Bourbon brands include 1792, Angel’s Envy, Bardstown Bourbon, Barrell Bourbon, Blanton’s, Bloody Butcher’s Creed, Bluegrass Distillery, Boone County Distilling, Buffalo Trace, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Kentucky Peerless, Knob Creek, Larceny, Maker’s Mark, MB Roland, Michter’s, Old Forester, Wild Turkey, Wilderness Trail, WL Weller and Woodford Reserve.

Fred Minnick’s Mini Bar, presented by the Bourbon Women Association, will showcase craft selections from Wilderness Trail, MB Roland and Bluegrass Distillery. Louisville whiskey bar The Silver Dollar will operate The Hunter’s Club, where festivalgoers can find vintage Bourbons from as far back as the 1930s, as well as contemporary bottlings.

“If you could capture America in a bottle, it would be a bottle of Bourbon. It’s a uniquely American creation, like jazz and baseball, and its beating heart is in Louisville,” said Wimmer.

“This connection to the past has transformed Louisville into a city of the future. One of the most vibrant and diverse food scenes in the country has grown around Bourbon’s resurgence, and we tried to mirror that spirit with the great music line-up that we put together.

“I can’t wait for people to visit this city in September and experience something that goes far beyond their preconception of what Louisville is.”

Tickets, including VIP packages, camping and hotel packages as well as special event tickets, go on sale on 15 March at 12pm EDT.

For ticket prices and further information, visit

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