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Bourbon & Beyond Cooks Up One-Of-A-Kind Food & Drink Experiences

Bourbon & Beyond Cooks Up One-Of-A-Kind Food & Drink Experiences

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 23, 2023) – With less than a month until the return of the fan-favorite festival Bourbon & Beyond, event producer Danny Wimmer Presents is celebrating the incredible roster of talent from the culinary and spirits world who will curate unique food and beverage experiences on par with the massive music lineup for 2023. The destination event takes place September 14-17 at the Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville and will include multi-sensory opportunities showcasing America’s best chefs and Louisville’s bourbon culture for the World’s Largest Bourbon & Music Festival.

Leading the Culinary demonstrations on the Monogram Culinary Stage are hosts Chef Chris Santos (Chopped) and Chef Edward Lee (The Mind of a Chef). They will be joined by renowned chef personalities including Sara Bradley (Top Chef contestant), among others. The hosts of The Bourbon Experience on the Kentucky Venues Bourbon Stage include bourbon expert Chris Blandford and Chef Amanda Freitag [Top Chef and Chopped]. They will be joined by special guests including the world’s leading bourbon authority Fred Minnick, among others.

Other special guests of the weekend include actors Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley (behind Brother’s Bond Bourbon), actor Graham McTavish (Outlander, Men in Kilts), singer Wayne Newton, and more artists to be announced.

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

Amanda Freitag
Brian Klemm
Chris Santos
Christian Petroni
Claudette Zepeda
Danny Lee
Edward Lee
Maneet Chauhan
Pappy & Company
Pig Beach
Sara Bradley
Tom Jackson (Kamado Joe)

The full lineup of spirit panelists at Bourbon & Beyond has also been announced.

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.

In addition to the comprehensive food and dining experiences, Bourbon & Beyond offers incredible headlining music talent with a little something for everyone beginning with Brandi Carlile and Billy Strings on Thursday, September 14; followed by The Killers and Duran Duran on Friday, September 15; The Black Keys and The Black Crowes on Saturday, September 16; and a very special closing night Sunday, September 17 including Bruno Mars and Blondie, rounding out an incredible weekend.

Fans can still join in on the fun at the world’s largest Bourbon & music festival by securing a single day or weekend pass at or via Shop Pay at, allowing fans to utilize the buy now, pay later installment plan. Additionally, fans can also purchase the Exacta Pass, allowing general admission to Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life – held one week later, September 21-24, 2023 at the same Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center.

Having welcomed 140,000 fans in 2022, Bourbon & Beyond has become the premier destination event of the fall, combining incredible nonstop music with the best food and spirits Kentucky has to offer – with even Forbes exclaiming, “It’s the inclusion of great food and unique bourbon experiences that set Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond apart from a crowded American destination scene.”

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