Kentucky Artists Headline Expanded Bourbon & Beyond Festival
Two new music stages and 40 additional music artists will shine in Bourbon City
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (January 24, 2024) — Kentucky artists have made their mark on the 2024 Bourbon & Beyond music festival line-up —known as the World’s Largest Bourbon & Music Festival. The four-day party brings together the perfect blend of bourbon, food, and music to celebrate what makes Louisville such a beloved festival destination. The 2024 dates are September 19-22 at the Highland Festival Grounds within the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
This year’s stacked music lineup features dozens of legends and breaking stars including headliners Neil Young and Beck on Thursday, Dave Matthews Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band on Friday, Zach Bryan and Cody Jinks on Saturday, and Tyler Childers and My Morning Jacket on Sunday, along with Matchbox Twenty, The National, Whiskey Myers, Black Pumas, The War On Drugs, The Beach Boys, Mt. Joy, Fleet Foxes, Young the Giant, Maren Morris, The Head and the Heart, Melissa Etheridge, Teddy Swims, and many more.
Now in its sixth year, the destination festival is adding two music stages and 40 additional music artists for 2024, expanding to a total of five music stages and 100 music artists, plus the festival’s culinary and bourbon workshop stages. In addition, Bourbon & Beyond has been nominated by Pollstar as the 2024 Global Festival of the Year.
Bourbon & Beyond’s unique immersive festival experience includes some of the best music talent in country music, Americana, classic rock, alternative, rock, roots, blues, bluegrass and adult contemporary, as well as a range of culinary programming from some of the country’s top chefs, along with an array of bourbon tastings and workshops showcasing America’s best chefs and Louisville’s bourbon and culinary culture.
“Louisville has become a top destination for music festivals,” says Cleo Battle, President and CEO of Louisville Tourism. “Events like Bourbon & Beyond continue to solidify that growing reputation attracting new visitors to Bourbon City and giving them not only a taste of a world-class event but also exposing them to the city’s Southern hospitality, iconic attractions and Bourbon’s home.”
“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.”
In addition to four full days of music on five stages at Bourbon & Beyond, the festival experience includes 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.
Visit bourbonandbeyond.com for a complete line-up and description of festival experiences.
Calling Louisville, KY home, Bourbon & Beyond is the companion festival to Louder Than Life, which takes place the following weekend. With the back-to-back festivals, more than 270,000 fans turned out in 2023, creating over $30 million in local economic impact, sold-out bourbon distillery tours on the urban bourbon trail and more than 62,000 hotel nights.
While planning a trip to Louisville, guests can download a copy of Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide to see the city's top attractions and bourbon distilleries. Visitors also can get additional city attraction, lodging and dining assistance at gotolouisville.com.