The Perfect Blend of Bourbon, Food & Music Uncorks Stellar National Acts
2023’s festival follows a record-breaking year bringing another 65 performances
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 8, 2023) — The team behind Bourbon & Beyond (Danny Wimmer Presents) is excited to announce the 2023 Bourbon & Beyond lineup following last year’s record-breaking attendance of over 140,000. The unique festival, celebrating the perfect blend of bourbon, food and music, celebrates what makes Louisville such a beloved festival destination. The four-day event will take place September 14-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center’s Highland Festival Grounds.
Hailed by Forbes magazine as “One of America’s most unique festival offerings,” Bourbon & Beyond continues to live up to its reputation as The World’s Largest Music & Bourbon Festival with a wide array of talented music acts along with the best pours and tempting eats from Kentucky favorite establishments. For the first time ever on the Bourbon & Beyond stages, the festival welcomes headliners Bruno Mars, The Killers and The Black Keys, along with the return of Brandi Carlile after her unforgettable show last year. Celebrating their 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, Duran Duran’s performance will be a highlight as well.
In addition to the amazing musical acts, Bourbon & Beyond festival-goers will be treated to one-of-a-kind festival experiences throughout the weekend. The festival will feature daily workshops and demonstrations pairing world-renowned master distillers and celebrity chefs with guest artist appearances and a who’s who of Kentucky personalities including Chef Amanda Freitag, Chris Santos, and Ed Lee, along with the lead Bourbon buyer in the United States Chris Blandford, and Bourbon Expert Fred Minnick.
Bourbon lovers will be able to stop by Chris Picks MiniBar for select single barrels curated especially for the festival; the Hunter’s Club for rare and vintage sips; the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Craft Bourbon Bar for hand-picked craft distillery tastes; the George Dickel Flight School for daily step by step tastings where fans can learn about the art of bourbon; and the Jim Beam Tiki Barrel Bar for the perfect oasis to make their festival vacation complete.
VIP passes include exclusive perks for The Mint VIP Experience and Angel’s Envy Beyond VIP. Camping (and new in 2023, glamping) are also options for fans looking to stay on-site. Over 65 musical acts in total will perform. For a complete list of artists, festival experiences, and tickets, visit BourbonandBeyond.com. Fans who are interested in celebrating back-to-back weekends in Louisville with both Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life can purchase an Exacta Pass.
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, 275,000 fans turned out in 2022, creating millions in local economic impact, sold-out bourbon distillery tours on the urban bourbon trail and more than 50,000 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.