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Bourbon & Beyond Announces
Band Performance Times And Schedule For
Bourbon Workshops & Culinary Demos

Plus, A Brand New Mobile App
To Build Your Own Itinerary

The World's Largest Bourbon Festival Returns
To Champions Park In Louisville, KY
Saturday, September 22 And Sunday, September 23

Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters,
Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, And David Byrne Lead The Music Lineup

The schedule of events for Bourbon & Beyond has been announced as the second annual festival gets set to return to Champions Park in Louisville, KY, Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. The weekend offers the perfect blend of bourbon, food & music not found anywhere else in the world, assembled by festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents along with culinary curator Edward Lee and bourbon curator Fred Minnick.

Bourbon & Beyond app

In addition to sets from Sting, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, David Byrne and many more on three stages, there are workshops from the many distilleries present at the festival, plus demos from culinary experts Tom Colicchio, Stephanie Izard, Aarón Sánchez and Ray Garcia on The Mash Stage.

The official Bourbon & Beyond mobile app is also now available for download. Attendees can build their own schedules, learn more about the artists and personalities appearing at the festival and get the latest must-know information through push notifications. Download it through the Google Play and Apple stores.

Limited tickets and VIP packages remain on sale at

Band performance times and the schedule for bourbon workshops and culinary demos are as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, September 22

Barrel Stage

9:30 PMJohn Mayer
7:00 PMDavid Byrne
4:50 PMBrian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot!
2:55 PMJJ Grey & Mofro
1:45 PMMindi Abair And The Boneshakers
12:35 PMSwimming With Bears

Oak Stage

8:05 PMLenny Kravitz
5:55 PMSheryl Crow
3:45 PMKeb' Mo'
2:20 PMJoseph
1:10 PMLarkin Poe

Bluegrass Situation Stage / Big Bourbon Bar Stage

6:00 PMReignwolf (Big Bourbon Bar Stage)
4:15 PMBilly Strings
3:00 PMPhoebe Hunt & The Gatherers
1:45 PMLindsay Lou
12:45 PMMichael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Bourbon+ Workshop Tent

6:00 PMThe Audacity of Sourced Whiskey (John Foster, Josh Quinn & Marianne Eaves)
5:30 PMCool Malts (Kaveh Zamanian, Tripp Stimson & Paul Tomaszewski)
4:40 PMUp The Barrel (Chris Morris & Colleen Thomas)
3:50 PMChange: The Cultural Evolution in Food & Drink (Fawn Weaver & Tom Colicchio)
3:00 PMRare Whiskey (Larry Rice, Drew Kulsveen & Jane Bowie)
1:55 PMJack & Jim: What's The Difference (Jeff Arnett & Fred Noe)
1:10 PMValue Bourbon (Denny Potter, Beth Burrows & Josh Hollifield)
12:20 PMThe Art of Mingling & Blending (Joe Beatrice & John Little)
11:30 AMFamily Affair: The Russells (Jimmy, Eddie & Bruce Russell)

The Mash Stage

6:30 PMBird & Bourbon (Alex Thomopolous, Anthony Lamas, David Danielson, Tim Laird, Steve Coomes)
5:00 PMOil & Water: The Chemistry Of Good Food & Drink (Tom Colicchio & Fred Minnick)
3:30 PMWhat is Authenticity Anyway? (Edward Lee & Aarón Sánchez)
2:00 PMBeef & Bourbon (Jose Salazar, Kevin Ashworth, Stacie Stewart, Peggy Noe Stevens)
12:50 PMBourbon Mixology: Higher Proof (Beth Burrows & Molly Wellmann)
12:10 PMBourbon Mixology: Slushie Time (Doug Kragel & Susie Hoyt)
11:30 AMThe Legends & Lore of American Whiskey (Fred Minnick, Bernie Lubbers, Freddie Johnson & Chuck Cowdery)

Sunday, September 23

Barrel Stage

9:10 PMSting
6:45 PMCounting Crows
4:45 PMKaleo
3:05 PMBenjamin Booker
1:35 PMThe Record Company
12:25 PMThe Magpie Salute

Oak Stage

7:50 PMRobert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters
5:40 PMGov't Mule
3:50 PMBlackberry Smoke
2:20 PMDon Felder
1:00 PMDel McCoury Band
11:50 AMThe Last Bandoleros

Bluegrass Situation Stage

6:00 PMThe Travelin' McCourys
4:30 PMMadisen Ward And The Mama Bear
3:15 PMRiver Whyless
2:00 PMBen Sollee
1:00 PMMichael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Bourbon+ Workshop Tent

6:00 PMBottled in Bond (Jay Erisman & Bernie Lubbers)
5:20 PMFamily Affair: Van Winkles & Kulsveens (Julian, Preston, & Carrie Van Winkle; Britt & Drew Kulsveen)
4:30 PMWhy Rye (Harden Wheatley, Kyle Henderson, Caleb Kilburn & Denny Potter)
3:40 PMWe Don't Need No Stinkin' Master Distiller (Kaveh Zamanian & Jim Rutledge)
2:50 PMLet Us Entertain You (Sara Barnes & Peggy Noe Stevens)
2:00 PMMy Daddy Was A Moonshiner (Thomas Wade Daniels)
1:10 PMExecutive Round Table (Joseph Magliocco, Kaveh Zamanian, Campbell Brown, John Little, Jay Erisman, & Corky Riff)
12:20 PMBeer & Bourbon (Jack Colt, Gary Valentine, Jane Bowie, Marianne Eaves & Pat Heist)
11:30 AMBarrel Finishes (Wes Henderson, Elizabeth McCall, Trey Zoeller & John Hargrove)

The Mash Stage

6:30 PMThe Flavor Of Bluegrass (Ahktar Nawab, Annie Pettry, Del McCoury)
5:00 PMModern Traditions (Ray Garcia, Damaris Phillips, Don Felder)
3:30 PMGather & Graze (Stephanie Izard, Ryan Rogers, Andrew McCabe, Patrick Hallahan, Bobby Valentine)
2:00 PMHow Soy Sauce Conquered the World (Edward Lee, Erik Bruner Yang & Matt Jamie)
12:50 PMBourbon Mixology: How to Get Sour (Death & Co., Jeremy Johnson, Meta Louisville)
12:10 PMLocal Grain, Big Fame (Ray Garcia, Jeptha Creed, Maker's Mark)
11:30 AMA Look Back at the 1990s (Chuck Cowdery, Trey Zoeller & Susan Reigler)

For more information on Bourbon & Beyond please visit:

Bourbon & Beyond flyer with lineup of musical performances, bourbons, chefs, bourbon experiences and more Bourbon & Beyond festival site map

We believe in quality before quantity. Please drink responsibly.

About Danny Wimmer Presents:

Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond, and Chicago Open Air, among others.

About Fred Minnick:

After serving in Iraq in 2004, Wall Street Journal-bestselling author Fred Minnick found a new home in bourbon. Since 2006, Minnick's covered bourbon for the New York Times, Scientific American, USA Today, Whisky Advocate, Whisky Magazine and many more. He is now the editor-in-chief of Bourbon+ and has written seven books, including Whiskey Women, Bourbon Curious and the 2017 Spirited Winner for World's Best Spirits Book, Bourbon: The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of An American Whiskey. He serves as the official bourbon curator for Bourbon & Beyond and is the Bourbon Authority for the Kentucky Derby Museum. Learn more at

Bourbon & Beyond Publicity Contacts

Ashton-Magnuson Media
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson,; (818) 996-2496
Selena Fragassi,; (847) 942-3093

Estes Public Relations (food and beverage PR)
(502) 614-5991
Jamie Estes,
Jaimie Schapker,
Tracy Green,

Bourbon & Beyond Marketing/Sponsorship Contact

Lindsey Medina/Danny Wimmer Presents,