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What You Need to Know About Bourbon & Beyond in September


What You Need to Know About Bourbon & Beyond in September

If drinking award winning bourbon, eating great food, and listening to some of the best musicians in the business is your thing, then you need to make your way to Kentucky this September. Bourbon & Beyond festival will satisfy all those needs.

Danny Wimmer Presents and Bourbon & Beyond are proud to announce their inaugural festival, to be held at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky, September 23-24. Here is what you should know about what will happen that weekend.

The Bourbon

Master distillers Kaveh Zamanian,  Marianne Barnes, and Fred Minnick will be onsite offering up their expertise, answering questions about the distilling process, and much more. There will be seven different bourbon attractions guaranteed to give you a unique festival experience. Several speakeasies, The Big Bourbon Bar, and The Hunter’s Club are the go-to places to wet your whistle. The Hunter’s Club will be serving experimental, rare, and hard to find bourbons. If you’re interested in learning how bourbon is made and housed, head on over to The Distillery or The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage. Or if you’re feeling crafty, there will be bourbon workshops taught  by the industry’s best. The workshops are free to festival attendees and are first come first serve. There will also be an exhibit on the history of bourbon.

The Food

The festival currently has 12 of the nations top chefs signed on for cooking demonstrations. Exclusive feasts will be cooked up by  Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Edward Lee, and so many more. Five of Louisville’s finest restaurants will be serving festivalgoers all weekend long. More chefs and restaurants have been signing on to be a part of this exciting event.

The Music

What’s a good festival without stellar musical performances? The weekend will bring some of the best in music to attendees. Two main stages will host Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Band of Horses, Joe Bonamassa, and Gary Clark Jr. Paul Rodgers, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, G. Love & Special Sauce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Nikki Lane, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Fantastic Negrito, Kiefer Sutherland, Dave Cavalier, bluegrass favorite curated by The Bluegrass Situation, and more.

Inspirer has teamed up with Danny Wimmer Presents and Bourbon & Beyond to give away a Mint Experience VIP Weekend package, and 2 pairs of General Admission Weekend passes for the first two runner-ups. Enter our giveaway below-and we will see you there!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Festival takes place Sept 23-24, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Prize does not include travel or hotel accommodations. If winner does not claim the prize within 48 hours, winner forfeits all goods. Giveaway ends August 4th, 2017.

Dedicated entrance lanes into the festival
– The Mint Garden, an exclusive and comfortable hang area with dedicated culinary offerings
– Mint Bars with premium beverages for purchase and a daily happy hour with specialty bourbon cocktails
– Elevated grandstand-style bleachers and VIP-only viewing areas with excellent views of the music stages
– Upgraded restroom facilities
– The Mint Garden gift shop, where you can pick up your commemorative Bourbon & Beyond tasting glass and other merchandise for purchase.

The Basics– a vast majority of the experiences where you can discover, learn from, and party with an amazing lineup of the finest craftsmen and craftswomen in bourbon, food, and music.

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Ashley is a social media community manager and artist, living in Los Angeles, CA. With a degree in Mass Media Communications, Ashley likes to use videos, photos, and essays to connect people with what’s happening in the world.

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