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April 30, 2017

KENTUCKY - New BOURBON & BEYOND Festival Announces its Headlining Lineup of Top Chefs, Bourbon Experts, and World-Class Musicians to Take Over Louisville for One Weekend Only on September 23rd & 24th 2017

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FEATURING: The Finest Kentucky Bourbons Curated by Top Bourbon Experts, One-Of-A-Kind Creations From Louisville and The Country's Most Celebrated Chefs & Beyond

PERFORMANCES BY: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers and More


LOUISVILLE, Ky.
 Danny Wimmer Presents is thrilled to announce the official headliners and first phase of musicians, chefs, food and beverage experiences for  BOURBON & BEYOND, its bold, new, bourbon-inspired festival taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Recognized for his monumental music festivals, Danny Wimmer's newest venture moves above and beyond music.  Together with best-selling author and acclaimed bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, and nationally-celebrated Louisville chef, Edward Lee, Danny Wimmer Presents blends the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into one all-encompassing celebration in honor of the soul and spirit of KentuckyBOURBON & BEYOND will be an enriching weekend featuring the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and many other artisans.



THE BOURBON LINEUP:

The festival will showcase over 50 of the best
 Kentucky bourbons curated by Fred MinnickEdward Lee, and Chris Cosentino. Festivalgoers will get the chance to dive deep into the Kentucky bourbon experience through several exciting facets like:
  • The Big Bourbon Bar: A 20,000-square-foot bar featuring delicious bourbon cocktails presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
  • The Hunter's Club: A bourbon hound's dream come true with experimental, rare, and hard-to-find bourbons.
  • The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage: A behind-the-scenes look at how coopers craft the oak barrels used to age bourbon.
  • The Distillery: An interactive experience to discover the life of a master blender, taster, and distiller.
  • Bourbon Workshops: Access to bourbon's best and brightest in a series of free and intimate distilling, bartending, pairing, and cooking workshops.
In addition to the many incredible Kentucky bourbon experiences, BOURBON & BEYOND will partner with renowned local chefs and over 20 beloved Louisville restaurants to deliver one-of-a-kind delectable creations. The first round of participating restaurants include: Baxter's 942 Bar & Grill, Boss Hog's BBQ, Doc Crow's, Gospel Bird, Seviche, The Manhattan Exchange, Whiskey Dry and many more to be announced in the coming months.
Guests will be able to eat, drink, and party at
 The Big Easy Boil presented by Southern Comfort, Tiki Barrel Bar, Funk & Soul & BBQ. BOURBON & BEYOND will also offer Incredible Feasts, one-of-a-kind communal dining experiences including The Chicks & Champs Gospel Brunch and the exclusive B&B Supper Club featuring Tom Colicchio. Chefs appearing throughout the weekend include Tom ColicchioCarla HallEdward LeeChris CosentinoAmanda FreitagJose SalazarCosmo Goss & Erling Wu-BowerKevin AshworthAnthony LamasAnthony Falco, and others!
World-class musical performances will further amplify this distinctive festival experience. With two main music stages, festivalgoers will enjoy music from the following lineup of artists:

Stevie Nicks
Eddie VedderSteve Miller Band, Band of Horses, Joe BonamassaGary Clark Jr.Paul RodgersAmos LeeBuddy Guy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Wayne ShepherdJonny Lang, G. Love & Special Sauce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Nikki LaneShawn James & The Shapeshifters, Fantastic Negrito, Kiefer SutherlandDave Cavalier, bluegrass favorites curated by The Bluegrass Situation, and more.

BOURBON & BEYOND
 will be an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and entertainment destination that honors the rich history of bourbon that is so deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky. All together BOURBON & BEYOND is a celebration of craftsmanship, soul and spirit.
More announcements, including bourbons, bluegrass, additional chefs and restaurants will be coming soon.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW at BourbonAndBeyond.com.

For our love of bourbon.
For our love of Kentucky.
BOURBON & BEYOND.
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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 Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, and Chicago Open Air, among others. www.DannyWimmerPresents.com