The Foo Fighters, Robert Plant, and the Zac Brown Band are just some of the acts that will make their way to Kentucky in the fall for this year’s Bourbon & Beyond music festival. On Tuesday (March 12), festival officials unveiled the lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the annual event.
Joining the aforementioned acts on the bill are: John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Nathaniel Rateliffe & the Night Sweats, Trey Anastasio Band, Leon Bridges, the Flaming Lips, Alison Krauss, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, +LIVE+, Grace Potter, Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, the Sensational Space Shifters (who were initially scheduled for 2018), and ZZ Top who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019.
In total, more than 45 musicians will take one of three stages during the three-day event.
As if the music portion of the festival wasn’t enough to get people stoked for the upcoming event, the three-day show’s centerpiece —Kroger’s Big Bourbon Bar presented by Louisville Courier-Journal— will feature more than two dozen hand-selected bourbons from top distilleries as well as a unique opportunity to enjoy bourbons and exclusive one-time specialty cocktails.
Angel’s Envy, 1972, Barrell Bourbon, Bloody Butcher’s Creed, Buffalo Trace, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Kentucky Peerless, Michter’s, Old Forester, StoneHammer, and Wild Turkey are just some of the big names heading to Kentucky in September.
As part of their partnership with Kroger’s and their Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative, 25 cents from each ticket sold will be donated directly to Dare to Care Food Bank.
Because a person cannot live on alcohol alone, the festival will also include “a taste of Louisville” with selections from local and regional restaurants such as Boss Hog BBQ, Couvillion, Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar, Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Eli’s BBQ, Heine Brothers Coffee, Hull And Highwater, Joella’s Hot Chicken, Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen, Sarino, Seviche, and more.
Dubbed as the “world’s largest bourbon festival,” this year will also mark the first year that the event has expanded from two to three days.
Bourbon & Beyond will invade the new Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center during the weekend of Sept. 20 – 22. Several ticket packages are available for purchase on the festival’s website. They are currently offering several ticket options including three-day passes, single-day passes, and VIP experiences.
The daily lineup for Bourbon & Beyond can be found below
Friday, Sept. 20: Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Flaming Lips, +LIVE+, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Greensky Bluegrass, Blackberry Smoke, [artist TBA], Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pearl, Mipso, Amythyst Kiah
Saturday, Sept. 21: Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Trey Anastasio Band, Alison Krauss, Grace Potter, Squeeze, Jenny Lewis, Del McCoury Band, Samantha Fish, The White Buffalo, Maggie Rose, Patrick Droney, The Travelin’ McCourys, Cedric Burnside, Ben Sollee
Sunday, Sept. 22: Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top, Leon Bridges, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Margo Price, Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, White Reaper, Whiskey Myers, Southern Avenue, Caroline Jones, Dustbowl Revival, The Lil Smokies, Front Country