Louisville, Kentucky is renowned for its music and bourbon, and the Bourbon & Beyond Festival is a celebration of both. The festival, which will take place from Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center-Highlands Festival Grounds, will feature 40 bourbon brands, numerous workshops, and a variety of food that complements both the drinks and the entertainment.
The festival’s lineup this year includes headliners Bruno Mars, The Black Keys, The Killers, and Brandi Carlile. Other performers include rock and blues artists such as Train, Duran Duran, The Black Crowes, and Blondie. The lineup also features Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Hozier, Brittany Howard, The Avett Brothers, Spoon, Jon Batiste, Ryan Bingham, The Gaslight Anthem, Michelle Branch, Babyface, Aloe Blacc, and Fantastic Negrito.
Brandi Carlile will headline on Thursday with a 90-minute set starting at 9:15. The Killers are scheduled for the same time on Friday night. On Saturday, The Black Keys will perform at 9:15, and Bruno Mars will close the festival on Sunday at 9:05. More information about the festival can be found on the Bourbon & Beyond website.