Bourbon & Beyond Festival 2019 | Preview

Article Contributed by Matt Lambert | Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

This year’s rendition of Bourbon and Beyond is set to outdo the festival of last year that unfortunately was rained out due to dangerous conditions of the grounds. The new location will be outside the Kentucky Expo center at Highland Festival Grounds, more inland than the previous location on the banks of the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Robert Plant will headline Bourbon and Beyond

Even with the new location, the festival will have the same perfect blend of bourbon, food, and rock and roll music. For the food, there will be celebrity chefs like Edward Lee, Graham Elliot, The Voltaggio Brothers, and even former Saved By the Bell star turned chef Tiffani Thiessen. 

John Forgerty will play Bourbon and Beyond

In addition to delicious food, the bourbon is highlighted with various seminars throughout the weekend that will teach you the history of bourbon, talks with executives and also let you sample a taste. There is also a seminar focusing on women in the industry. 

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will play Bourbon & Beyond

With all that don’t forget about the music! Three stages with some of the biggest names in rock and blues music are set to play over three days. Bands like Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real are playing Friday. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Trey Anastasio Band, Alison Krauss, and Squeeze are just a few of the big names on Saturday. Then to top off the weekend Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top (50th Anniversary) and Leon Bridges are some of the big names on Sunday. 

Trey will play Bourbon and Beyond

The last 2 years of the fairly new festival have been great successes. With the new location, it’s bound to be even better, especially in case there is inclement weather.