Bourbon & Beyond Releases Full Schedule of Performances

Natalie Nicole Vladimirovs with Shannon Trujillo at Bourbon & Beyond 2017. Photo by Max Sharp.

The full schedule of music performances for Bourbon & Beyond is now available. The third year of the unique destination event expands to three days, Friday, Sept. 20, Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 at the newly created Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane.

Bourbon & Beyond’s music lineup includes a unique mix of rock, roots, bluegrass and folk acts led by Foo Fighters, Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, the Zac Brown Band, John Fogerty, Daryl Hall & John Oates and ZZ Top, among many others. In total, nearly 50 artists will play on three stages over the course of the weekend, including two side-by-side main stages and a bluegrass stage curated by the genre’s leading authority, The Bluegrass Situation. In addition, the World’s Largest Bourbon Festival also celebrates the craftsmanship behind award-winning spirits, master distillers and world-class chefs. Bourbon author, expert, and Amazon Prime host (Bourbon Up) Fred Minnick has curated one-of-a-kind tastings and seminars celebrating Louisville’s world-renowned distilleries, while culinary curators Edward Lee (The Mind of A Chef) and Anthony Lamas (Seviche) have teamed up to arrange special food experiences. Visit for full details.

A limited number of Bourbon & Beyond exclusive VIP packages, General Admission tickets, camping and hotel packages, as well as special event tickets are still available at

The music schedule for Bourbon & Beyond is as follows (subject to change).

Friday, September 20
Barrel Stage Oak Stage
9:20 PM Foo Fighters 7:55 PM John Fogerty
6:40 PM Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 5:25 PM The Flaming Lips
4:10 PM +Live+ 2:55 PM Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
2:10 PM Lukas Nelson & Promise Of Real 1:25 PM Blackberry Smoke
12:40 PM The Record Company 12:00 PM Preservation Hall Jazz Band
11:30 AM Pearl    
The Bluegrass Situation Stage    
5:20 PM Greensky Bluegrass    
3:45 PM Mipso    
1:40 PM The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys    
11:45 AM Amythyst Kiah    


Saturday, September 21
Barrel Stage Oak Stage
9:30 PM Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters 8:05 PM Daryl Hall & John Oates
7:00 PM Trey Anastasio Band 5:55 PM Alison Krauss
4:50 PM Grace Potter 3:55 PM Jenny Lewis
3:05 PM Squeeze 2:15 PM Del McCoury Band
1:40 PM Samantha Fish 1:05 PM The White Buffalo
12:30 PM Maggie Rose 11:55 AM Patrick Droney
The Bluegrass Situation Stage    
4:20 PM The Travelin’ McCourys    
2:55 PM Fruition    
1:25 PM Cedric Burnside    
12:05 PM Ben Sollee


Sunday, September 22
Barrel Stage Oak Stage
8:40 PM Zac Brown Band 7:25 PM ZZ Top
6:20 PM Leon Bridges 5:15 PM Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
4:20 PM Little Steven And The Disciples Of Soul 3:25 PM Kurt Vile And The Violators
2:40 PM Margo Price 1:55 PM Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
1:20 PM Whiskey Myers 12:45 PM White Reaper
12:10 PM Southern Avenue 11:35 AM Caroline Jones
The Bluegrass Situation Stage    
4:15 PM Dustbowl Revival    
2:40 PM Birds Of Chicago    
1:20 PM The Lil Smokies    
11:50 AM Front Country


The culinary experiences and bourbon workshops, along with the Derby Dance Hall schedule, are as follows:

Friday, September 20
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary) Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
12:00 PM Edward Lee 11:35 AM Welcome
1:30 PM Jose Salazar & Matt Abdoo 12:40 PM Beer Drinker’s Bourbon
3:00 PM Michael Voltaggio & Adam


2:05 PM How Highball Can You Go?
4:30 PM Justin Sutherland & Ben Jaffe

(Preservation Hall Jazz Band)

3:50 PM Whiskey Women
    5:05 PM Bourbon Disrupters
    6:05 PM What Is A Master Distiller?
Derby Dance Hall    
12:30 PM Charleston Lesson    
1:20 PM Jitterbug Performance    
1:30 PM Jitterbug Lesson    
2:50 PM Foxtrot / West Coast Swing Performance    
3:00 PM Foxtrot Lesson    
4:05 PM Cha Cha Performance    
4:25 PM Cha Cha Lesson    
6:35 PM West Coast Swing Performance    
6:45 PM Music And Open Dancing    


Saturday, September 21
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary) Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
1:05 PM Graham Elliot 11:25 AM Bourbon Storytime
2:30 PM Tiffani Thiessen 12:25 PM Barrel Finish Vs. Traditional Bourbon
4:00 PM Brooke Williamson 1:35 PM Whiskey’s Dark Past
5:30 PM Kelsey Barnard Clark & Sara


3:00 PM The Barrel
    4:45 PM The Van Winkle Family
Derby Dance Hall    
12:25 PM Jitterbug Performance    
12:35 PM Jitterbug Lesson    
2:10 PM West Coast Swing Performance    
2:20 PM Foxtrot Lesson    
3:00 PM East Coast Swing Performance    
3:10 PM East Coast Swing Lesson    
4:45 PM West Coast Swing / Foxtrot Performance    
4:55 PM West Coast Swing Lesson    
6:35 PM West Coast Swing Performance    
6:45 PM Music And Open Dancing    


Sunday, September 22
Better In The Bluegrass Stage (culinary) Kentucky Gold Stage (bourbon)
12:45 PM Ouita Michel 11:15 AM Welcome
2:05 PM Rusty Hamlin & Coy Bowles

(Zac Brown Band)

12:05 PM Manhattan Vs. The Old Fashioned
3:35 PM Amanda Freitag & Tierinii

Jackson (Southern Avenue)

1:15 PM Sweet Mash: The Whiskey Revolution
4:15 PM Jamie Bissonnette 2:35 PM Master Taster: How To Taste Like A Pro
    4:15 PM Executive Round Table
    6:15 PM Slavery In American Whiskey History
Derby Dance Hall    
12:40 PM West Coast Swing / Charleston Performance    
12:50 PM Charleston Lesson    
2:40 PM Jitterbug Lesson    
3:20 PM East Coast Swing Performance    
3:30 PM East Coast Swing Lesson    
5:10 PM West Coast Swing Performance    
5:20 PM West Coast Swing Lesson    
6:05 PM Music And Open Dancing