Bourbon & Beyond

This fantastic festival took place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center the weekend of Sept. 20-22. Performances by Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Foo Fighters, Leon Bridges, ZZ Top and so many others delighted the massive crowd. The weekend also included talks, workshops and experiences with bourbon distillers and food and beverage experts.

Photos by Andrea Hutchinson

  • Hannah Bischoff and Kristin Mobley capture some colorful memories at one of the interractive art pieces.

  • Brian Keller, Leah Zellers and Brad Culver.

  • Michelle Heffernan and Holly Freville.

  • Anne Kelly and Serianni Legler.

  • John Valentine, Merrill Simmons, Pricilla Summers, Ali Longmire and Shona Casey.

  • The sun shines on enthusiastic fans.

  • Meg McCann in the crowd for Margo Price.

  • Noel Hanna and Tom Mueller topped by the iconic red wax of a Maker's Mark bottle.

  • Margo Price.

  • The only man that could ever reach Margo Price, was the son of a preacher man.

  • Sharonda Allen with Jacqueline and Gina Dyar.

  • Raquel Duplin and Lauren Elizabeth from Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Umbrellas, swings and hammocks speckled the VIP area.

  • Bhyi Luebbe and Dee Riley-Torbesk.

  • Jacob Englert channeling all the ZZ Top vibes.

  • Briana Abbott, Jenni Downey, Lee VanNatta and Monica Whitehouse.

  • Ian and Joni Gjyzeli with Karla Lynn.

  • Emily Bignell, Amara Michaels and Britt Bilesky.

  • Ginny and Denny Adwell with Scott Adwell and Brandy Jones.

  • Kenzie Heighway, Maddi and Kyle Lesch, Brittany Gray and Collin Schaffer.

  • Ashley and Jake Stone.

  • Jeff and Kathy O'Neill, from Boston, enjoying their Evan William's and Jack Daniel's.

  • Caroline Thaxton, Teal Allen, Michael Bull and Paige Murtagh.

  • Russell Senato and Jerry Turner came from Virgina Beach to bask in the bourbon and tunes.

  • Randy Gesell and John Sizemore.

  • Samantha Williams, Dennie Humphrey and Mary Ragsdale.

  • Marissa Sarlls and Evie Rose.

  • Cara King and Frankie Adams.

  • Gary and Jennifer Justiss came from Birmingham, Alabama, and experienced their first Jack Daniel's and Coke at the festival.

  • Donkey Sanchez from the Bahamas and Joe Green from Indiana enjoying the Mint Experience.

  • Amanda Peake, Lee Stevens and Chelsea Kippes.

  • The crowds packed in every evening.

  • Sam Eddings and Logan Ormerod.

  • Tracy Long and Keith Denham.

  • Michele and Leo Perez were all smiles at their first Bourbon and Beyond experience.

  • Bart Cissell and Jennifer Powell.

  • Jon and Kim Barrie enjoy their Angry Orchard beverage while Monica Thompson and Greg Neuworth carry their Stella Artois chalices.

  • Jamie Pettit, Katina Pryor and Sharon Corters were ready to rock!

  • Big Bourbon fans Don O'Brien, Casey Clark, Aaron Tyler, Adrian Minotti, Cassie Beeve and Makayla Browning.

  • Melanie Bartles, Tina Fernandez, Tim and Kristina Schueler and Ebony Gordon sipping on Maker's Mark.

  • Ann Gronowski from St. Louis, Diane Harris from Georgia and Marilyn Harris all the way from California.

  • Sandy and Scott Roitblat enjoying their Knob Creek bourbon.

  • Abi and Joey Ratterman with Lindsay and Matt Ramser.

  • Meg McCann made music festival fashion look effortless.

  • Kristy Kirk and Clint Simmons.

  • Paige Dickey and Kenzie Byrd.

  • Tavis and Colleen Conley.