Explore the wonderful world of interactive opportunities that await you at Bourbon & Beyond.
Down The Rabbit Hole
Feat. Proprietors LLC of Death & Co.
Rabbit Hole invites you to go #DownTheRabbitHole into an exclusive bar hidden off the beaten path featuring cocktails by Proprietors LLC, the team behind Death & Co. That’s all we can say for now – figuring out how to get in will be entirely up to you!
DISCOUNTED BOURBON EXPERIENCES
Check out an exclusive list of Bourbon distillery and related attractions brought to you by the City of Louisville at discounted prices.We’ve also put together some one-of-a-kind Bourbon experiences for you. You can download your itineraries HERE.
MUSEUM ROW ON MAIN
9 Louisville Original museums, all located within a few walkable blocks of each other.
URBAN BOURBON TRAIL
A collection of over 30 “Bourbon Bars” in the city, most in the downtown area. A passport for the trail can be picked up at the Louisville Visitors Center, or any of the stops along the way, or the Urban Bourbon Trail app can be downloaded on smart phones. With each stop made along the trail, guests will get a stamp (you don’t have to purchase bourbon either! you can purchase a soft drink, a beer, salad, whatever you like) in the passport. After 6 stamps are collected, the passport can be redeemed at the Visitors Center for a fun prize! And, the passport never expires, so no need to try to do it all in one visit!
EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON EXPERIENCE
Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, tours, tastings, and more!
MINT JULIP TOURS
Mint Julep Tours offers city, horse farm and bourbon distillery tours.
Louisville Originals is an organization of fabulous locally owned restaurants.
This website features Louisville’s awesome culinary scene.
HOT BROWN HOP
The Hot Brown is a dish that started in Louisville and over time, several locally owned restaurants have put their own spin on it. The Hot Brown Hop is a listing of all of the restaurants in Louisville that serve Hot Browns.
LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN
Featuring six underground zip lines, including a fun filled dual racing zip, two awesome challenge bridges that will test your skill, balance, and mettle; this tour is guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenaline pumping.
FYE is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music — and maybe even get to meet your favorite Bourbon & Beyond musician! Check back for updates on artist meet & greet and autograph signing sessions!.
Grab & Go Bars
You’ll find plenty of Grab & Go Bars throughout our grounds with Kentucky’s kindest bartenders serving bourbon, spirits, beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages for purchase.
Refreshments include selections from:
Southern Soul Party
Hosted by Maker's Mark
Come dressed to impress, ready to get down and eat up at the Southern Soul Party. Our friends at Maker’s Mark are coming to Bourbon & Beyond with a sophisticated celebration of throwback hits, classics cocktails, and good-to-the-bone barbeque.
In a unique twist on the meat-and-three tradition, Southern Soul Party will feature your choice of meat by Louisville favorite Boss Hog’s BBQ and three Asian-influenced sides by Chef Kevin Ashworth of acclaimed Louisville restaurant MilkWood. Rounding out our offerings are Maker’s Mark cocktails and irresistibly funky tunes by Derby City Soul Club with DJs Matt Anthony & Kim Sorise, winners of the 2016 Louisville Music Award for “Best Live DJ”.
Also, make sure to catch Maker’s Mark maturation specialist Jane Bowie on The Mash Stage on Saturday, where she’ll be joining “The Wonder Women of Whiskey” panel.
The Southern Soul Party hosted by Maker’s Mark is open to all festivalgoers. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out about more details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Spire will be showcasing its latest technology for professional-quality recording made simple – from an RV retrofitted into a mobile recording studio. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to be introduced to a completely new type of recording experience. Learn more at www.Spire.live.
The Angry Tree Bar
presented by Angry Orchard
Surrounding the only large, shady tree near both music stages, The Angry Tree Bar is one of the major focal points at Bourbon & Beyond. Decorated with incandescent glowing apples hanging from the branches and featuring impressive wooden carvings that capture the essence of the Angry Orchard brand, this enchanting refreshment station will offer festivalgoers the perfect place to relax and catch the show, all while enjoying a curated lineup of Angry Orchard ciders and specialty cocktails.
The B&B Supper Club
Hosted by Angel's Envy
Bourbon & Beyond is proud to announce The B&B Supper Club featuring award-winning chef, restaurateur, and Top Chef host Tom Colicchio. Join us for an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by Chef Tom Colicchio and whiskey pairings by Angel’s Envy, all while you enjoy an unbeatable view of our music stages. Only 30 seats will be available.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit A Place at the Table.
The B&B Supper Club
Hosted by Jefferson's Bourbon
Bourbon & Beyond is proud to announce The B&B Supper Club featuring Edward Lee (610 Magnolia, Louisville) & Chris Cosentino (Cockscomb, San Francisco) and hosted by Jefferson’s Bourbon. Join us for an exclusive multi-course dinner and a different Jefferson’s Bourbon expression paired with each course by founder Trey Zoeller. Only 30 seats will be available; all featuring an unbeatable view of our music stages. After dinner, attendees will be invited to view the remainder of the show in the VIP Mint Garden viewing area and hang space.
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The Big Bourbon Bar
Presented By Courier Journal
The Big Bourbon Bar presented by Courier-Journal features our incredible lineup of bourbons curated by our experts and you, the fans! Whether you’re in the mood for something adventurous or a classic concoction, our expert bartenders will be shaking, stirring, and serving up delicious bourbon cocktails all weekend long.
The Big Bourbon Bar will also feature great music and talks all weekend long. Our friends at The Bluegrass Situation have curated a lineup of bluegrass bands to provide the soundtrack for the weekend. In between sets, Bardstown Bourbon Company will host “Bourbon Time with Fred Minnick” and special guests.
The Big Bourbon Bar featuring 24 Bourbon Partners
1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell, Basil Hayden’s, Blade And Bow, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Coopers’ Craft, Eagle Rare, Ezra Brooks, Four Roses, Jefferson’s, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Larceny, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Old Forester, Rabbit Hole, Rebel Yell, Smooth Ambler, Peerless, W. L. Weller, Woodford Reserve.
Fred Minnick’s MiniBar
Bluegrass Distillers, Boone County, Hartfield & Co., Jeptha Creed, Limestone Branch, MB Roland, and New Riff.
Music curated by The Bluegrass Situation
The Steel Wheels, Mipso, Town Mountain, Love Canon, New Town, The Tillers, Reva Dawn Salon.
“Bourbon Time with Fred Minnick” presented by Bardstown Bourbon Company
Lineup and schedule coming soon! Follow us on social media to be the first to find out.
The Big Easy Boil
Hosted by Southern Comfort
Southern Comfort brings the spirit of New Orleans to Bourbon & Beyond with The Big Easy Boil: a weekend-long party featuring refreshing Southern Comfort cocktails and delicious Cajun cooking.
The incredible Shaggy Davis (NOLA Crawfish King, New Orleans) will be slinging over half a ton of fresh-caught seafood all weekend long. Louisville’s very own Chef Anthony Lamas (Seviche, Louisville) will make a guest appearance with a Latin spin on the classic Cajun tradition.
Shaggy Davis and Anthony Lamas will also be making an appearance on The Mash Stage with bartender extraordinaire Susie Hoyt (The Silver Dollar & El Camino, Louisville) for a special demo of The Big Easy Boil.
The Big Easy Boil hosted by Southern Comfort is open to all festivalgoers. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out about more details to be announced in the coming weeks. #SouthernComfort #TheSpiritOfNewOrleans
The Char House
presented by Brown-Forman
Brown-Forman is the the only major spirits company in the entire world to make its own new barrels, and Bourbon & Beyond is very excited to partner with The Brown-Forman Cooperage to offer festivalgoers the experience of witnessing the historic art of barrel raising.
The Chicks & Champs Gospel Brunch
Join us Saturday & Sunday mornings for an incredible feast with bottles of bubbly and down-home fried chicken – choose your favorite style from Classic, Hot or Japanese Karaage as the perfect pairing to kick-off your day at Bourbon & Beyond. Saturday’s brunch will feature chefs Erling Wu-Bower & Cosmo Goss and local favorite Gospel Bird. Sunday’s meal features chef Carla Hall. We’ll also have an amazing ensemble of gospel singers performing each day to get your spirits lifted!
The Chicks’ & Champs menu will include:
– Classic Fried Chicken
– Hot Chicken
– Dealer Choice: Celebrity Fried Chicken Surprise
– Mac’n Cheese
– Sweet’n Sticky Bar featuring KY Sorghum Syrup, Local Honey, Maple Syrup
– KY Hot Sauce Bar
– Bottomless bubbles
– Rose All Day
– Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
– Angry Orchard Cider
– Refreshing Bourbon Cocktails
Refreshments provided by:
The Mint Experience
Freshen up your weekend by upgrading to The Mint Experience, and you’ll gain access to exclusive amenities. Packages include:
- Dedicated entrance lanes into the festival.
- The Mint Garden, an exclusive and comfortable hang area with dedicated culinary offerings.
- Mint Bars with premium beverages for purchase and a daily happy hour with specialty bourbon cocktails.
- Elevated grandstand-style bleachers and VIP-only viewing areas with excellent views of the music stages.
- Upgraded restroom facilities.
- The Mint Garden gift shop, where you can pick up your commemorative Bourbon & Beyond tasting glass, plus additional festival brand merchandise for purchase.
The Music Experience
The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rockstar and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members form the festival at the Music Experience Tent. With contests and interactive exhibits all day, you may have the opportunity to win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff.
Tiki Barrel Bar
One part bourbon tiki cocktails. One part dance party. Stirred and shaken. The Tiki Barrel Bar will feature cocktails by bartenders Jane Danger (Mother of Pearl, New York) & Alla Lapuschik (Post Office, Brooklyn) plus DJ sets all weekend long by Craig Pfunder and Coat Check Pool Party.
The Tiki Barrel Bar is open to all festivalgoers. Follow us on social media to be the first to find out about more details to be announced in the coming weeks.