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Bourbon & Beyond Programming Schedule and Set Times are Here

Photo Credit: Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

Bourbon & Beyond, produced by Danny Wimmer presents, has announced its bourbon and culinary programming schedule and set times for musical artists. The festival returns to the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center from September 14th-17th. The 2023 iteration is headlined by Brandi Carlile and Billy Strings on Thursday, The Killers and Duran Duran on Friday, The Black Keys and The Black Crowes on Saturday and closed out Sunday by Bruno Mars and Blondie. 

Bourbon & Beyond Programming Schedule
Photo Credit: Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

Three stages will host a plethora of artists throughout the festival. The complete set times are as follows (subject to change): 

Thursday, September 14th:

T-Mobile Barrel Stage: 
12:15 PM – Stephen Wilson Jr. 
1:30 PM – Brandy Clark
3:00 PM – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
4:45 PM – Buddy Guy
6:45 PM – Train
9:15 PM – Brandi Carlile

SelvaRey Oak Stage: 
11:45 AM – Vivi Rincon
12:50 PM – John Primer
2:10 PM – The Lone Bellow
3:50 PM – Mavis Staples
5:40 PM – Midland
7:50 PM – Billy Strings

Bluegrass Situation Stage: 
12:30 PM – Myron Elkins
1:45 PM – Clay Street Unit
3:00 PM – Two Runner
4:15 PM – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
5:45 PM – Kelsey Waldon

Friday, September 15th:

T-Mobile Barrel Stage: 
11:55 AM – Goodbye June
1:05 PM – Darrell Scott Band
2:20 PM – Inhaler
3:55 PM – The Gaslight Anthem
5:40 PM – Bastille
7:50 PM – Duran Duran

SelvaRey Oak Stage: 
12:30 PM – Boy Named Banjo
1:40 PM – Wayne Newton
3:05 PM – Joy Oladokun
4:45 PM – Brittany Howard
6:45 PM – Hozier
9:15 PM – The Killers

Bluegrass Situation Stage: 
12:30 PM – Armchair Boogie
1:45 PM – Lola Kirke
3:00 PM – Twisted Pine
4:15 PM – The Cleverlys
5:45 PM – The Lil’ Smokies

Saturday, September 16th:

T-Mobile Barrel Stage: 
12:30 PM – Willie Jones
1:40 PM – Luke Grimes
3:00 PM – City And Colour
4:40 PM – First Aid Kit
6:40 PM – The Black Crowes
9:15 PM – The Black Keys

SelvaRey Oak Stage: 
11:55 AM – Drayton Farley
1:05 PM – Danielle Ponder
2:15 PM – Michelle Branch
3:45 PM – Old Crow Medicine Show
5:35 PM – Spoon
7:55 PM – The Avett Brothers

Bluegrass Situation Stage: 
12:30 PM – Armchair Boogie
1:45 PM – Sunny War
3:00 PM – Lindsay Lou
4:15 PM – Della Mae
5:45 PM – Town Mountain

Sunday, September 17th:

T-Mobile Barrel Stage: 
11:55 AM – As You Were
1:00 PM – Hailey Whitters
2:15 PM – Fantastic Negrito
3:50 PM – Aloe Blacc
5:35 PM – Ryan Bingham
7:40 PM – Blondie

SelvaRey Oak Stage: 
12:25 PM – Dumpstaphunk
1:35 PM – Maggie Rose
3:00 PM – ZZ Ward
4:40 PM – Babyface
6:35 PM – Jon Batiste
9:05 PM – Bruno Mars

Bluegrass Situation Stage: 
12:30 PM – Pixie & The Partygrass Boys
1:45 PM – Lindsay Lou
3:00 PM – The Arcadian Wild
4:15 PM – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
5:45 PM – Dan Tyminski

Bourbon & Beyond Programming Schedule

In addition to the musical stages, there will be two more stages for culinary and bourbon programming respectively: Monogram Culinary Stage and Kentucky Venues Bourbon Stage. The Monogram Culinary Stage is hosted by Chefs Amanda Freitag, Chris Santos and Ed Lee. The Kentucky Venues Bourbon Stage is hosted by Chris Blandford. Each panel discussion will include complimentary tastings, so be ready to have your taste buds tickled! 

Bourbon & Beyond Programming Schedule
Photo Credit: Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

The Monogram Culinary Stage schedule is as follows: 

Thursday, September 14th: 
3:00 PM – Spice It Up with Maneet Chauhan 
4:35 PM – Fire It Up with Kamado Joe’s Tom Jackson 

Friday, September 15th:
2:30 PM – Deep Thoughts with Christian Petroni 
2:55 PM – Boozy AF, Delicious AF, Easy AF with Amanda Freitag 
4:00 PM – Claudette Zepeda, La Jefa
4:15 PM – Two Lees Are Better Than One! A Korean Feast Thrown Down with Ed and Danny Lee and Joe Kwon (The Avett Brothers)
5:30 PM – Pig Beach “Meats” Louisville 

Saturday, September 16th: 
1:30 PM – Hot Damn, Hot Brown Grilled Cheese with Sara Bradley 
1:30 PM – Pappy and Company
2:55 PM – Darnell SuperChef Ferguson x SelvaRey’s Brian Klemm

Photo Credit: Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

The Kentucky Venues Bourbon Stage Schedule is as follows: 

Thursday, September 14th: 
2:10 PM – The Firkin Podcast LIVE: Every Drink Tells A Story
3:35 PM – A Seat At The Table: Grand Traditions With Fresh Perspectives – moderated by Jamar Mack, Kentucky Original Black Bourbon Enthusiasts; panelists are Melissa Rift (Master Taster, Old Forester), Richie Michaels (Uncle Nearest), Tracey & Scott Jacobs (Inclusion Brands) and Rob Dietrich (Blackened American Whiskey)
5:10 PM – It’s A Family Affair: Generations of Whiskey – moderated by Chris Blandford; panelists include Eddie Russell (Master Distiller, Wild Turkey), Bruce Russell (Associate Blender and National Ambassador, Wild Turkey)
6:00 PM – McTavish Spirits Bottle Release with Actor Graham McTavish – EXCLUSIVE

Friday, September 15th: 
1:40 PM – Building An “Influential” Bourbon Collection: The Expert Edition – moderated by John Wadell, Single Barrel Coordinator – Peerless; panelists include Tyler Zoller (Louisville Bourbon Buzz), Brandon Smith (The Daily Dram), Steve Higdon (Big Bourbon Club) and Blake Riber (Bourbonr/Seelbach-s)
3:00 PM – Between The Chefs: Dishing & Drinking – moderated by Chris Blandford; panelists include Chef Chris Santos, Chef Darnell Ferguson, Chef Amanda Freitag
4:40 PM – Smokin’ and Sippin’: Pairing Cigars with Whisky – moderated by Chris Blandford; panelists include Carrie Greener (Pappy & Co), Willy Herrera (Drew Estate) and guest Wayne Newton
6:05 PM – The Firkin Podcast LIVE: Telling Stories – hosted by Chris Blandford; special guests Ian Somerhalder and Paul Welsey

Photo Credit: Amy Harris/The Travel Addict

Saturday, September 16th: 
2:05 PM – Heaven’s Door Barrel Select – hosted by Matt Wheatley (Head Distiller and Distillery Manager, Heaven’s Door) 
3:30 PM – The Art of Blending (Bardstown) – BBC’s Discovery Series – hosted by Dan Callaway (VP of New Product Development, Bardstown Bourbon Company)
4:50 PM – The Big Finish: Barreled Again – moderated by Kenny Coleman (Bourbon Pursuit); panelists include Brandon O’Daniel (Master Distiller, Copper & Kings), Owen Martin (Angel’s Envy), Christian Huber (Starlight Distillery), Jessica-Ann Adkins (H&A Barrel Management)
5:45 PM – The Firkin Podcast LIVE: Every Drink Tells A Story – hosted by Chris Blandford and Brian Probus; special guests TBD

Sunday, September 17th: 
2:05 PM – Badass Bartenders & Bourbon – moderated by Ian Sulkowski (Brown-Forman Brand Ambassador; panelists include SC Baker (Epiphany Bar, winner of the 2022 Bourbon & Beyond Cocktail Competition for “The Louisville”), Susie Hoyt (The Pearl), Lily McCabe Lambert (Galaxie Bar), Sherri Jenkins (Epiphany Bar, Freelancer, 2023 USBG Member of the Year)
3:30 PM – The Firkin Podcast LIVE – hosted by Chris Blandford and Brian Probus; special guest Hailey Whitters
5:00 PM – The Perfect Pairing: Bourbon & Cheese – moderated by Bernie Lubbers; panelists include Bernie Lubbers (Heaven Hill), Lisa Ueltschi (Murray’s Cheese Shop), Dewanna Walker (Murray’s Cheese Shop), Chef Amanda Freitag
6:00 PM – Fred Minnick’s Blind Bourbon Finale: The B&B23 Fan Favorite Is…?? – hosted by Fred Minnick (celebrity critic and best-selling author)

For more information about additional food and beverage offerings at the festival, as well as limited remaining tickets, please visit www.bourbonandbeyond.com.

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