Blind Bourbon Tasting, Four-Course Meal Added to Bourbon & Beyond 2022


The world’s largest bourbon and music festival returns to Louisville with a blockbuster lineup featuring several rock icons, as well as Kentucky’s top mash and celeb chefs. And this year, it has a new restaurant on site.

Room of the Rocks Presented by Zelle will be an on-site dining concept located within the festival venue featuring the cuisine of a renowned chef and Louisville restaurant owner Anthony Lamasbourbon tasting with the bourbon authority and a Louisville resident Fred Minnick during his Blind Bourbon tasting experience and performances by selected musical artists, including CAAMP, Courtney Barnett, Fragile graves and St. Vincent.

Festival producer Danny Wimmer presents pulled out all the stops to put together a truly one-of-a-kind weekend and to fit it all in, a full fourth day was added to the annual multi-day event.

After:A conversation with bourbon authority Fred Minnick

“We are always striving to deliver amazing experiences for our fans, and my long-standing goal is to bring a fully functional restaurant to the venue,” Wimmer said. “Thanks to this collaboration with Zelle, we engage attendees in a 360 experience before and during the event. Attendees will receive an interactive engagement with both brands that will create memories for life. »

new to Zelle? It is a mobile payment application that allows peer-to-peer money transfers. Through September 1, Bourbon & Beyond fans can unlock exclusive access to elite perks like the Rocks Room experience at the festival by transacting with Zelle. These benefits are free for qualified festival pass holders, but seating is limited. Additionally, attendees can earn access to Zelle Fast Track Entry.

To register for fast-track entry or reserve a place at the Rocks Room, Bourbon & Beyond pass holders must first complete the pre-festival registration form at

Musical headliners for Bourbon & Beyond Festival 2022 to understand pearl jam, Chris Stapleton, Kings of Leon, Jack White, Brandi Carlile, Alanis Morissette, Greta VanFlotte and The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary.

This year’s festival will take place September 15-18 at the Highland Festival Grounds, 937 Phillips Lane, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Which bourbons will be available on site at Bourbon & Beyond?

The bourbon route leads directly to Bourbon & Beyond, where you can sip Kentucky’s finest spirits at the Kroger Big Bourbon Bar.

Bourbon expert Chris Blandford has carefully curated a vast array of bourbons and crafted specialty cocktails for fans, friends and family. Choose from a wide selection of refreshing and avant-garde cocktails served on demand by local mixologists. Participating bourbons and whiskeys include angel envy, Bardstown Bourbon, by Basil Hayden, Boone Bourbon, Bulleit Bourbon, Elijah Craig, four roses, Jack Daniels, Peerless Kentucky, Manufacturer 46, Michter’s, old forester, rabbit hole, Woodford Reserve and more.

Where can I find more information about the festival?

You will find all the information you need to plan your Bourbon & Beyond experience at

The Bourbon & Beyond 2022 program

Thursday September 15

  • Jack White
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Father John Misty
  • The Revivalists
  • Japanese breakfast
  • Fragile graves
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • Shovels and rope
  • Buffalo Nichols
  • Hannah Wicklund
  • Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers
  • Hogslop String Band
  • Tyler Boon

Friday September 16

  • Kings of Leon
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Jason Isbell and Unit 400
  • Lukas Nelson & POTR
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Charley Croquet
  • Saint Paul and the Broken Bones
  • dog mouth
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Eric Gales
  • SG Goodman
  • Hogslop String Band
  • Jocelyne and Chris Arndt
  • Missy Raines and Allegheny
  • Wellington Tray

Saturday September 17

  • pearl jam
  • Greta VanFlotte
  • St. Vincent
  • crowded house
  • Children of the Cold War
  • Elle King
  • Truckers driving
  • JP Saxony
  • Robert Randolph Band
  • reignwolf
  • National parks
  • Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway
  • Jon Stickley Trio
  • Missy Raines and Allegheny
  • Matilda Worries

Sunday September 18

  • Chris Stapleton
  • The Doobie Brothers (50th anniversary with Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee)
  • Caamp
  • Marcus King
  • yola
  • Mike Campbell and the Dirty Buttons
  • Jukebox the ghost
  • boy and bear
  • Madison Cunningham
  • Wigmore Gin
  • Sierra Hull
  • blue stones
  • Jake Blount
  • Beautiful White
  • Jon Stickley Trio

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