Pearl Jam, Chris Stapleton among 2022 Bourbon & Beyond headliners

Event returns Sept 15-18, 2022

Fans anticipating the return of Bourbon & Beyond will be treated to an event that will be well worth the wait. Leading independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has pulled out all stops to curate a truly one-of-a-kind weekend unlike any other festival experience – adding a full fourth day for the first time just to fit it all in – to be held September 15-18 at the Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Bourbon & Beyond’s incredible headlining talent begins with Jack White and Alanis Morissette Thursday, September 15th; followed by Kings of Leon and Brandi Carlile on Friday, September 16th; Pearl Jam and Greta Van Fleet on Saturday, September 17th; and a very special closing night Sunday, September 18th including Kentucky native Chris Stapleton as well as The Doobie Brothers 50th anniversary celebration featuring Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee. Many of the headliners are returning to Louisville for the first time in a number of years – Bourbon & Beyond will be Pearl Jam’s first Louisville show since 1994 and only the fourth time they’ve played in Kentucky, while Jack White’s last local appearance was in 2014 and Kings Of Leon haven’t been to town since 2017.

Additional must-see sets across the four-day event will include Father John Misty, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, St. Vincent, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Revivalists, Crowded House, Caamp, Japanese Breakfast, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Courtney Barnett, Cold War Kids, Marcus King, and many more rock, Americana, bluegrass, blues and alt rock artists.

Passes are on sale now for $10 down through April 15th or pay-in-full at Weekend General Admission passes start at $249.99 and Weekend Mint Experience passes start at $629.99, while a very limited number of Weekend Beyond VIP by Angel’s Envy passes remain, beginning at $1,599.99. For Single Day passes, GA starts at $99.99 plus fees and Mint Experience starts at $219.99. There’s also the option for the Four Roses Four Pack for all four days of Bourbon & Beyond for $959.96. All ticket levels are also subject to additional fees. Layaway options are available for only $10 down through April 15th, with payments amortized through July.

Music fans can also purchase the Exacta Pass, allowing general admission to Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life – held one week later, September 22-25 at the same Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Exposition Center – for just $479.99 plus fees. The Exacta Pass will sell fast as it is only available in an extremely limited capacity.

Bourbon & Beyond VIP passes offer fans the opportunity for the ultimate festival experience. The Mint VIP Experience pass-holders will enter the festival through the express, VIP-Only Entrance lanes, using a commemorative Bourbon & Beyond VIP laminate and wristband, which also provide full access to the Mint VIP area. VIPs will relax in the shaded Mint VIP Lounge, including a dedicated bar, comfortable lounge seating, and live audio/video streams of the main stages. VIPs are offered a viewing area for both main stages, dedicated bars and premium food vendors throughout, a dedicated festival merchandise stand, private locker rentals with charging capabilities (for additional purchase), and air-conditioned, premium restroom facilities.

Weekend Beyond VIP, Presented by Angel’s Envy purchasers will receive the full rock star experience. In addition to VIP area access and the amazing perks outlined above, Weekend Beyond VIPs will have exclusive access to an enclosed, indoor air-conditioned lounge with a private, hosted bar, comfortable seating, and live audio/video streams of the main stages, plus, a bird’s eye view of the main stages from the elevated, shaded viewing platform in addition to a VIP only viewing area in front of both main stages. Pass-holders will enjoy all-inclusive beer, cocktails, and wine at dedicated bars throughout the Beyond VIP by Angel’s Envy area, exclusive ultra-premium, single-barrel bourbon offerings (for additional purchase), plus complimentary hors d’oeuvres and curated bites from chef Anthony Lamas of Louisville’s famed Seviche restaurant. In addition, Beyond VIPs will have access to free Wi-Fi, dedicated locker rentals with charging capabilities (for additional purchase), private, premium restrooms, and a dedicated guest services team. Very few of these passes remain so fans are encouraged to buy now.

Tent and RV camping options are also available and include in and out festival privileges.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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