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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder to Perform at 2017 Bourbon and Beyond Festival

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The inaugural Bourbon and Beyond Festival will be bringing a fine mix of music, food and, of course, bourbon to Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 23 and 24!

The Danny Wimmer Presents event will feature a slew of rock acts throughout the weekend with major attractions coming by way of the Steve Miller Band, Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Joe Bonamassa and more. Meanwhile, fans will be able to sip on some spirits with over 50 Kentucky bourbons on hand with the selections curated by Fred Minnick, Edward Lee and Chris Cosentino. With renowned local chefs and over 20 participating Louisville restaurants, there will be plenty of food choices as well.

Saturday’s lineup will boast the Steve Miller Band, Eddie Vedder, Band of Horses, Paul Rogers, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Shawn James and the Shapeshifters and Fantastic Negrito.

Sunday will bring another solid day of rocking with Stevie Nicks, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Johnny Lang, G. Love and Special Sauce, Nikki Lane, actor Kiefer Sutherland and The Bluegrass Situation all slated to perform.

The bourbon portion of the fest offers a unique experience with attractions like the Big Bourbon Bar (20,000 square foot bar serving bourbon cocktails), The Hunter’s Club (experiment, rare and hard-to-find bourbons), The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage (behind-the-scenes look at barrel crafting for aging bourbon), The Distillery (interactive experience to discover the life of a master blender, taster and distiller) and Bourbon Workshops (free distilling, bartending, pairing and cooking workshops).

With more announcements coming soon, the first wave of participating restaurants includes Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, Boss Hog’s BBQ, Doc Crow’s, Gospel Bird, Seviche, The Manhattan Exchange and Whiskey Dry.

Tickets are on sale now at the Bourbon and Beyond website with a variety of options including weekend passes, single day tickets, a VIP experience, brunch and more.

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