It’s almost that time: fall music festival season in Louisville. And the first to kick things off this year is Bourbon and Beyond. Watch the crews prepare for the four-day event in the top player. The four-day festival (yes, they added an extra day) is back after a two-year hiatus, September 15-18 at the Highland Festival Grounds. Doors are due to open at 11:30 a.m. each day, with musical acts beginning shortly thereafter. In the past, the festival has typically had a mostly classic rock and bluegrass lineup, but this year’s lineup includes more alternative rock and blues. . And of course, there will also be plenty of bourbon and food to feast on. Some of the other notable acts are Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Father John Misty, and St. Vincent. Want to see the full lineup and when each act is playing, click here. Tickets There are still tickets left, and none at all admission levels. They are separated into four tiers, starting at $99.99 for Tier 1 and $129.99 for Tier 4, plus additional fees. Tickets for Thursday are still level one; Friday tickets are level two; Saturday is at the highest level, four, and tickets for Sunday are at level three. expected forecasts currently show temperatures reaching the 80s and 90s for most of the four days. But you can check here as festival days get closer for a better look at the weather. Where to stay Bourbon and Beyond falls into the category of festivals offering on-site accommodation, which means you can camp at the festival site. Unfortunately, most of these options are already exhausted. There is an option for Early Entry camping available for purchase here. A list of hotels, recommended by the festival, can be found here. Some are even within walking distance of the festival site.ParkingIf you plan to stay away from the festival site or are from Louisville, you can purchase one-day parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center for $25 per day or $100 for the weekend. This parking lot will be in the general parking lot around KEC, with access through gates 2, 4, and 6. For those who want something a little closer, they offer Gold Lot parking for $50 per day or $175 for the weekend. This will get you as close to the festival entrance as possible without actually being inside the event. For advanced parking passes, visit here. Additionally, the festival offers a shuttle for guests staying at select downtown hotels. For more details and to purchase a shuttle pass, click here.Ride SharingFor those planning to catch Uber or Lyft at the festival, rideshare vehicles will have access to Gate 1.Visit here for more information on carpools and parking. )BinocularsHats and sunglassesEarplugsSmall point-and-shoot camerasTowels and light blanketsWhat to leave at homeLaser pointers and lasersLarge bags, backpacks or sports bags (see bag policy)Coolers and picnic baskets picnicFood and drinks outside (exception: a bottle of water)Glass containersPushchairsVideo cameras or GoProProfessional cameras or cameras with detachable lensesDronesUmbrellas (the pon things are allowed)Outdoor chairs, unless you have a chair passAudio recording devicesAerosolsBalloons and beach ballsWhistles and hornsPetsFireworks or explosives vesWalkie Talkies/Two Way Radios The full list of what you don’t can’t take away is located here. What’s on the menu? Bourbon, of course. Almost most distillers will be on hand at the festival to serve Kentucky’s finest brown water. To wash down all the bourbon, Culinary Ateliers will offer culinary experiences and dishes from local restaurants. Southern Hospitality will also offer a selection of local and regional vendors from which attendees can dine. Item Storage Bourbon and Beyond will have lockers that attendees can rent to store their items. The price of the lockers ranges from $20 to $85 and varies depending on where you park or have credentials. To reserve your locker now, click here.

It’s almost that time: fall music festival season in Louisville. And the first to kick things off this year is Bourbon and Beyond.

Watch the crews prepare for the four-day event in the player upstairs.

The four-day festival (yes, they added an extra day) is back after a two-year hiatus, from September 15-18 at the Highland Festival Grounds.

Doors are due to open at 11:30 a.m. each day, with musical acts beginning shortly thereafter.

In the past, the festival has typically had a lineup primarily focused on classic rock and bluegrass, but this year’s lineup includes more alternative rock and blues.

And of course, there will also be plenty of bourbon and food to feast on.

Headliners

As mentioned above, this year has quite a few alternative rock acts, such as Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam, Jack White and Alanis Morissette. Some of the other notable acts are Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Father John Misty and St. Vincent.

Want to see the full lineup and when each act takes place, click here.

Tickets

There are still tickets available, and at all admission levels. They are separated into four tiers, starting at $99.99 for Tier 1 and $129.99 for Tier 4, plus additional fees.

Tickets for Thursday are still level one; Friday tickets are level two; Saturday is at the highest level, four, and Sunday tickets are at level three.

Weekend passes are also still available, priced at $299.99 for weekend general admission and $1,039.96 for Four Roses Pack weekend general admission.

Tickets are available for purchase here.

Provide

The expected forecast currently shows temperatures reaching the 80s and 90s for most of the four days. But you can check here as festival days get closer for a better look at the weather.

Where to stay

Bourbon and Beyond falls into the category of festivals with on-site accommodation, which means you can camp on the festival grounds. Unfortunately, most of these options are already exhausted.

There is an option for Early Entry camping available for purchase here.

A list of hotels recommended by the festival is available here. Some are even within walking distance of the festival site.

Car park

If you plan to stay away from the festival site or are from Louisville, you can purchase day parking at the Kentucky Exposition Center for $25 a day or $100 for the weekend. This car park will be in the general car park around KEC, with access through gates 2, 4 and 6.

For those who want something a little closer, they offer Gold Lot parking for $50 a day or $175 for the weekend. This will get you as close to the festival entrance as possible without actually being inside the event.

For advanced parking passes, visit here.

Additionally, the festival offers a shuttle for guests staying at select downtown hotels. For more details and to purchase a shuttle pass, click here.

Carpooling

For those planning to catch and Uber or Lyft at the festival, rideshare vehicles will have access to Gate 1.

Visit here for more information on carpools and parking.

What to bring

  • Mobile phones and small portable chargers
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol)
  • A factory sealed water bottle (20 ounces max) or an empty refillable water bottle (no hydroflasks or yetis)
  • Binoculars
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Earplugs
  • Small compact cameras
  • Towels and light blankets

What to leave at home

  • Laser pointers and lasers
  • Large bags, backpacks or gym bags (see bag policy)
  • Coolers and picnic baskets
  • Food and drinks outside (exception: one bottle of water)
  • Glass containers
  • Strollers
  • Video cameras or GoPros
  • Professional cameras or cameras with removable lenses
  • Drone
  • Umbrellas (ponchos are allowed)
  • Outdoor chairs, unless you have a pass
  • Audio recording devices
  • Aerosol cans
  • Balls and beach balls
  • Whistles and horns
  • Pets
  • Fireworks or explosives
  • Walkie-talkies/two-way radios

The full list of what you cannot bring can be found here.

What is on the menu?

Bourbon, of course. Almost most distillers will be on hand at the festival to serve Kentucky’s finest brown water.

To wash down all the bourbon, Culinary Ateliers will offer culinary experiences and dishes from local restaurants. Southern Hospitality will also offer a selection of local and regional vendors from which attendees can dine.

Item storage

Bourbon and Beyond will have lockers that attendees can rent to store their items. The price of lockers ranges from $20 to $85 and varies depending on where you park or have credentials.

To reserve your locker now, click here.