One man’s look at LouisvilleKY’s First Bourbon and Beyond Festival

Thousands endured the heatThousands endured the heat

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley

Louisville, Ky., – I, personally, did not go to Bourbon & Beyond, but my husband, Eric Bentley did on Sunday.

“This is what the Kentucky State Fair should be.”

Needless to say, he had a good time.

From Stevie Nicks to Jack Bauer, I mean, Keifer Sutherland, to Joe Bonamassa to many other top notch performers that performed Saturday and Sunday, thousands of people piled into Louisville Champions Park.

Even Mayor Greg Fischer is gushing about the weekend’s success on Facebook.

“Thanks, Wimmer Presents for an excellent inaugural Bourbon and Beyond. One. Amazing. Weekend.”

 

Here are some pictures Eric Bentley took Sunday. If the nighttime pictures look foggy, well, that’s because the fog rolled in off the Ohio River, which added even more “coolness” to the experience.

Double Stage

Double Stage

Bourbon and Beyond

In addition to good music, the food was also a hit

In addition to good music, the food was also a hit

Even restaurant seating was provided

Even restaurant seating was provided

Bourbon and Beyond

Yep, you could buy guitars and much more

Yep, you could buy guitars and much more

The fog rolls in

The fog rolls in

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

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