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Hometown Rising

Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival Makes Its Anticipated Debut In LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – Premier independent festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents continues to show its love for Louisville with a third addition to a massive fall festival series in the one-of-a-kind city. Hometown Rising, the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival, will make its debut Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center, combining two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones—great music and incredible bourbon. Hometown Rising’s incredible music lineup will be led by country heavyweights including Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Little Big Town with additional appearances from Dwight Yoakam, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Frankie Ballard, and many more. In total, more than 30 artists will play on three stages, including two…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bourbon & Beyond announces their own bourbon lineup

LOS ANGELES—Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents today announced the bourbon lineup for the 2018 installment of Bourbon & Beyond, the world’s largest bourbon festival. The annual celebration of award-winning bourbons, master distillers, legendary musicians, chefs, and an unforgettable showcase of the craftsmanship, soul and spirit of Louisville will be held Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 in Louisville, Kentucky. See the official bourbon announce video here: http://bit.ly/BBBVideo18   The festival’s centerpiece, the Big Bourbon Bar, will feature more than two dozen bourbons selected by best-selling author and renowned bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, Bourbon & Beyond’s official bourbon curator. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey bar Silver Dollar will operate The Hunter’s Club, where attendees can find…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Bourbon Lodge Offers Educational Panels, Demonstrations with Bourbon Industry Experts

Fireside Chats Curated by The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give fans hailing from all over the country access to in-depth educational panels, speakers and demonstrations with industry icons and experts. The Fireside Chats, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick, offers an intimate, living room setting for fans wanting to engage with the industry’s best and brightest leaders, manufactures, retailers, master distillers, and more. “I believe in bourbon education, and our Fireside Chats capture…


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LouisvilleKy’s Bourbon & Beyond announces official food and beverage partners

TICKETS ON SALE NOW @ HTTP://WWW.BOURBONANDBEYOND.COM FEATURING: _THE BIG BOURBON BAR PRESENTED BY LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL_ _ACCLAIMED BOURBON DISTILLERY PARTNERS SERVING UP THEIR BRILLIANT BOURBONS_ _THE BEST BOURBON MASTER DISTILLERS ALL TOGETHER FOR ONE WEEKEND_ _ SPEAKEASY BARS & PARTIES THAT YOU CAN ONLY EXPERIENCE HERE_ _TOP CHEFS FROM KENTUCKY AND AROUND THE COUNTRY SERVING UP MOUTHWATERING FARE_ _ _ LOUISVILLE, KY – In honor of National Bourbon Day, Danny Wimmer Presents is ecstatic to announce its highly anticipated Food & Beverage Partners for BOURBON & BEYOND, an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and music festival that celebrates the craftsmanship, soul and spirit…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle releases 2017 Bourbon lineup and programs

New rarities bar will give Forecastle fans access to one-of-kind, limited releases LOUISVILLE, KY (February 21, 2017) – Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, will return for the festival’s 15-year anniversary with a unique lineup of offerings, education, entertainment, cuisine and hand-picked rarities exclusive to Forecastle. The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle as “Bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 14-16, 2017 at Waterfront Park, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle…


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Louisville Ky’s Forecastle announces new bourbon lineup

FORECASTLE ANNOUNCES 2016 BOURBON LODGE LINEUP AND LODGE ADDITIONS, INCLUDING FLIGHT BAR, SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, MIXOLOGY, BOURBON CARES, FIRESIDE CHATS, CULINARY OASIS AND MORE GONZO BAR RETURNS WITH ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AND FILM SERIES LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day music, art and environmental activism festival, is bringing back its Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Bourbon Lodge, with a unique lineup of bourbon offerings, education, bourbon-inspired cuisine, and the revamped return of the charitable partnership, Bourbon Cares. Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle Festival as “bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set…


Better to Talk Bats and Bourbon

This week’s Rusty Satellite Show gave me a chance to visit the Derby Museum for a mid-afernoon bourbon tasting. Fred Minnick definitely knows his whiskey, and it got him a cool new job over there as “bourbon Authority.” The Derby Museum, attempting to capitalize on the popularity of bourbon, has created a special room for Fred’s bourbon education classes, which ought to be fun for all those tourists more curious about drinking than horses. My other guest is an old friend – Rick Redman. We’ve had a good time accepting compliments for each other for many years. He does PR…