Jack White, Kings of Leon, Pearl Jam to Headline Kentucky's Bourbon & Beyond Festival

Other notable acts include Father John Misty, Greta Van Fleet, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Courtney Barnett, St. Vincent, Drive By Truckers and Alanis Morissette.

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Bourbon & Beyond

After two years off, the Americana, Indie and Classic Rock-leaning festival Bourbon & Beyond is returning in 2022, and now we have a lineup.

Headliners include Jack White, Alanis Morissette, Kings of Leon, Brandi Carlile, Pearl Jam, Greta Van Fleet, Chris Stapleton and The Doobie Brothers.  

Other notable acts include Father John Misty, Japanese Breakfast, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Courtney Barnett, St. Vincent, Drive By Truckers and Houndmouth. 

(See the full lineup at the bottom of this story.)

Bourbon & Beyond 2022, which has expanded to four days, will take place Sept. 15-18, once again at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Tickets are currently available for purchase, and weekend GA tickets are $249.99.

Danny Wimmer, the founder of Danny Wimmer Presents — the company behind Bourbon & Beyond that throws festivals across the country— said that he believed it’s one of the strongest lineups out there.

“We really captured lightning in a (bourbon) bottle with this lineup. Honestly, it’s one of the best billed festivals in 2022,” Wimmer says. “Between Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life on back-to-back weekends, there is no better place to be this fall than Kentucky. See you there.” 

Due to the pandemic, all three Danny Wimmer Presents Louisville festivals — Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life and Hometown Rising — were canceled in 2020. The only one that took place in 2021 was Louder Than Life, the company’s Hard Rock and Metal festival that has been around the longest. 

Louder Than Life 2022 — which will take place the weekend following Bourbon & Beyond, Sept. 22-25, at the same location — has also already announced its lineup, which will be headlined by Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, KISS and Slipknot. 

Danny Wimmer Presents will also be selling an “Exacta Pass,” which includes general admission to both Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life for $449.

Here’s the Bourbon & Beyond lineup as it currently stands: 

Thursday, September 15: Jack White, Alanis Morissette, Father John Misty, The Revivalists,Japanese Breakfast, Shakey Graves, Jimmie Vaughan, Shovels & Rope, Buffalo Nichols, Hannah Wicklund, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, Hogslop String Band, Tyler Boone

Friday, September 16: Kings of Leon, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Courtney Barnett, Charley Crockett, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Houndmouth, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Eric Gales, S.G. Goodman, Hogslop String Band, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, Missy Raines & Allegheny, Tray Wellington

Saturday, September 17: Pearl Jam, Greta Van Fleet, St. Vincent, Crowded House, Cold War Kids, Elle King, Drive-By Truckers, JP Saxe, Robert Randolph Band, Reignwolf, The National Parks, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Jon Stickley Trio, Missy Raines & Allegheny, Matilda Marigolds

Sunday, September 18: Chris Stapleton, The Doobie Brothers (50th Anniversary with Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee), NEEDTOBREATHE, Caamp, Marcus King, Yola, Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, Jukebox the Ghost, Boy & Bear, Madison Cunningham, Gin

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Image: Courtesy Danny Wimmer Presents
This story was originally published by CityBeat sister paper LEO Weekly.

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