Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life 2018 dates announced

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the 2018 dates for its festivals at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

The second annual Bourbon & Beyond is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The fifth annual Louder Than Life will be held the following weekend on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

To celebrate the success of Bourbon & Beyond’s inaugural year, Danny Wimmer Presents has announced a special Early Bird ticket sale now underway for Bourbon & Beyond 2018. A limited number of General Admission Weekend passes are available for $119.50 (matching 2017’s lowest price). To purchase tickets, visit Hotel and camping options are also available at

Held on back-to-back weekends, the first-ever Bourbon & Beyond (Sept. 23 and 24) and the fourth annual Louder Than Life (Sept. 30 and Oct. 1) drew a combined 110,000 fans to Champions Park in 2017, with a large percentage of attendees coming from outside Louisville.

“Danny Wimmer and his team promise big things, and they deliver,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “I was especially impressed by the inauguralBourbon & Beyond Festival, where they promised great musical acts, great food and, of course great bourbon experiences, and they excelled in every aspect. We look forward to 2018.”

“We look forward to the return of the Bourbon & Beyond festival after a successful inaugural year, as well as the fifth annual Louder Than Life festival. Events like these put Louisville on the national stage and enhance our city’s reputation as being an authentic music festival destination,” said Karen Williams, president and CEO of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life both draw a large number of out-of-town visitors to our city to enjoy a weekend of music by top, national performers and also experience Louisville’s one-of-a-kind attractions and award-winning culinary scene.”

“The inaugural Bourbon & Beyond was a first-of-its-kind festival that gave Kentucky’s world-renowned bourbons equal billing with a roster of legendary musicians,” said Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents.

Bourbon & Beyond artists included Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller Band, Eddie Vedder and Buddy Guy, plus Amos Lee, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark, Jr., Paul Rodgers, Band Of Horses and more.

Hayes continued, “Bourbon & Beyond was a showcase for, and celebration of, the craftsmanship, soul and sprit that is unique to Louisville, and featured award winning bourbons, master distillers, chefs, bartenders, and many other artisans.”

Check out the video recap highlighting Bourbon & Beyond 2017 here:

Full Bourbon & Beyond details and additional ticket packages will be announced in early 2018.

The fourth annual Louder Than Life marked the festival’s biggest year yet. Louder Than Life 2017 drew 60,000 fans to Champions Park to witness headlining performances from Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde on Saturday and Prophets Of Rage on Sunday, plus Five Finger Death Punch, Incubus, Rob Zombie,Stone Sour, Rise Against and nearly 30 other bands on three stages.

To see the Louder Than Life video recap, go to:

 Louder Than Life details and ticket information will be provided in late spring 2018. Visit for details.

Danny Wimmer Presents is a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Bourbon & Beyond, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion and more.

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