In what is sure to be the most rocking month in the history of Louisville, Kentucky, music fans are in for at treat with three all-star music festivals covering just about every genre of music. Kicking it all off is Hometown Rising (September 14 & 15) featuring country music all-stars, then get ready for the rock legends at Bourbon & Beyond (September 20, 21, 22), and lastly Louder Than Life (September 27, 28, 29) will wrap it all up with the rockers of the world. Regardless of what your music preference is, you will surely find your niche with one of the three and Louisville is waiting for you with open arms.
All three festivals are conveniently located among the newly renovated Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Festival Grounds offering plenty of parking and proximity to hotels, restaurants and the airport.
-September 14: Tim McGraw,p Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Frankie Ballard and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
-September 15: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Locash and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
Overview: Kicking off the three-week music ensemble is the inaugural Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival. The festival’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 side-by-side main stages, over the course of the weekend.
Cost: General Admission: $69-$79 per day / $139 weekend
-September 20: Foo Fighters, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, The Flaming Lips, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, +Live+, Greensky Bluegrass, Blackberry Smoke and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
-September 21: Robert Plant & THe Sensational Space Shifters, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Trey Anastasio Band, Alison Krauss, Grace Potter, Squeeze, Del McCoury Band and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
-September 22: Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top (50th Anniversary), Leon Bridges, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
Overview: Billed as ‘The World’s Largest Bourbon Festival’, Bourbon & Beyond is three days full of incredible music, unique culinary events, and unmatched experiences from the region’s best distilleries at the new Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center. Held during Bourbon Heritage Month, Bourbon & Beyond also celebrates the craftsmanship behind award-winning spirits, master distillers and world-class chefs. More info and tickets at BourbonandBeyond.com.
Cost: General Admission: $89-$99 per day / $199 weekend
-September 27: Slipknot, Staind, A Day to Remember, Chevelle and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
-September 28: Guns N’ Roses, Godsmack, Ice Cube, Hailstorm, Storm Temple Pilots, Suicidal Tendencies and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
-September 29: Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Sum 41 and more. (Full line-up and schedule)
Overview: Louder Than Life, the World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival, returns to Louisville, KY even bigger and better in its fifth year. The festival will feature more than 50 music acts, with performances on three stages, along with award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and the best food Louisville has to offer. Festival attendees will also enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage experiences, as well as sponsor activation that celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. More info and tickets at LouderThanLifeFestival.com.
Cost: General Admission: $69-$225
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