Bourbon & Beyond 2022 Preview

Raise a glass in Louisville for Bourbon & Beyond, bringing music, spirits, food & more, Thursday-Sunday, September 15th to 18th....
Bourbon & Beyond
Bourbon & Beyond

Raise a glass in Louisville for Bourbon & Beyond, bringing music, spirits, food & more, Thursday-Sunday, September 15th to 18th:


T-Mobile Oak Stage


Jack White, 9:00 PM

The most famous artist in indie-rock, probably the most famous rock ‘n’ roller to emerge in a generation, you already know Jack White’s story (QRO photos) – married & broke-up with drummer Meg White, then formed The White Stripes (QRO live review) with her (pseudo-pretending to be brother-and-sister), massive success as a new generation of rock ‘n’ roll broke out at the start of this century/millennium, Meg’s meltdown, Jack’s work in other bands like The Raconteurs (QRO live review) & The Dead Weather (QRO album review), The White Stripes’ final confirmed break up in 2011, and Jack White’s solo, with 2012’s Blunderbuss (QRO review), 2014’s Lazaretto, 2018’s Boarding House Reach (QRO review), and this year’s Fear of the Dawn & Entering Heaven Alive.

White’s been on everything from The Simpsons to The Colbert Report, founded his own label, Third Man Records, and reached #1 on the charts – so don’t expect to get anywhere near the stage (QRO photos headlining a festival) unless you camp out there the night before (QRO live review). Oh, and while he doesn’t care for you camera phones, but still brings it live (QRO ‘22 live review).

Jack White

The Revivalists, 6:30 PM

New Orleans seven-piece Americana rock band The Revivalists (QRO photos at a festival) have been reviving N’Orleans rock in such hit singles as platinum “Wish I Knew You” and “All My Friends”. Look for their friends to shimmy on up to Kentucky to catch their return to the festival stage (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

The Revivalists

Shakey Graves, 4:30 PM

Shakey Graves (QRO photos at a festival) is the post-folk alter ego of Austin’s Alejandro Rose-Garcia (QRO photos), who comes to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a ’21 festival) with an extra ‘e’.

Shakey Graves

Shovels & Rope, 2:45 PM

South Carolina folk duo Shovels & Rope (QRO photos in Florida) – a.k.a. husband & wife Michael Trent & Cary Ann Hearst (QRO photos at a festival) – finally found success when they teamed up, and have been getting serious notice (QRO photos at a festival), particularly with their Busted Jukebox series of cover albums, and this year’s Manticore.

Shovels & Rope


Buffalo Nichols, 1:10 PM

As You Were, 12:00 PM

Buffalo Nichols

Zelle Barrel Stage


Alanis Morissette, 7:35 PM

“Isn’t it ironic?” With that line and 1995’s Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette became the musician that “You Oughta Know”, practically the poster girl for the wave of nineties indie-rock songstresses. No, nothing’s matched that since, but she’s kept busy in music & more, including appearing as God in Kevin Smith’s Dogma, starring in the Philip K. Dick adaptation Radio Free Albemuth, and voicing an imaginary version of herself on The Great North. She comes to Bourbon & Beyond after not only celebrating the (delayed) 25th anniversary of Pill on tour, but also turning it into a Tony-nominated musical.

Alanis Morissette

Father John Misty, 5:25 PM

While a member of folk outfit Fleet Foxes, guitarist Joshua Tillman found time to do his own solo stuff (QRO album review), but in 2012 he moved to solo full-time as Father John Misty (QRO photos) with Fear Fun, and he comes to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival) behind this year’s Chloe and the Next 20th Century. As Aziz Ansari said in Master of None, “That’s a hot ticket!” (QRO photos at a ’22 festival)

Father John Misty

Japanese Breakfast, 3:35 PM

The solo project of Michelle Zauner (QRO photos at a festival), Japanese Breakfast (QRO photos outdoors) already brought Soft Sounds from Another Planet (QRO review) in 2017, and last year wowed the world with Jubilee (QRO review) and Crying in H Mart: A Memoir, including a wonderful return to touring (QRO 2021 photos) with her beautiful show, gong included (QRO photos at a ’22 festival). And she’s coming to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a ’22 festival) after playing the season finale of Saturday Night Live!

Japanese Breakfast


Jimmie Vaughan, 1:55 PM

The Blue Stones, 12:30 PM

Jimmie Vaughan

The Bluegrass Situation Stage


Gary Brewer & The Kentucky Ramblers, 4:20 PM

Hogslop String Band, 2:55 PM

Alex Leach Band, 1:25 PM

Tyler Boone, 12:05 PM

Hogslop String Band

Rocks Room presented by Zelle


Shakey Graves, 3:15 PM

Each day at Bourbon & Beyond, there is a special bonus intimate ‘Rocks Room’ performance by one of the day’s artists, starting with Shakey Graves.

Shakey Graves

Kentucky Venues Culinary Stage


Antonia Lofaso & Hogslop String Band, 5:50 PM

Porter Road’s Chris Carter & James Peisker, 4:35 PM

Hogslop String Band

Team Kentucky Bourbon Stage


Collab + Creativity + Success with Wes Henderson & Rob Dietrich, 5:10 PM

Vampires & Bourbon with Ian Somerhalder & Paul Wesley, 4:00 PM

Finding Your Palate w/ Fred Minnick, 3:00 PM

Ian Somerhalder


T-Mobile Oak Stage


Kings of Leon, 9:30 PM

The Tennessee brothers & a cousin Followill emerged as Kings of Leon (QRO photos) amidst the revival of indie-rock early in this century/millennium, with critics calling them the ‘Southern Strokes’ and hailing the return of Confederate alt-rock with 2007’s excellent Because of the Times (QRO review). The following year’s Only by the Night (QRO review) didn’t hit the same high critically, but saw them hit major highs commercially (QRO photos outdoors) – as well as in the Grammys.

Unfortunately, in rock music the highs often come with some lows. 2010 follow-up Come Around Sundown (QRO review) still found commercial success, but the rock ‘n’ roll life seemed to catch up with singer/frontman Caleb Followill, who rambled off stage at a concert, with the rest of the tour cancelled and a hiatus. But in 2012 they came back (QRO photos at a festival). Of course, they’re still headlining fests from coast to coast (QRO photos headlining a festival), and have since delivered three great records, 2013’s Mechanical Bull (QRO review), 2016’s WALLS (QRO review), and last year’s When You See Yourself (QRO review), so expect the band to rock (QRO ’21 live review) as the headline Friday at Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos headlining a festival).

Kings of Leon

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, 6:50 PM

One of the biggest & best names in today’s alt-country, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (QRO photos at a festival) bring all the best of his home of Nashville (QRO photos in Nashville). 2020 saw Isbell release his excellent Reunions (QRO review), as well as the powerful duet with wife Amanda Shires, “The Problem” (QRO review). He’s also one of the best music follows on Twitter, so be ready for great banter between great songs when he comes to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a ’21 festival).

Jason Isbell

Courtney Barnett, 4:50 PM

Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett (QRO photos at a festival) won fans like Rolling Stone and New York Times after her CMJ 2013 performance (QRO festival recap), with funny, rambling lyrics and a deadpan delivery (QRO photos). Since then she’s just gone and won fans outside of just critics with 2015 debut full-length, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, 2018’s team-up with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice and her own Tell Me How You Really Feel, and last year’s Things Take Time, Take Time as well as playing a ton of festivals (QRO photos at a festival), now coming to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival last month).

Courtney Barnett

Houndmouth, 3:10 PM

From somewhere others consider nowhere, New Albany, Indiana, Houndmouth (QRO photos in Middle America) have managed to make it by working the Americana rock road, and are coming to Bourbon & Beyond behind last year’s Good For You (QRO review).



Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 1:45 PM

S.G. Goodman, 12:30 PM

S.G. Goodman

Zelle Barrel Stage


Brandi Carlile, 7:55 PM

Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile (QRO interview) has emerged alongside a whole new generation of socially minded melodic songstresses (QRO photos), and in 2018 she (QRO spotlight on) put out her latest (QRO photos outdoors), the multiple Grammy-nominated By the Way, I Forgive You, now coming to the new Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a ’22 festival), as well as in 2019 teaming up with Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires as The Highwomen (QRO photos at a festival) – not to mention recently bring Joni Mitchell out of retirement this year (QRO photos at a ’22 festival).

Brandi Carlile

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, 5:45 PM

Rivaling Sean Lennon and Jakob Dylan in fatherly shadows to get out of, Willie Nelson’s own son Lukas (QRO photos of them together at the elder Wilson’s 80th birthday celebration) has established his own country name with his band, Promise of the Real (QRO live review). He plays his second Bourbon & Beyond.

Lukas Nelson

Charley Crockett, 4:00 PM

Catch The Man From Waco, Charley Crockett (QRO photos at a Texas festival), at Bourbon & Beyond.

Charley Crockett


JP Saxe, 2:25 PM

Eric Gales, 1:05 PM

Jocelyn & Chris, 11:55 AM

Jocelyn & Chris

The Bluegrass Situation Stage


Hogslop String Band, 5:20 PM

Missy Raines & Allegheny, 3:35 PM

Tray Wellington, 1:40 PM

Circus No. 9, 11:45 AM

Hogslop String Band

Rocks Room presented by Zelle


Courtney Barnett, 3:15 PM

For the second day of bonus, intimate ‘Rocks Room’ performances at Bourbon & Beyond, it’s Courtney Barnett.

Courtney Barnett

Kentucky Venues Culinary Stage


Ed Lee & Special Guest, 5:30 PM

Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy, 4:35 PM

Ouita Michel & Tyler McNabb, 2:30 PM

Ed Lee

Team Kentucky Bourbon Stage


All In the Family, 6:05 PM

Louisville Cocktail Competition, 3:00 PM

What Women Want (In Whisky), 1:40 PM

Fred Minnick


T-Mobile Oak Stage


Pearl Jam, 9:00 PM

Few bands in the past thirty years have had the staying power and continued success of Pearl Jam (QRO live review). From breaking out of the Seattle grunge scene in the early nineties with Nirvana and Ten songs such as “Alive” and “Jeremy”, Pearl Jam (QRO live review) have somehow managed to stay both relevant and successful. While their original contemporaries are long gone or just living on nostalgia reunion tours of old hits, Pearl Jam have toured the world numerous times, from Fenway Park (QRO photos at Fenway Park) to Down Under (QRO live review in New Zealand), and have released eleven studio albums, most recently 2020’s Gigaton (QRO review) and 2013’s Lightning Bolt (QRO review), and now (QRO ’22 photos) come to Bourbon & Beyond to headline (QRO photos headlining a ’21 festival).

Pearl Jam

St. Vincent, 6:25 PM

After the one-and-only Annie Clark (QRO interview) made 2007 her break-out year, both as part of The Polyphonic Spree on The Fragile Army (QRO review) and with her own debut as St. Vincent (QRO photos), Marry Me (QRO review), she followed that up with even-better years (QRO spotlight on), gracing festivals (QRO photos at a festival), charming and surprising crowds with winning humor live (QRO live review), and bringing a stable of new songs (QRO live review). Those new songs, like “Laughing With a Mouth of Blood” (QRO video) and “Actor Out of Work” (QRO video) formed into 2009’s Actor (QRO review), which vaunted her into the even bigger time (QRO photos at a festival), including playing Lincoln Center (QRO live review) and other storied concert halls (QRO photos at a festival) & venues (QRO photos at Royal Albert Hall).

Admittedly, 2011’s Strange Mercy (QRO review) wasn’t quite as good, but then she teamed up with the one-and-only David Byrne (QRO photos at a festival together) for 2012’s Love This Giant (QRO review) and the holy St. Vincent (QRO photos) came back with a vengeance in 2014 on St. Vincent (QRO review), including an absolutely stellar live show (QRO photos), with her platinum grey hair and mannequin moves shining outdoors (QRO live review outdoors), at festivals (QRO photos at a festival) and in the Old World (QRO live review in Europe). In 2017 she had the massively seductive MASSEDUCTION (QRO review), and seductive stage show (QRO photos at a 2018 festival), followed by the stripped down seduction of remix album MassEducation (QRO review). And even COVID couldn’t keep St. Vincent down, with last year’s seventies-channeling Daddy’s Home (QRO review), “Pay You Way In Pain” (QRO review), and live show (QRO Daddy’s Home livestream review).

A must-see as she comes to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a ’21 festival) with her giant stage show (QRO ’22 photos).

St. Vincent

Cold War Kids, 4:25 PM

After a string of EPs, Fullerton, California’s Cold War Kids (QRO photos) blew up in 2006 with their full-length debut, Robbers & Cowards (QRO livestream review). While 2008’s Loyalty to Loyalty (QRO review) suffered something of a sophomore slump, 2011’s Mine Is Yours (QRO review) 2013’s Miss Lonelyhearts (QRO review), 2014’s Hold My Home (QRO review), 2017’s L.A. Divine (QRO review), and the recent run of New Age Norms 1 (QRO review), 2 (QRO review), and 3 (QRO review) lifted things more & more, and their live show (QRO live review) is still electric, especially outside (QRO live review outdoors) or at festivals (QRO photos at a festival), as they still ring with singles (QRO photos), from the more recent “Love Is Mystical” and “Audience” (QRO video) to their break-outs “We Used To Vacation”, “Hospital Beds” (QRO video), and “Hang Me Out To Dry” (QRO video), and they play Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival).

Cold War Kids

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, 2:45 PM

From just over in Birmingham, Alabama, St. Paul & The Broken Bones (QRO photos at a festival) bring the true southern soul. They come to rock Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival) after 2016’s Sea of Noise (QRO review), 2018’s Young Sick Camelia (QRO review), and this year’s The Alien Coast (QRO review).

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Reignwolf, 1:25 PM

Check out the wild action of Reignwolf (QRO photos at a festival), who’s expanded from a one-man operation into a full band (QRO photos at a 2021 festival), returning to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival).



The National Parks, 12:15 PM

The National Parks

Zelle Barrel Stage


Greta Van Fleet, 7:40 PM

Michigan rock comes back to Austin City Limits in the form of the next generation of classic rock, Greta Van Fleet (QRO spotlight on). One of Robert Plant’s favorite young bands, they were touring behind 2017’s Grammy-winning Black Smoke Rising & From the Fires EPs (QRO reviews), before putting out 2018 full-length Anthem of the Peaceful Army (QRO review). They’ve only gotten bigger (QRO photos at a festival) with last year’s The Battle at Garden’s Gate, and bring their big show (QRO ’22 live review) to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival).

Greta Van Fleet

Neil & Liam Finn of Crowded House, 5:20 PM

There was this wonderful moment in the eighties/nineties where wonderful New Zealand indie-pop took the world by storm, led by Crowded House (QRO live review) with such songs as “Don’t Dream It’s Over”. Unfortunately, it did become over, but the band returned in the twenty-first century with Intriguer (QRO review), only to break up again. 2019 saw a new Crowded House behind frontman Neil Finn (QRO solo photos), including his son Liam (QRO live review). COVID limited that reunion, but last year saw Dreamers Are Waiting, and this year was supposed to have the full House. Unfortunately, issues prevented them all from touring, so instead Neil & Liam are going out on their own.

Neil Finn

Elle King, 3:30 PM

Songstress Elle King (QRO photos at a festival) encompasses country, soul, rock, and blues. She comes to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival) behind 2018’s sophomore full-length, Shake the Spirit. She’s also, randomly, comedian Rob Schneider’s daughter…

Elle King

Drive-By Truckers, 2:00 PM

The Suthron, ‘three-axe attack’ of Drive-By Truckers (QRO spotlight on) comes from the backcountry of Alabama & Georgia to Kentucky. They’ve kept strong since the 2007 departure of Jason Isbell (who’s gone on to his own big things – see above), in 2008 with the charting Brighter Than Creation’s Dark, and even higher with 2010’s The Big To-Do and the following year’s Go-Go Boots (QRO review). Behind frontman Patterson Hood (QRO interview), they come to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival) on the back of 2020’s The Unraveling (QRO review) & The New OK (QRO review) and this year’s Welcome 2 Club XIII (QRO review).

Drive-By Truckers


Robert Randolph, 12:50 PM

Matilda Marigolds, 11:40 AM

Robert Randolph

The Bluegrass Situation Stage


The Always Sunny Podcast, 6:00 PM

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, 4:20 PM

Jon Stickley Trio, 2:55 PM

Laney Lou & The Bird Dogs, 1;25 PM

Missy Raines & Allegheny, 12:05 PM

Molly Tuttle


Rocks Room presented by Zelle


St. Vincent, 3:15 PM

Saturday’s bonus, intimate ‘Rocks Room’ performance at Bourbon & Beyond is a particularly special one, with the holy St. Vincent.

St. Vincent

Kentucky Venues Culinary Stage


The Battle with Greta Van Fleet, 4:15 PM

Rock stars meet rock star chef when Chris Santos squares off against Greta Van Fleet in the ultimate burger showdown.

Greta Van Fleet

Tiffani Faison & The Always Sunny Podcast, 2:55 PM

Chef Tiffani Faison meets her match in the boys from Paddy’s, Philly’s own The Always Sunny Podcast.

The Always Sunny Podcast

Sam Fore & Neil Finn, 1:30 PM

QRO favorite Sam Fore marries Sri Lankan and Southern cooking in her own special way, and welcomes Crowded House’s Neil Finn for the taste test.

Sam Fore

Team Kentucky Bourbon Stage


Smokin’ & Sippin, 5:00 PM

Leaders of the New School., 3:40 PM

Celebrate The Art of Blending with Dan Callaway, 2:05 PM

Dan Callaway


T-Mobile Oak Stage


Chris Stapleton, 8:50 PM

There’s a big place for country at Bourbon & Beyond, and it welcomes Chris Stapleton (QRO photos), Grammy winner for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance off of both 2015’s Traveller and 2017’s From a Room: Volume 1, along with a slew of other awards. He’s also written for the likes of Tim McGraw, Adele, Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, and even three songs on Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods. Stapleton (QRO photos) comes to Bourbon & Beyond behind his third Grammy for Best Country Album winning record, 2020’s Starting Over.

Chris Stapleton

CAAMP, 6:10 PM

Ohio’s CAAMP (QRO photos at a festival) make beautiful folk music, most recently on this year’s Lavender Days.



South Carolina’s NEEDTOBREATHE (QRO interview) began on the Christian music charts but have since moved to rock with 2011’s The Reckoning (QRO review), 2014’s Rivers In the Wasteland (QRO review), 2016’s Hard Love, 2020’s Out of Body, and last year’s The Reckoning – as well as opening for Taylor Swift along the way (QRO photos) to becoming a major draw (QRO live review) in their own right (QRO spotlight on).


Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs, 2:40 PM

If Tom Petty thinks you’re a good enough guitar player to play with him, you’ve gotta be great. Mike Campbell was one of Petty’s Heartbreakers (QRO photos) until Petty’s heart-breaking passing, but then was picked up by none other than Fleetwood Mac (along with Neil Finn – see above – to replace none other than Lindsay Buckingham). He was even on Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer”. But he’s also got his own solo career with The Dirty Knobs (QRO photos), coming to Bourbon & Beyond behind this year’s External Combustion.

Mike Campbell


Gin Wigmore, 1:10 PM

Hannah Wicklund, 12:00 PM

Gin Wigmore

Zelle Barrel Stage


The Doobie Brothers, 7:15 PM

A mainstay of rock radio in the seventies, The Doobie Brothers (QRO live review) had some of that decade’s biggest hits, such as “What a Fool Believes” and “Jesus is Just Alright”. Line-up changes plagued the band later on, but singer/guitarist Patrick Simmons got back together with singer/guitarist Tom Johnston in 1987 – and for this current reunion, got back singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald, and now put some Doobie in their Bourbon (QRO photos at a festival).

The Doobie Brothers

Marcus King, 5:15 PM

Marcus King (QRO photos at a festival) brings his Southern-fried rock (and jazz theory training) to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a Southern festival) behind this year’s Young Blood.

Marcus King

Yola, 3:30 PM

Bristol, England’s Yola Carter (QRO photos) comes to Bourbon & Beyond (QRO photos at a festival) behind last year’s Stand for Myself – and this year playing “godmother of rock n’ roll” Sister Rosetta Tharpe in Baz Luhrman’s Elvis.


Jukebox the Ghost, 1:55 PM

Catch the power-pop of Jukebox the Ghost (QRO photos), who come to Bourbon & Beyond behind this year’s Cheers.

Jukebox the Ghost


Madison Cunningham, 12:35 PM

Madison Cunningham

The Bluegrass Situation Stage


Sierra Hull, 4:15 PM

Jake Blount, 2:40 PM

Bella White, 1:20 PM

Jon Stickley Trio, 11:55 AM

Jake Blount

Rocks Room presented by Zelle


CAAMP, 3:15 PM

For the final bonus, intimate ‘Rocks Room’ performance at Bourbon & Beyond ’22, it’s CAAMP.


Kentucky Venues Culinary Stage


Better In the Bluegrass, 6:00 PM

Northern Soul w/ Justin Sutherland, 4:25 PM

Amanda Freitag & Gin Wigmore, 3:00 PM

Gin Wigmore

Team Kentucky Bourbon Stage


It’s a Bourbon Night: A Blind Flight Fight, 5:10 PM

Whiskey State of Mind: KY vs. TN, and IN, 3:45 PM

Building an Influential Bourbon Collection, 2:00 PM

Chris Blanford