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Hometown Rising Country Music & Bourbon Festival: Tim McGraw, Little Big Town + More

Hometown Rising is the first-ever country music and bourbon festival! It happens this fall in Louisville with Tim McGraw, Little Big Town and more.

This new festival is the brainchild of independent festival producer, Danny Wimmer Presents. This specific festival happens Sept. 14 and Sept. 15 at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center. It’ll obviously combine two important parts of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones — music and bourbon!

Along with McGraw and LBT, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan also lead the lineup. Dwight Yoakam, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Lindsay Ell, Kassi Ashton, Lauren Alaina and Drake White are also on the bill. That’s just to name a few. More than 30 artists will play on three stages throughout the weekend.

“Hometown Rising is a blend of the music and culture I grew up around, in a place I now consider a second home. While DWP is best known for our rock festivals, I was surrounded by country music growing up in Jacksonville, Florida and I’m excited to be expanding our portfolio with a genre and a place that are both close to my heart,” Wimmer explains. “I can’t think of a better location to launch a country music festival than right here in bourbon country. Mayor Fischer and the Louisville community continue to be great partners as we take this next step in the marriage of great music, food and bourbon.”

Bourbon authority and best-selling author Fred Minnick is the festival’s official spirits curator. He’s helped to assemble onsite experiences including bourbon tastings and workshops for fans that are 21 and up.

Hometown Rising exclusive VIP packages, general admission tickets, camping and hotel packages and special event tickets go on sale Feb. 15. Visit their official website for more information.

Additional Bourbon, Food & Beverage Experiences available onsite include:
●  Craft Beer Bar
●  Jack Daniel’s No. 7 Sports Bar
●  Tiki Barrel Bar presented by Jim Beam
●  Boone County Distilling Back Porch
●  Inside The Char House featuring Coopers’ Craft, Jack Daniel’s, Old Forester and Woodford Reserve
●  Jailhouse BBQ Presented by Larceny Bourbon
●  The Speakeasy
●  Buffalo Club presented by Buffalo Trace
●  Mash Stage bourbon and food demos

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