Kentucky Is Bringing the First-Ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival to its Fall Series

Published on March 11, 2019

Come September 2019, the south will rise again with the first-ever Country Music & Bourbon Festival coming to the state of Kentucky.

Hometown Rising combines two of Louisville’s cultural cornerstones–great music and incredible bourbon. The festival is the newest addition to Louisville’s fall festival series from premier independent festival producer, Danny Wimmer Presents.

The festival provides for an incredibly diverse and engaging line-up of established artists as well as up and coming stars.

So far, the music lineup will be led by country heavyweights including Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban. Additionally, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, and Frankie Ballard have also joined the bourbon line-up.

Trace Adkins, Dillon Carmichael, and The Sisterhood Band Hop On Board

Today, country music icon Trace Adkins along with independent rising country music artist, Dillon Carmichael and country rock duo, The Sisterhood Band, have been the latest to join the Hometown Rising lineup.

In total, Hometown Rising expects more than 30 artists to take the three stages over the course of the September 14 weekend.

The current music lineup for the festival is as follows, but is subject to change:

Saturday, September 14:

Tim McGraw, Little Big Town, Dwight Yoakam, Trace Adkins, Frankie Ballard, The Cadillac Three, Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, The Steel Woods, Clare Dunn, Noah Guthrie, Kassi Ashton, J.D. Shelburne, The Sisterhood Band, Raelyn Nelson Band, Alice Wallace, Imaj.

Sunday, September 15:

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brett Young, Jake Owen, Bret Michaels, Lauren Alaina, LOCASH, Drake White and The Big Fire, The Wild Feathers, Mason Ramsey, Gabby Barrett, Dillon Carmichael, Everette, Lauren Jenkins, Jeffrey East, Hannah Ellis, Kendall Shaffer.


Andrew "Drew" Rossow is a former contract editor at Grit Daily.

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