Day one of BOURBON AND BEYOND festival was a stark contrast to some of the recent highly publicized festival failures. BOURBON AND BEYOND is a true gem among the festivals and is a high class whiskey and bourbon drinking connoisseurs dream festival – laid-back, lazy night in Kentucky.
Opening up the stage was Vivi Rincon, newly graduated from Berkeley and new to the festival circuit she commanded the stage like is a mini Pat Benatar packed with charisma in a youthful package. I was honored to speak with her, one on one backstage and she is just as genuine in person. The rest of the day was very mellow yet sprinkled with of peaks of bluegrass and country and rock songs that we’ve all grown up with, and that we all love, and even if you didn’t know the name of the band on stage, you knew the songs.
(Photo by Nathan Zucker)
Train, Buddy Guy, Billy strings, Vivi Rincon, Midland along with so many more rang out their hits to a very receptive all ages mellow crowd.
The class and elegance of this festival is unrivaled, mix bourbon tasting with laid-back music, great tasting cuisine, and you have BOURBON AND BEYOND!
Written by: Road Dog