Big Bourbon Bar
Presented By Courier Journal
Enjoy a sip of Kentucky’s finest at the Hometown Rising Big Bourbon Bar. Our bourbon experts have curated an extensive line up of bourbons and designed specialty cocktails for our country fans. Choose from a wide selection of spirit forward and refreshing cocktails served up on demand by our Hometown mixologists.
Participating Bourbons include: Angel’s Envy, Kentucky Peerless, Old Forester, Coopers’ Craft, Barrell Bourbon & more to come!
Boone County DistillingBack Porch
At this back porch, let Boone County Distilling retell history with every sip of bourbon. You’ll find this open-air bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a selection of Boone County bourbons and craft cocktails. #MadeByGhosts
Presented By Brown-Forman
Brown-Forman is the only major spirits company in the entire world to make its own new barrels, and Hometown Rising is very excited to partner with The Brown-Forman Cooperage to offer festivalgoers the experience of witnessing the historic art of barrel raising.
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world- famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand. www.jackdaniels.com Opens a New Window.
The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of our Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes. www.woodfordreserve.com Opens a New Window.
A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, our family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care. www.oldforester.com Opens a New Window.
From our American White Oak barrels to our Beech and Birch charcoal-filter finishing, all has been done with meticulous care to bring you the fine art of gentle bourbon. www.cooperscraft.com
Craft Beer Bar
Get crafty and try a wide variety of beer styles accommodating a range of palates! The Craft Beer Bar will be showcasing a variety of regional and local brews.
Fred Minnick’s Mini Bar
Presented By Bourbon Women Association
Bourbon expert Fred Minnick has hand-picked craft distilleries to feature for Hometown Rising. Participating distilleries to be announced.
Fxck Cancer& Dyin2Live Dreams Program
Fxck Cancer’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and education about early cancer detection and prevention, ultimately putting an end to late-stage cancer diagnosis. Through our Dyin 2 Live Dreams program, we look to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them a VIP experience that we hope will bring joy, inspiration, and courage. In doing this, we hope we can help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are going through. For more information please visit, www.fxckcancer.org Opens a New Window. .
Fxck Cancer and Dyin 2 Live Dreams are programs of the F C Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. #TogetherWeFight #FxckCancer
Hometown Honky Tonk
The Hometown Honky Tonk will feature live cover bands, DJs playing your favorite songs and a dance floor so you can line dance and two-step all weekend long!
Hometown Rising Supper ClubAt Seviche
Join us Friday night before hometown rising for a unique dinner at local favorite, Seviche. This supper club’s special menu will showcase what makes chef Anthony Lamas’ food so unique. Dinner takes place Friday, September 13th at 6:30pm. Check out the full menu is below.
Jalapeño Caesar – manchego, tortilla crisps, pumpkin seeds
Chipotle Potato Bisque – crema, cheddar, scallion
Shrimp Ceviche – tomatillo, avocado, cucumber
Skirt Steak – sour cream mashed new reds, chimichurri, heirloom tomatoes
Pollo Asado – carolina gold rice, sea island red peas, country ham demi glacé
Salmon – rock shrimp chaufa, soy ginger butter, crispy spinach
Coconut Flan – dulce de leche, serrano chile pecan brittle
Tres Leches – brown butter macadamia ice cream
Chocolate Pot De Creme – vanilla crema, raspberry
Jack Daniel’s No. 7 Sports Bar
Don’t miss any sports action over the festival weekend. Jack Daniel’s is bring a 5,000+ square foot bar to serve up that mellowed taste of Tennessee. You’ll get your fix of college and professional games streamed across multiple televisions.
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.
Mash Stage Demos
Hometown Rising is proud to offer festivalgoers access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a series of free and intimate demos throughout the weekend. Chefs, master distillers, and bartenders come together for a weekend of surprise performances and exciting entertainment. Stay tuned for more details!
Take Me Home
Take Me Home is a not for profit, volunteer based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. Many families living in low-income areas cannot afford medical care, basic vaccinations, or spay/neuter surgeries for their companion animals. The donations raised help us to fund mobile veterinary hospitals to travel into these under-served areas to provide free spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and administer medical care for animals in desperate need. Take Me Home also supports local animal charities. Come by the booth to help out our furry friends by buying a shirt, signed merchandise, and entering a raffle. Danny Wimmer, Founder, DWP, said, “DWP is proud to support various charities, giving them a national platform to promote their messages. We are particularly fond of Take Me Home, which advocates for animal adoption. I hope everyone stops by their booth and supports their fundraising efforts to help animals in need.”
The Hunters Club
Presented By The Silver Dollar
The Silver Dollar Hunter’s Club is the ideal onsite destination for every bourbon aficionado. Rare, vintage, and experimental expressions will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the event. Wander in, take a seat, and indulge in some liquid history.
The Music Experience
The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today’s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rockstar and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members form the festival at the Music Experience Tent. With contests and interactive exhibits all day, you may have the opportunity to win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff.
This year’s brands include to be announced
You are cordially invited to this exclusive bar off the beaten path, featuring carefully curated cocktails. That’s all we can say for now – Good luck figuring out how to get in!
The Tree Bar
Surrounded by a large shade tree near both music stages, The Tree Bar is the perfect place to relax, meet up with friends and family and catch the show, all while enjoying refreshing specialty cocktails.
Tiki Barrel Bar
Presented By Jim Beam
Say “aloha” to any worries when you stop by the Tiki Barrel Bar. With bourbon and rum-based specialty island cocktails, shade and seating areas, Tiki Barrel Bar is sure to be the oasis you need to make your festival vacation complete.
Vendome Copper & Brass Works
For one hundred plus years, Vendome Copper and Brass Works has been fabricating and supplying equipment to distilleries. Vendome is proud to be located in Louisville, Kentucky and is now overseen by the fourth generation of Shermans. Their stills and company are built on the principles of uncompromising quality and superior service. The Vendome team will be building a still live on-site at Hometown Rising. Be sure to check out this amazing demonstration in person!