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.
Curated Distillery Tours
Presented By Pegasus
Pegasus is your official transportation and tour operator for the 2020 Louisville Trifesta presented by Budwiser. Book one of our amazing curated group experiences to kick off your festival weekend. We’ve partnered with some of our favorite distilleries to offer a combination of culinary and bourbon themed events. These experiences are exclusive to Pegasus and the Trifesta. Your trip will be hosted by a certified bourbon tour guide and led by one of our senior chauffeurs.
All experiences include: your tours, your tastings, your food & all transportation-related costs. Be sure to check out our Custom Tours too if you’re visiting and would like a private experience instead. Where can the Pegasus family take you today?
The Michter’s Legacy Tour – Exclusive Legacy Tour with Master Distiller Dan McKee and Master Taster Andrea Wilson. Tour will include exclusive tour only offered through Pegasus, tasting, and one cocktail per person paid in advance or flight or 10-year Michter’s.
PRICE: $200 per person.
DATE: Offered on Tuesday, September 22nd.
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Departs Hotel Distil
TIME: Departs at 1:30pm and returns at 4:30pm
The Angel’s Rye Tour – We are offering a an exclusive tour highlighting Angel’s Envy’s unique aging process and their world famous Rye whiskey. Tour will be a unique behind the scenes tour followed by an exclusive tasting hosted by one of the Angel’s Envy senior staff members. Afterwards the group will have small bites and cocktails at the bar.
PRICE: $150 per person.
DATES: Offered on Thursday, September 17nd and Thursday, September 24th
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Departs Hotel Distil
TIME: Departs at 3:30pm and returns at 7:30pm
Bardstown Bourbon Company – Exclusive paired dinner and cocktail experience with Chef Castro and one of their senior distilling members. Dinner will include a cocktail class followed by paired dinner and meet and greet at the Distillery.
PRICE: $275 per person.
DATES: Offered on Thursday, September 24th
DEPARTURE LOCATION: Departs Hotel Distil
TIME: Departs at 5:30pm and returns at 10pm
Copper and Kings – Exclusive tour and cocktail experience. Coming soon. $50 per person
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Old Forester – Exclusive tour and cocktails. Coming soon. $50 per person
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Peerless – Tiki night and exclusive tour. Coming soon. $75 per person
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Fred Minnick – Coming soon but will be available for the week of Bourbon & Beyond
Festival Memories Photo Booth
Festival Memories is the perfect place to turn your photos from Hometown Rising into stunning works of art that you can show off to all your friends. You can create posters and prints that are completely unique, personalized with your photos and favorite artists, and printed in the highest quality. Our interactive exhibit includes a free photo booth to add a little flair to your festival experience. Use our interactive display, props and green screen to easily create photos of you rocking out on the main stage, throwing down in the mosh pit, or tons of other Hometown Rising scenes. Add a sticker of your photo to our mosaic wall and watch as it’s transformed into a work of art created by the entire Hometown Rising community. Have your prints printed on-site or save lugging them around and let us ship them directly to your home. And it’s not just a memento, you’ll also be helping those in need. Festival Memories is donating a portion of our proceeds from every purchase to help fight human trafficking. Take your festival souvenir experience to the next level and help make the world a better place at the Festival Memories exhibit!
About: We started Festival Memories with a very simple mission: “Help People Release Their Music Festival Memories From The Clutches Of Their Phone”. We knew we needed to create a product that would allow people to perfectly capture the essence of their music festival experience, in a way that a T-shirt or other basic souvenir simply couldn’t. We kept coming back to the idea of personalized festival lineup posters. We knew we needed to create an easy-to-use tool that allowed anyone to take their festival photos and effortlessly turn them into a piece of art that they could show off to their friends. Quality is our priority and we work hard to deliver a product for you that we would be proud to own ourselves. We know we are doing something right when we are jealous of the posters our customers print. After all, we’re music festival people too!
Fred Minnick’s Mini Bar
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
The Hometown Honky Tonk will feature a DJ playing your favorite songs, dancing lessons & performances, as well as bourbon conversations with bourbon expert Fred Minnick. So put on your boots and hit the Hometown Honky Tonk dance floor all weekend long!
Performances and schedule to be announced.
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.
Monster Energy Experience
Nothing goes together better than Music and Monster Energy! Elevate your festival experience, stop by the Monster Energy activation for complimentary Monster Energy drinks, artist signings, special performances, Monster Energy swag and don’t forget those Monster Energy Girls who love taking photos with all of the energized fans!
Presented by Demons Behind Me
Demons Behind Me is a positive apparel brand and a message designed to inspire anyone who has or is working to overcome an obstacle in their life, and we exist to motivate them to continue to achieve their goals and to leave the past behind. The Demons Behind Me Safe House is a safe space within the festival grounds that offers festival-goers a place to retreat from the effects of the shows and the crowds and gives them an opportunity to be with a supportive group. Demons Behind Me is proud to partner with various support groups at each of the Danny Wimmer Presents festivals allowing us to provide support to festival-goers who may struggle with PTSD, substance abuse, mental health issues, and more. We invite everyone to come and meet the owners of Demons Behind Me, Jim Thelen, Chris Richardson, and Paul Phillips (Former Lead Guitar of Puddle of Mudd, Rev Theory, & Operator) and to receive the support they need; to share their story of triumph over a hardship they have encountered, and to support others. We encourage everyone to visit the Demons Behind Me Safe House and Demons Behind Me | Inspirational Clothing & Apparel to join our supportive community and to help us to stop the stigma that continues to surround so many hardships we ALL face.
To learn more and to view our powerful apparel visit demonsbehindme.com.
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 Beyond Bar
Stop at the Beyond Bourbon Bar to enjoy our selection of fine whiskies. This is the largest non-bourbon bar at Hometown Rising. Select your cocktail! Choose your whiskey! And enjoy these flavors from outside Kentucky.
Participating brands include Old Elk Whiskey & more to be announced.
The Boilermaker Bar
Hometown Rising is proud to announce a collaboration with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey and Enter Night Pilsner. Blackened, a super-premium American whiskey blend, crafted by the late Master Distiller Dave Pickerell and finished in the earth-shattering music of Metallica, and Enter Night Pilsner, a collaboration with the rockstars of craft brewing Stone Brewing Company, will come together under one roof to offer guests a one-of-kind musical festival experience. The Boilermaker pop-up will feature a Blackened & Enter Night Boilermaker, as well as craft cocktails and ice-cold Enter Night Pilsner. This exciting collaboration marks the latest in a long line of amplified guest experiences only available through Danny Wimmer Presents music festivals.
The Char House
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
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 Kroger Big Bourbon Bar
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: 1792, Angel’s Envy, Barrell Bourbon, Coopers’ Craft, Elijah Craig, Four Roses, Jefferson’s, Jeptha Creed 4-Grain Bourbon, Kentucky Peerless, Michter’s, Old Forester, Rebel Yell, Stonehammer, Wild Turkey and more to be announced.
The Lotus Lounge
Lotus Lounge: The ENO Lotus Lounge, modeled after the iconic Lotus flower, is a breathtaking, one of a kind hammock installation, optimized for ambiance while still able to house an epic dance party. Grab your friends, and come hang out with us!
About ENO: Over 20 years ago ENO pioneered the hammock counter-culture. No matter your pursuit or passion, our tried-and-true products give you with an all-access pass to explore, connect and relax…
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
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.
Tito’s Airstream Lounge
Tito’s is proud to be the official vodka of Hometown Rising! Swing by the Tito’s Airstream Lounge to relax with a cocktail and pick up some swag. Tito’s Handmade Vodka, America’s Original Craft Vodka, is made from 100% corn in Austin TX and certified Gluten-Free.
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!