Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Festival

This festival has a simple recipe — live bluegrass music, amazing bourbon, savory barbecue and good friends. I know, I know, sometimes talking about Kentucky bourbon and bluegrass music can feel a bit cliché. Until you’re relaxing in some Kentucky bluegrass, under the warm summer sun, sippin’ on some Kentucky bourbon while a band plays some melodic Kentucky bluegrass music that warms your Southern soul. So clichés be damned! Head down to this festival where you can dance your ass off ‘til the sun goes down. And on top of that it’s also a barbecue festival! Which means there will be some of the best barbecue in ‘Ville for you and your friends to grub on.

SEPT. 4 – 6

Louisville Water Tower
$30 for 3-Day Pass, $16 for Day Pass; 4 p.m.