September 27, 2023 2:37 pm

Music and Whiskey Team Up to Offer Lots of Concerts and Festivals This Summer

To paraphrase the Bard, “If music be the bourbon of love, play on.”

Okay, that’s bad. But enjoying music and bourbon together is good. And it’s more popular than ever, while the list of “can’t miss” events around the Bluegrass (and one in Oregon) continues to grow. Here is a summary so you can make your sippin’ and listenin’ plans this summer

Jammin’ at Jeptha: Jeptha Creed Distillery – Shelbyville, Kentucky

Jeptha Creed’s summer concert series is coming back to the Shelbyville, Kentucky distillery. The events will feature music, food, games, and craft cocktails at the bar. 

“Jammin’ at Jeptha” will take place on two dates this year: 

Electraqueens & Josh Gallagher

June 10:  7-10 pm

J.D. Shelburne

August 12:  7–10 pm

Pendleton Whisky Music Fest at the Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo Grounds

Pendleton, Oregon – Saturday, July 15

The seventh annual Pendleton Whisky Music Fest event in Oregon will feature Kane Brown, FloRida, Maddie & Tae, Niko Moon, and Dylan Schneider

Bourbon and Beyond Festival

Louisville, Kentucky – September 14-17

The four-day Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville will feature lots of music, food, and bourbon activities. Artists scheduled include Bruno Mars, The Black Keys, The Killers, Brandi Carlile, and many others. Get information on passes here.

Springhouse Music Series at Castle & Key Distillery

Frankfort, Kentucky

Castle & Key Distillery, just outside Frankfort, is bringing back its Springhouse Music Series on the first Wednesday of each month, through September, beginning June 7.

The events include live music, local food trucks, and drinks at Taylorton Station (outdoor walk-up bar) on the Springhouse Lawn. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Live music dates include:

Luke Trimble

Wednesday, June 7

Lana Scott

Wednesday, July 5


Wednesday, August 2

Mark Taylor

Wednesday, September 6

Ticket prices vary by artist and begin at $20.


Concerts at the Amp – Dant Crossing

Log Still Distillery – Gethesemene, Kentucky

Check out outdoor Concerts at The Amp at Dant Crossing in Gethsemene, Kentucky, south of Bardstown. Here’s the schedule for the rest of this season:

Randy Houser
Saturday, June 3 – 7:30 p.m.

Martina McBride
Saturday, June 10 – 7:30 p.m.

38 Special
Friday, June 16 – 7:00 p.m.

Chase Matthew
Saturday, June 24 – 7:30 p.m.

Marty Brown Band
Friday, June 30 – 7:30 p.m.

Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
Friday, June 30 – 7:30 p.m.

Brothers Osborne
Saturday, July 8 – 7:30 p.m.

Dwight Yoakam
Friday, July 14 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 22 – 7:30 p.m.

Elle King
Saturday, July 29 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, August 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Dionne Warwick
Friday, August 11 – 7:30 p.m.

Marty Stuart and Del McCoury
Friday, August 18 – 7:30 p.m.

Rick Springfield
Friday, August 25 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 3 – 7:30 p.m.

Lady A
Friday, September 8 – 8:00 p.m.

Big & Rich
Friday, September 15 – 7:30 p.m.

Colt Ford
Friday, September 22 – 7:30 p.m.

Scott McCreery

Saturday, September 30 – 7:30 p.m.

"Whisky is liquid sunshine."

George Bernard Shaw

“The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.”

James Joyce

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