The Inaugural BOURBON & BEYOND Festival Announces its Headlining Lineup of Top Chefs, Bourbon Experts, and World-Class Musicians

All Will Take Over Louisville for One Weekend Only on September 23rd & 24th 2017

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

FEATURING: The Finest Kentucky Bourbons Curated by Top Bourbon Experts, One-Of-A-Kind Creations From Louisville and The Country’s Most Celebrated Chefs & Beyond

PERFORMANCES BY: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Joe Bonamassa, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers and More

Danny Wimmer Presents is thrilled to announce the official headliners and the first phase of musicians, chefs, food and beverage experiences for BOURBON & BEYOND, its bold, new, bourbon-inspired festival taking place for the first time on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky.

BOURBON & BEYOND will be an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and entertainment destination that honors the rich history of bourbon that is so deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky. All together BOURBON & BEYOND is a celebration of craftsmanship, soul, and spirit.

Bourbon & Beyond logo

Bourbon & Beyond logo

Recognized for his monumental music festivals, Danny Wimmer‘s newest venture moves above and beyond music. Together with best-selling author and acclaimed bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, and nationally-celebrated Louisville chef, Edward Lee, Danny Wimmer Presents blends the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into one all-encompassing celebration in honor of the soul and spirit of Kentucky. BOURBON & BEYOND will be an enriching weekend featuring the best bourbons, master distillers, national and local chefs, bartenders, musicians, and many other artisans.

THE BOURBON LINEUP:

The festival will showcase over 50 of the best Kentucky bourbons curated by Fred Minnick, Edward Lee, and Chris Cosentino. Festivalgoers will get the chance to dive deep into the Kentucky bourbon experience through several exciting facets like:

  • The Big Bourbon Bar: A 20,000-square-foot bar featuring delicious bourbon cocktails presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
  • The Hunter’s Club: A bourbon hound’s dream come true with experimental, rare, and hard-to-find bourbons.
  • The Bourbon Barrel Cooperage: A behind-the-scenes look at how coopers craft the oak barrels used to age bourbon.
  • The Distillery: An interactive experience to discover the life of a master blender, taster, and distiller.
  • Bourbon Workshops: Access to bourbon’s best and brightest in a series of free and intimate distilling, bartending, pairing, and cooking workshops.

    Bourbon and Beyond Festival Official Line Up Infographic

    2017 BOURBON & BEYOND Festival Official Line Up (PRNewsfoto/BOURBON & BEYOND)

In addition to the many incredible Kentucky bourbon experiences, BOURBON & BEYOND will partner with renowned local chefs and over 20 beloved Louisville restaurants to deliver one-of-a-kind delectable creations. The first round of participating restaurants includes Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, Boss Hog’s BBQ, Doc Crow’s, Gospel Bird, Seviche, The Manhattan Exchange, Whiskey Dry and much more to be announced in the coming months.

Guests will be able to eat, drink, and party at The Big Easy Boil presented by Southern Comfort, Tiki Barrel Bar, Funk & Soul & BBQ. BOURBON & BEYOND will also offer Incredible Feasts, one-of-a-kind communal dining experiences including The Chicks & Champs Gospel Brunch and the exclusive B&B Supper Club featuring Tom Colicchio. Chefs appearing throughout the weekend include Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall, Edward Lee, Chris Cosentino, Amanda Freitag, Jose Salazar, Cosmo Goss & Erling Wu-Bower, Kevin Ashworth, Anthony Lamas, Anthony Falco, and others.

World-class musical performances will further amplify this distinctive festival experience. With two main music stages, festival-goers will enjoy music from the following lineup of artists: Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, Band of Horses, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Paul Rodgers, Amos Lee, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, G. Love & Special Sauce, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Nikki Lane, Shawn James & The Shapeshifters, Fantastic Negrito, Kiefer Sutherland, Dave Cavalier, Bluegrass favorites curated by The Bluegrass Situation, and more.

More announcements, including bourbons, bluegrass, additional chefs, and restaurants will be coming soon.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW at www.BourbonAndBeyond.com.

For our love of bourbon.

For our love of Kentucky.

BOURBON & BEYOND.

Don’t Miss The Signature Tastings At This Year’s Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Food & Wine

The Big Apple’s 8th Annual Gourmet Gathering Returns October 15-18

2014 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Food & Wine Raised $1 Million To Help Fight Hunger

Approximately 55,000 Attended the 7th Annual Festival to Eat. Drink. End Hunger

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Volunteers wait to greet guests at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Volunteers wait to greet guests at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

The eighth annual Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (NYCWFF) returns October 15–18, 2015. With more than 100 events taking place from Wall Street to Harlem, the Festival presents a variety of ways for people to sip, swirl and savor their way through offerings from some of the world’s best chefs and culinary personalities. Tickets are still available to the Festival’s signature tasting events taking place at its culinary campus on Piers 92 & 94 throughout the weekend. Approximately 55,000 passionate gourmands and aficionados helped raise $1 million for the nation’s leading hunger-relief organizations in 2014.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE takes place October 15 - 18, 2015. (PRNewsFoto/Food Network & Cooking Channel..)

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE takes place October 15 – 18, 2015. (PRNewsFoto/Food Network & Cooking Channel..)

Food Network was honored to once again partner with the amazing culinary talent and television personalities who generously gave their time to make the 2014 Festival weekend a success. Eradicating hunger, both here in New York and across the country, is something we know we can always count on our talent and fans to support and we are excited to see what Lee Schrager and his team curate for next year’s Festival,” said Brooke Johnson, President of Food Network & Cooking Channel.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is hosted by and benefits the Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®, with 100% of the Festival’s net proceeds helping fight hunger. Southern Wine & Spirits of New York is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits at the Festival.maxresdefault

The Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on the Food Bank for food and other resources and the organization takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for more than 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. The Food Bank For New York City‘s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $100 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 275,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org.color_jpg1

No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

The 135,000-sq. ft. gourmet centerpiece at Pier 94 will house the GRAND TASTING PRESENTED BY SHOPRITE FEATURING SAMSUNG® CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS PRESENTED BY MASTERCARD taking place on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. New York’s newest and best restaurants and businesses will delight attendees with their dishes, as guests sip on the most notable wines and spirits from the Southern Wine & Spirits of New York portfolio. Everyone’s favorite Food Network and Cooking Channel culinary personalities and more celebrities will take to the Samsung® Culinary Demonstration stages presented by MasterCard to share some of their favorite recipes with fans. The schedule for the weekend includes:

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  Shaw-Ross International Importers pouring wine Chateau D'Esclans at The Lobster Place Presents Oyster Bash sponsored by Negra Modelo hosted by Tyler Florence during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at The Standard, High Line, Biergarten & Garden on October 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Shaw-Ross International Importers pouring wine Chateau D’Esclans at The Lobster Place Presents Oyster Bash sponsored by Negra Modelo hosted by Tyler Florence during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at The Standard, High Line, Biergarten & Garden on October 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  Absolut Vodka on display at CHOPPED! Best Bloody Mary Brunch Perfected By ABSOLUT during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at New York Hilton – Grand Ballroom on October 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Absolut Vodka on display at CHOPPED! Best Bloody Mary Brunch Perfected By ABSOLUT during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at New York Hilton – Grand Ballroom on October 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18:  TV Personality Andrew Zimmern runs a presentation at KitchenAid stage at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF) *** Local Caption *** Andrew Zimmern

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: TV Personality Andrew Zimmern runs a presentation at KitchenAid stage at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF) *** Local Caption *** Andrew Zimmern

Saturday, October 17
Anne Burrell, Giada De Laurentiis, Alex Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Katherine Heigl, Emeril Lagasse, Masaharu Morimoto, Rachael Ray, Marcus Samuelsson, Aarón Sánchez & John Besh, Tiffani Thiessen and Geoffrey Zakarian

Sunday, October 18*
Valerie Bertinelli, Bobby & Jamie Deen, Haylie Duff, Tyler Florence, Duff Goldman, Robert Irvine, Patti LaBelle, Katie Lee, Debi Mazar & Gabriele Corcos, Marc Murphy & Ted Allen, Michael Symon and Andrew Zimmern

*Guests attending the Samsung® Culinary Demonstrations on Sunday, October 18 will have the chance to win one of 12 pairs of tickets being given away to the movie premiere for BURNT on Tuesday, October 20.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19:  Chef Anne Burrell poses with her book "Own Your Own Kitchen" conducts a culinary presentation on KitchenAid stage at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF) *** Local Caption *** Anne Burrell

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: Chef Anne Burrell poses with her book “Own Your Own Kitchen” conducts a culinary presentation on KitchenAid stage at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF) 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19:  Chef Tyler Florence signs copies of his book "Fresh" at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF) *** Local Caption *** Tyler Florence

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: Chef Tyler Florence signs copies of his book “Fresh” at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF) 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19:  Chef Marcus Samuelsson gives a cooking demonstration at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF) *** Local Caption *** Marcus Samuelsson

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: Chef Marcus Samuelsson gives a cooking demonstration at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF) 

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19:  View of the audience at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: View of the audience at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19:  Chefs prepare food at Meatopia X: The Carnivore's Ball Presented By Creekstone Farms Hosted By Michael Symon during New York City Wine & Food Festival at Esurance Rooftop Pier 92 on October 19, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: Chefs prepare food at Meatopia X: The Carnivore’s Ball Presented By Creekstone Farms Hosted By Michael Symon during New York City Wine & Food Festival at Esurance Rooftop Pier 92 on October 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

Its next-door neighbor, Pier 92, will transform during the weekend as the platform for five signature Festival tastings. Beginning on Thursday, October 15, the pier will offer a taste of Italy from more than 30 of the nation’s best trattorias, slice-slingers and meatball shops at GIADA DE LAURENTIIS’ ITALIAN FEAST PRESENTED BY RONZONI SPONSORED BY THE NEW YORK POST. On Friday, October 16 America’s best burger maestros will battle it out to be crowned this year’s Blue Moon People’s Choice Award-winner or Pat LaFrieda’s 2015 NYCWFF Burger Bash® Champion at the iconic BLUE MOON BURGER BASH PRESENTED BY PAT LAFRIEDA MEATS HOSTED BY RACHAEL RAY.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Chefs Aaron Sanchez (L) and John Besh pose at the Johnny Sanchez Dinner hosted by John Besh, Aaron Sanchez and Katy Sparks as a part of the Bank of America Dinner Series during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Tavern On The Green on October 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for NYCWFF) *** Local Caption *** Aaron Sanchez; John Besh

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 16: Chefs Aaron Sanchez (L) and John Besh pose at the Johnny Sanchez Dinner hosted by John Besh, Aaron Sanchez and Katy Sparks as a part of the Bank of America Dinner Series during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Tavern On The Green on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images for NYCWFF) *** Local Caption *** Aaron Sanchez; John Besh

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Dead Rabbit cocktails being served at Cooking Channel Presents Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at The Loeb Boathouse on October 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 16: Dead Rabbit cocktails being served at Cooking Channel Presents Chicken Coupe hosted by Whoopi Goldberg during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at The Loeb Boathouse on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 16: View of the Santa Cristina Wine station at Ronzoni's La Sagra Slices hosted by Bongiovi Brand pasta sauces & Adam Richman presented by Time Out New York during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Esurance Rooftop Pier 92 on October 16, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 16: View of the Santa Cristina Wine station at Ronzoni’s La Sagra Slices hosted by Bongiovi Brand pasta sauces & Adam Richman presented by Time Out New York during the New York City Wine & Food Festival at Esurance Rooftop Pier 92 on October 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

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AARP Foundation Announces A Celebration of Service on September 11

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH

5,000 volunteers will Pack Over One Million Meals on The National Mall For Area’s Struggling Seniors

The AARP Foundation presents the largest meal pack to be held on the National Mall on Friday, September 11th. More than 5,000 volunteers will pack 1.2 million nutritious meals for struggling seniors, first responders as well as veterans. The event, in association with Chase, will take place near the WWII Memorial on the National Mall. The AARP Foundation is a charitable affiliate of the AARP.

AARP Foundation logo (PRNewsFoto/AARP Foundation)

AARP Foundation logo (PRNewsFoto/AARP Foundation)

The District of Columbia has one of the highest rates of seniors living in poverty, with 13.4 percent of all households in the area considered food insecure.**** The 1.2 million meals will be distributed to hungry and food insecure older adults across the D.C. metro area in collaboration with the Capital Area Food Bank. Volunteers are encouraged to participate and join members from the community, government, local universities, non-profits, and members of the armed services to pay tribute to the service commitment that is now such an important part of September 11th.


More than 15,000 seniors in the greater Washington, DC region live in poverty, a terribly persistent and often invisible problem among older adults,” said AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson. “A Celebration of Service, on this day of remembrance, is an opportunity to help uplift the lives of our neighbors by coming together in the spirit of volunteerism to tackle the challenges they face on a daily basis.


Giving back to our national community is a core value across Chase and we are proud to be part of this celebration and continue to work together to raise awareness and make a meaningful impact on such an important issue,” said Richard Quigley, president of Chase’s partner card business. This event dovetails with Chase card services’ efforts to raise money for AARP Foundation‘s hunger programs through cause-marketing campaigns by the AARP Credit Card from Chase program.

Fellow D.C. resident and co-host of ABC’s The Chew, Carla Hall, will also join the celebration on Friday to help pack. “The basic need of putting food on the table is a daily struggle faced by too many older adults across our communities,” said Hall. “I’m honored to participate with AARP Foundation and Chase on this day of service, and work alongside thousands of volunteers who are united in passion to come together to help feed those in need.

The AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people and make resources go further.
To sign up to participate and learn more information visit: www.acelebrationofservice2015.org/
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****Food insecurity is the most broadly-used measure of food deprivation in the United States. The USDA defines food insecurity as meaning “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” Acceptable shorthand terms for food insecurity are “hungry, or at risk of hunger,” and “hungry, or faced the threat of hunger.” Food insecurity can also accurately be described as “a financial juggling act, where sometimes the food ball gets dropped.” Food insecurity is not “the government’s definition of hunger.” It is a broader term that captures outright hunger and the coping mechanisms that households use to avoid hunger.

Food insecurity is a household situation, not an individual situation. While food insecurity affects everyone in a household, it may affect them differently. Therefore it is not correct to state that specific individuals in a food insecure household (such as children) definitely experience outright hunger or specific coping mechanisms. Rather than describing these individuals as being “food insecure”, they should be referred to as “living in a food insecure home.” Food insecurity does not mean that a household lacks access to grocery stores, lives in a “food desert,” or does not have time to shop/cook. It only refers to lack of food access based on financial and other material resources.

Source: The Texas Food Bank Network/www.tfbn.org.