THE MUSIC IS HOT. THE FOOD IS SMOKIN’. THE LOCATION IS HISTORIC.
Only the Four Roses Bourbon Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival allows you to get lost in a soul-satisfying haze of New Orleans and Memphis-style blues, and pit barbecue smoke. Add our exclusive brews tasting area where you can sample craft beers, and it’s easy to see why people mark their calendars for this legendary festival at Louisville Water Tower Park year after year.
*Band lineup is subject to change.
All online ticket sales end June 19, 2019.
After June 19, tickets will be available, each day of the festival, at the gate for $16 per person.
Kids 10 and under are free.
June 21, 2019 from 5pm – 11pm
June 22, 2019 from 4pm – 11pm
Note: Times are to be determined and subject to change
To maintain a safe and fun festival, the following items are prohibited from the event:
Weapons / firearms
Backpacks / duffle bags
Drugs / drug paraphernalia
Outside food / drink
Pets (service animals are an exception)
Scooters / skateboards / motorized vehicles
Vending / soliciting (unless previously approved by event promoter)
Note: All prohibited items are subject to confiscation by event promoter and/or staff
Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome!
Digital cameras and cell phones are encouraged… snap some photos and upload to social media using #BluesBrewsBBQ
There will be FREE on-site parking. Handicapped parking will also be available.
The event is held weather permitting. If inclement weather is imminent, the promoter will determine proper steps (e.g., cancellation or delay) for safety of all patrons, vendors and staff. Please check our Facebook page for the most current weather-related information.
*For the safety of our patrons, vendors, and staff, we are required by law to evacuate the premises if lightning strikes in the area during the time of the event until it has been declared safe to resume the festival as scheduled.
Credit cards are accepted and on-site ATMs are available.
You may also purchase one and two day passes with a credit card online, prior to the event.
There will be a lost and found. Please contact event staff to locate any lost items.
Camping will not be allowed at the event. Hotels and camp grounds are located nearby.
Re-entry is generally not allowed (please see event staff for exceptions).
While the Four Roses Bourbon Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is family friendly and an all-ages event, no one under the age of 18 can attend without a parent or guardian who is age 21 or over.
Each general admission ticket grants entry into the event grounds and access to the live music. Food, drink, kids entertainment and tasting experiences are available for an additional nominal fee.
The Backyard BBQ competition presented by Kroger will be held on Saturday, June 22nd, before the festival begins. On Friday night, 15 teams will set up and prepare for the competition. Then Saturday morning the teams will fire up their smokers in the hopes of winning. Beginning at 1:30pm Saturday, judges will determine the winners of 4 different categories, brisket, pork, ribs, and chicken.
For a short time after the gates open at 4pm, patrons will be able to taste the teams’ Boston Butt, donated by Kroger. Patrons can then vote which is best and after The Revelators, at around 5:30, the People’s Choice award will be announced.
THE EVENT PROMOTER (BISIG IMPACT GROUP), EVENT STAFF, LOUISVILLE WATER COMPANY, CITY OF LOUISVILLE, SPONSORS, OR CONTRACTED VENDORS ARE NOT HELD LIABLE FOR INJURY, LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE, INCLEMENT WEATHER OR NATURAL DISASTERS ON EVENT PREMISES.