Music at bourbon fest
Sup

Bardstown, KY

#1 Sep 22, 2013
What was up with the bands at the bourbon fest? The same ones play every year and they suck. Other than a couple of drunks no one was dancing. Get some new talent next year!

Since: Aug 13

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#2 Sep 22, 2013
Sup wrote:
What was up with the bands at the bourbon fest? The same ones play every year and they suck. Other than a couple of drunks no one was dancing. Get some new talent next year!
As I understand it the financing for the bands, especially the tired old Ky Head Hunters has come from some Lebanon Ky hillbilly that owns a stave producing outfit. These old grey Lynrd Skinnerd wannabes are pals of this simple minded dumb bubba. The local bourbon fat cats won't contribute a penny to getting any decent music for this part of the "festival." This part of the festival is not for the tuxedoed royalty of the bourbon industry. It's only for the local portion of the great unwashed. But hey! They'll be glad to sell you a T shirt with their brand of bourbon on it. So we should be forever grateful to them.
mess

Bardstown, KY

#3 Sep 22, 2013
That was a damn mess, up at the food court.
oh-oh

Bardstown, KY

#4 Sep 22, 2013
so what time did the Ky headhunters finally take the stage? I thought they were supposed to play at 930...1015 we left couldn't stand the "opening " band for them. The previous bands were much better
Dog Walker

Bardstown, KY

#5 Sep 22, 2013
What a boring plan - take a festival attended by people not only from around here but from all over the US and the world and provide uninspiring music by the same old local/regional bands. The musicians and singers tried hard, but there are a lot better acts touring all over that would be a breath of fresh air!
Bo Bo Chowing

Bardstown, KY

#6 Sep 22, 2013
my ears still hurtz
ScarySpice

Bardstown, KY

#7 Sep 23, 2013
They need different bands. I have been going for several years and am tired of the Kentucky Headhunters. It's not like they've produced any new music in the last decade. They should have given Southern Edge and Moonshine Millionaires, Andrew Newton, etc. more than forty five minutes to an hour to play. Come on Bardstown, let's show them what we've got next year. Also, I hated the beer garden on the front lawn of City Hall. Too dark. You couldn't see anyone. Put it back on the ball field where there is more light.
Well

Bardstown, KY

#8 Sep 23, 2013
The gala must have had the best music. They had the Louisville crashers. They were great! Everyone there had fun.
Barrel Heads

United States

#9 Sep 24, 2013
In the early years of the Bourbon Fest, they allowed an enormously diverse line-up of great music. Reggae, blues, rock, a single country band per day and Sat night ended with a very large rhythm and classic soul, pop review. The bands included non-white people that performed an amazing 90 minute show of great songs, professionally presented with taste and talent. People off all races came in great numbers and many danced, joyously!
Having said that, for some reason, the corn liquor industry, after successfully raising bourbon to a status and popularity equal to other hard beverages, decided it was much better to show visitors a good old fashion, drunken hoedown! Four Roses signed the Headhunters to a multi decade contract to insure against any diversity of musical styles or opinions. If you want see a black person sing at the festival, your gonna have to drop a couple of hundred bucks and go to the Gala. Marketing GENIUS...
People would never have associated whiskey with drunken rednecks without the annualized reminder that the KBF provides. No black people over 21 were to be found. My father retired from Jim Beam but I think even he would've scratched his head over the choices being made by the powers that be to stereotype Bardstown.

Since: Aug 13

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#10 Sep 24, 2013
Barrel Heads wrote:
In the early years of the Bourbon Fest, they allowed an enormously diverse line-up of great music. Reggae, blues, rock, a single country band per day and Sat night ended with a very large rhythm and classic soul, pop review. The bands included non-white people that performed an amazing 90 minute show of great songs, professionally presented with taste and talent. People off all races came in great numbers and many danced, joyously!
Having said that, for some reason, the corn liquor industry, after successfully raising bourbon to a status and popularity equal to other hard beverages, decided it was much better to show visitors a good old fashion, drunken hoedown! Four Roses signed the Headhunters to a multi decade contract to insure against any diversity of musical styles or opinions. If you want see a black person sing at the festival, your gonna have to drop a couple of hundred bucks and go to the Gala. Marketing GENIUS...
People would never have associated whiskey with drunken rednecks without the annualized reminder that the KBF provides. No black people over 21 were to be found. My father retired from Jim Beam but I think even he would've scratched his head over the choices being made by the powers that be to stereotype Bardstown.
Personally, I don't care what color the band is as long as it isn't pounding out filthy rap crap and it isn't the Headhunters. Perhaps they could pull the BMG hoodie monkeys out of jail long enough to do a good old fashioned chain gang song. They could even put it on Facebook!
ScarySpice

Bardstown, KY

#11 Sep 24, 2013
Barrel Heads wrote:
In the early years of the Bourbon Fest, they allowed an enormously diverse line-up of great music. Reggae, blues, rock, a single country band per day and Sat night ended with a very large rhythm and classic soul, pop review. The bands included non-white people that performed an amazing 90 minute show of great songs, professionally presented with taste and talent. People off all races came in great numbers and many danced, joyously!
Having said that, for some reason, the corn liquor industry, after successfully raising bourbon to a status and popularity equal to other hard beverages, decided it was much better to show visitors a good old fashion, drunken hoedown! Four Roses signed the Headhunters to a multi decade contract to insure against any diversity of musical styles or opinions. If you want see a black person sing at the festival, your gonna have to drop a couple of hundred bucks and go to the Gala. Marketing GENIUS...
People would never have associated whiskey with drunken rednecks without the annualized reminder that the KBF provides. No black people over 21 were to be found. My father retired from Jim Beam but I think even he would've scratched his head over the choices being made by the powers that be to stereotype Bardstown.
Sorry I would have to disagree with your statement "No black people over 21 were to be found." There were several people of black color over 21 at the beer garden. But I would agree that the music sucked which is why most of the people ended up at Talbott Tavern, Xavier's Pub or Mammy's kitchen before 10:00 p.m.

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