Owensboro has become known worldwide for its ability to reinforce the Kentucky traditions of bourbon, bluegrass and barbecue. Due to a recent partnership between the Frazier History Museum in Louisville and Independence Bank, the sounds and flavors of Owensboro will be traveling to the northeast.
A Taste of Owensboro celebration featuring the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, O.Z. Tyler Distillery and Ole South Barbeque, and sponsored by Independence Bank, will take place Thursday, April 18 from 6-9 p.m.
The event promises to offer some of the best Bluegrass music in the Commonwealth, outstanding Kentucky Bourbon and mouthwatering barbecue, burgoo and mutton.
Bridget Reid, marketing director for Independence Bank said, although the bank was approached by Frazier Museum to serve as a sponsor, Louisville is a new market to the bank who is in 12 different markets throughout the state.
“The Frazier Museum has become the starting point of the bourbon trail,” Reid said. “They really highlight the history of how it got started.”
Reid said Independence Bank is excited that people attending in Louisville get to experience all of the great things that everyone loves about Owensboro in the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, O.Z. Tyler Distillery and Ole South Barbeque.
“When an opportunity came about to bring Owensboro to Louisville, we realized we had a great opportunity to highlight individuals while strengthening our brand and supporting those communities,” Reid said. “The other great aspect to this is Louisville is not very far, and with Owensboro becoming more of a destination, it is a great opportunity to get people to visit our city and opens up exposure and opportunities for our hotels and downtown.”
The event sponsor will also be partnering with the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) in Owensboro in the hopes of organizing a group from Owensboro that can attend the event.
General admission includes a signature cocktail and Bourbon tasting, a taste of Ole South BBQ’s best, and all the bluegrass music you can possibly consume within a 3-hour period. General Admission tickets are $25 and Frazier Museum Members are $20.
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