‘Bluegrass, Bourbon, and Bites’ pairs local BBQ and cocktails with interactive music experiences

January 23, 2023 | 12:09 am

Updated January 22, 2023 | 3:35 pm

A new event series dubbed "Bluegrass, Bourbon, and Bites" is launching next month at Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. | Graphic by Owensboro Times

A new event series dubbed “Bluegrass, Bourbon, and Bites” is launching next month at Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, offering several interactive experiences — from playing instruments and live music to mixology classes — plus food from local barbecue establishments paired with bourbon. 

The event, co-hosted by the Hall of Fame and Green River Distilling Company, premieres February 24 and runs from 6 to 9 p.m.

The mixology class will be presented by Green River, allowing attendees to learn about the spirit, tools, and techniques for crafting specialty bourbon cocktails. Guests can take their cocktail with them as they wander from exhibit to exhibit. 

Entertainment will be provided by Kentucky Shine, an emerging band in the area.

“Kentucky Shine brings new and innovative music to the bluegrass family while maintaining the traditional lonesome harmonies and characteristics unique to the bluegrass sound,” said Hall of Fame Marketing Director Hannah Koller.

She added that renowned clogging performer and instructor Barry Lanham would lead square dancing sessions. 

“Bring your partner and get ready to do-si-dos the night away,” she said. “We will also have the Pickin’ Parlor available for you to try your hand at various bluegrass instruments, with instructors present for beginners.”

A cash bar will be available for visitors to purchase drinks and cocktails, and Green River will offer several tasting opportunities in the museum. 

Tickets to the event are $80 per person and include one specialty bourbon cocktail, tastings, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and access to all of the museum’s experiences. Entry to the event is restricted to patrons over 21 years of age.

January 23, 2023 | 12:09 am

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