Bourbon Bash

KMAC_BB_Logo_ForWeb1An event that celebrates Kentucky’s native spirit, Bourbon Bash will be held at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft on October 1. Proceeds from the evening benefit the museum’s programs and exhibitions for the coming year, and here to provide some more information on the event is KMAC Communications Manager Emily Miles.

What is Bourbon Bash?
Bourbon Bash is Louisville’s original bourbon-themed event. What began as Bourbon Ball nearly 35 years ago is now a fun and engaging evening held to celebrate art and bourbon in the newly renovated KMAC Museum. This year, the event is Saturday, October 1 from 8 p.m. to midnight at 715 W. Main St. Tickets are $100 per person.

What can guest expect at the event?
Come early or come late! Guests can expect tastings featuring 12 of Kentucky’s finest bourbons and unique culinary pairings by Bobby Benjamin of Butchertown Grocery on the second floor as well as – for the first time ever – a very special Bourbon University tasting experience and game area on the third floor. Throughout the evening, Bourbon Bash guests will interact with notable guest artists and one-time art experiences while enjoying live music and DJ sets!

Why is the event important for KMAC?
Bourbon Bash is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our donors and provide the chance for donors and community members to interact with artists from Louisville and around the country. Perhaps most importantly, all proceeds from Bourbon Bash 2016 support museum exhibitions and outreach for the coming year.

How has the event grown over the years?
After beginning as the original bourbon event in Louisville, Bourbon Bash has transformed to fit the new face of KMAC Museum. The Bash now appeals to a much broader audience and provides greater access to the museum space in a new, exciting way. This year, we are expecting 400 guests to fill all three public floors of the museum!

How do you hope the event changes in years to come?
It is always a pleasure to welcome visiting artists and new artworks into the space for one night only. In years to come, we hope to see even more interaction with artists and the Louisville public. And of course, new and exciting bourbon brands alongside our Kentucky favorites!

Is it too late to get tickets?
Not at all – but tickets are limited! Only $100 per person, with $80 tax deductible. Visit to purchase. VT