Bourbon and Botanicals- Hot Coffee Breakdown w/ Contra Dance

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Bourbon and Botanicals- Hot Coffee Breakdown w/ Contra Dance

07/25/2019 @ 06:30 pm - 07/25/2019 @ 08:00 pm | Recurring Event (See all)

25 Jul 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Late night Thursdays are back and better than ever. Join us for the inaugural Bourbon and Botanicals music series, sponsored by Kentucky Artisan Distillery the Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Thursday nights from May 9th – July 25th (excluding July 4th). Bring your friends and family out to explore our beautiful botanical gardens, enjoy tastings of delicious bourbon from our next door neighbors Kentucky Artisan Distillery or purchase a selection of brews, wine, and snacks while enjoying live music from great local bands. We will have an informal plant walk at 5:30 p.m. each evening, with music starting at 6:30 p.m. The concert series is free to our members and included in general admission for non-members. Seating is limited so please bring a chair or blanket. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. This is a rain or shine event.

Hot Coffee Breakdown is sure to get your feet moving with traditional New England and old-time tunes, as well as hot originals, fused with a rhythmic drive originating in Cajun, swing and Latin music. They have played for contra dancers as far as New York and Washington, DC. Tom Cunningham on fiddle, Kate Sanders on keyboard, and Luis deLeon on percussion. Caller Chet Gray cut his teeth in the traditional square revival, and has been leading square, contra, and other folk dances since 2013. Noted for an energy and confidence which he conveys to dancers, his repertoire of dances is sure to enliven folks of all stripes.
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Bourbon and Botanicals LINE UP
May 9th – Joan Shelley
May 16th – Mama Said String Band
May 23rd – Corey Brumback Band
May 30th – Flamenco Louisville
June 6th – Two for the Show
June 13th – Charity Radcliffe
June 20th – Billy Goat Strut Revue
June 27th – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
July 4th – We’re closed for Independence Day – no late night Thursday
July 11th – The Local Honeys
July 18th – Hot Brown Smackdown
July 25th – Hot Coffee Breakdown featuring Contra Dance calling by Chet Gray
Thank you to our Bourbon & Botanicals Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor:
Kentucky Artisan Distillery the Home of Jefferson’s Bourbon
Supporting Sponsor:
Sally and Thorne Vail and their children Liz and Shep.