Bourbon and Botanicals – Joan Shelley

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Bourbon and Botanicals – Joan Shelley

05/09/2019 @ 06:30 pm - 05/09/2019 @ 08:00 pm | Recurring Event (See all)

09 May 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.

Joan Shelley Acclaimed Louisville-based folk singer/songwriter Joan Shelley will be opening our Bourbon and Botanicals summer concert series. Accompanying Joan will be excellent guitarist, Nathan Salsburg. Joan Shelley’s warm and melodious voice, drawing from both old-time country and ’60s folk, sings out simple songs that express complex emotion and addresses difficult question about life, love, lust, and existence itself. Her music expresses these classic ideas brilliantly anew.

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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.