- May 17, 2018
Celebrating our 2nd Annual Commonwealth Bash
Matt Preston shares and invites you to attend our celebration for the Commonwealth of Kentucky's birthday, also supporting the Lexington History Museum.
[Image: 2nd Annual Commonwealth Bash is on Saturday, June 2nd at 6:30 p.m.]
Can you believe it? The Commonwealth of Kentucky is turning 226! And we at the Lexington Bourbon Society are excited to host our 2nd Annual Commonwealth Bash for the birthday celebration.
So, why are we celebrating?
On June 1, 1792, Kentucky was admitted to the Union as the nation's fifteenth state. And in 2017, 225 years later, we came together for this historical milestone in true Kentucky fashion. Our plan was to continue the charge of promoting the historical aspect of Lexington and Kentucky.
So what was the result?
LBS created an annual event, the Commonwealth Bash, to raise funds for the Lexington History Museum. This fundraiser began to assist the museum's needs, while bringing folks together for great entertainment, food and of course, bourbon.
Today, the museum continues working hard on a capital campaign to get moved into their new permanent home. They plan to move into the third floor of the Downtown Arts Center, off Lexington's Main Street, as soon as possible.
Continuing the celebration for this year's bash, we will see local restaurants pairing a small plate with a signature cocktail from one of six distilleries, live local music, local art, barrel demonstrations, workshops, bourbon decor, bourbon tastings, an exhibit from the museum, and much more.
If you missed out on last year's celebration, I highly encourage you to come to this year's Commonwealth Bash. Tickets are on sale and provide funds for the museum. It is not often we get to come together and celebrate a birthday like Kentucky's. It should be a great time filled with heritage, delicious food, and bourbon!
See our Calendar Event for More Details
Event has already occurred. We hope to see you next year!
An additional thanks to our 2018 Sponsors. Lexington Bourbon Society appreciates your help in this celebration of our commonwealth's birthday!
2018 Commonwealth Bash Sponsors
Barrel House Distilling Co.
Bourbon Barrel Guitar Company
Bourbon n’ Toulouse
Coles 735 Main
Four Roses Bourbon
Independent Stave Company
It’s Bourbon Night
J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar
Jake’s Cigar Bar & Lounge
Limestone Branch Distillery
Ruth Hunt Candies
Wine + Market
ABOUT THE AUTHORMatt Preston is the Lexington Bourbon Society president and advocate. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.