The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council announces its annual fundraising event, Bourbon, BBQ & Bluegrass, to be held at the Litchfield Distillery. All proceeds from this event are donated to the NWCT Arts Council. Patrons are invited to enjoy a bourbon tasting and tour of the Litchfield Distillery, live bluegrass music by the Zolla Boys, barbecue specialties from the Warren General Store, and participate in an auction drawing of local prizes.
“We are super excited to host this fundraiser and partner with one of my favorite distilleries! As we go into a spring of change, we are refocusing our goals and developing a new strategic plan for the organization. Community fundraisers like Bourbon, BBQ and Bluegrass are a great way for our friends and neighbors to come together and support our growth,” says Rufus de Rham, Executive Director of the NWCT Arts Council.
Litchfield Distillery’s Batchers’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey — Cask Strength and Batchers’ Straight Bourbon Whiskey won Double Gold and Gold Medals respectively in The Fifty Best’s “Best Bourbon Whiskey” awards for 2019.
The Zolla Boys are a family bluegrass band from Torrington, Connecticut. The band consists of brothers Sam and Ben on mandolin and guitar, and their father Larry playing bass. The Zolla Boys have played major bluegrass festivals and many different local venues as well, including Infinity Hall, Jenny Brook, Grey Fox, Podunk and Blistered Fingers.
John Favreau, Board Treasurer of the NWCT Arts Council and owner of the Warren General Store, revitalized and reopened his store earlier this year. John states, “Warren General is please to support the NWCT Arts Council and all they do for promoting arts and culture in our region. Just as my little store is a gathering point for good food, fun and community in Warren, we aspire to the warmth, heart and good works that the Council does throughout the region.”
Some auction prizes drawn at this event include:
Bourbon basket from the Litchfield Distillery
Voucher for a show at the Warner Theatre
One Sleep Shirt from The Sleep Shirt
Gift certificate for Bantam Bread
Two full weekend passes to Black Bear Americana Music Fest
Tickets to a Boondock’s Film Society event
$50 voucher for Pursue the Clues
Family 4-pack of tickets for KidsPlay
Gift certificate for Hickory Stick Bookshop
Local artwork, and much more
Friday, May 3, 7 pm
Tickets: $75 per person
The Litchfield Distillery
569 Bantam Road