Bourbon & Bowties™

The 14th Bourbon & Bowties™, benefiting Norton Children’s Hospital, is presented by Northwestern Mutual.

Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres from Louisville’s top chefs and an auction to raise funds for Norton Children’s Hospital through the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The community has contributed more than $2.8 million over the years, benefiting nearly 215,000 children annually from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Thank you for your generosity.

Thursday, June 6, 2024
6:30 to 10 p.m.
Fleur de Lis Farm
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road
Prospect, Kentucky

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2024 tickets go on sale Thursday, March 21, at 9 a.m.

To be added to the 2024 mailing list, click on the button below.

View our past and present Bourbon & Bowties honorees.

2024 honoree

Annalise Aguirre

Annalise was born to Joanna and Oscar Aguirre at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 2018. As she was getting ready to be discharged, her nurse, Victoria, noticed that her heartbeat sounded irregular. Christopher L. Johnsrude, M.D., of Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, was called. After monitoring her heart, Dr. Johnsrude diagnosed Annalise with long QT syndrome. The next day, she was transferred to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where she received a pacemaker. On July 5, 2021, Annalise had a sudden cardiac arrest at home. Her dad successfully resuscitated her after performing CPR and using a defibrillator they had in their home. She is now thriving and turned 5 in November. Annalise and her family live in Radcliff, Kentucky. The Norton Children’s Heart Institute team conferenced with the fire chief in their county to ensure they are ready if Annalise ever has another emergency. Annalise and her family are grateful for Norton Children’s Hospital and Norton Children’s Heart Institute.

In 2024, Bourbon & Bowties will honor 5-year-old Annalise Aguirre, who receives care for her heart at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine.

The inaugural Bourbon & Bowties event was established in memory of Charles W. Gant, a loving and energetic 8-year-old boy who passed away from viral encephalitis on June 3, 2009. Since then, Bourbon & Bowties has honored Laurel E. DortchMaxwell W. JohnsonOwen F. McMastersAnna-Maria BeckClara and Wilson McGarvey, Tanner Demling, Mason ChristensenMya White , Hazel Leggett, Johnathan Young and James Logan Vaughn. The event also will continue to honor and remember former head chef and host Dean Corbett.

An exclusive Vineyard Vines bow tie and tie, and an exclusive bangle from jewelry company Bourbon and Boweties have been designed in honor of Annalise and are available for purchase at Cartwheels Paper & Gifts, The Fashion Post, The Prickly Pear, Something Blue and Taylor Lee Comfort.

Tickets will go on sale March 21, 2024, at 9 a.m. To add your name to the invitation list, contact the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation at or (502) 420-4299. Provide your email address and cellphone number to receive email and text reminders for ticket sales.

Raffle to win tickets to 2024 Bourbon & Bowties

Purchase your chance to win four Bourbon & Bowties General Admission Tickets to the 2024 Bourbon & Bowties event with one parking pass for the event’s on-site parking on Thursday, June 6, 2024. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, March 19 at 10 a.m. at the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation Office. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 100 will be sold. Charitable gaming license # ORG: 0000851.

Restaurant raffle: Win $2,600 worth of dining certificates

Purchase your chance to win $2,600 worth of dining out to these 26 Bourbon & Bowties restaurants: Bar Vetti, Biscuit Belly, Bourbons Bistro, Brasserie Provence, Brooklyn and the Butcher, CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar, Con Huevos, Drake’s, The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen and Bar, Fork & Barrel, Four Pegs, Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, LouVino, The Manhattan Project, Martini Italian Bistro, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Mesh, Morning Fork, Osteria Italian Seafood, Penny & Pearl’s Bakeshop, The Red Yeti, River House, Proof on Main, Tea Station Asian Bistro, Volare Italian Ristorante and Waldo’s Chicken & Beer. Raffle tickets are $25 each and only 1,000 will be sold. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m. at Bourbon & Bowties. Charitable gaming license # ORG: 0000851. 

Make a Donation

Please consider a gift in honor of all of our honorees over the years. Your gift will be recognized during the Pledge Moment at the Bourbon & Bowties event.

Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation

4965 U.S. Highway 42, Suite 1000
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 420-4299

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