Bourbon & Bowties™

The 13th 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 the Norton Children’s Hospital through the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The community has contributed more than $2.6 million over the years, benefiting nearly 215,000 children annually from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Thank you for your generosity.

Thursday, June 1, 2023
6:30 to 10 p.m.
Fleur de Lis Farm
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road
Prospect, Kentucky

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2023 Tickets on sale Thursday, March 23, at 9 a.m.

To be added to the 2023 mailing list, click on the button below.

Presented by

Northwestern Mutual

View our past and present Bourbon & Bowties honorees.

2023 honoree

James Logan Vaughn

In 2023, Bourbon & Bowties will honor 15-year-old James Logan Vaughn, who receives care at Norton Children’s for autism spectrum disorder.

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 Dortch, Maxwell W. Johnson, Owen McMasters, Anna-Maria Beck, Clara and Wilson McGarvey, Tanner Demling, Mason Christensen, Mya White and Hazel Leggett and Johnathan Young. 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 made by Bourbon and Boweties jewelry design company have been designed in honor of James and are available for purchase at Cartwheels Papers & Gifts, The Fashion Post and The Prickly Pear.

Tickets will go on sale March 23, 2023, at 9 a.m. To add your name to the invitation list, email the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation at or call (502) 420-4299.

Raffle to win tickets to 2023 Bourbon & Bowties

Purchase your chance to win four general admission tickets to the 2023 Bourbon & Bowties event Tuesday, June 1, 2023, which includes one parking pass for the event’s on-site parking. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 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

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, Drake’s, The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen and Bar, Fork & Barrel, Four Pegs, Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, LouVino, Martini Italian Bistro, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Red Yeti, Mesh, Morning Fork, Napa River Grill, Penny & Pearl’s Bakeshop, River House, Proof on Main, Taco Luchador, Tea Station Asian Bistro, The Manhattan Project, 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 1, 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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Thank you to our 2023 sponsors! Please see a full list here.

Thank you to our 2023 chefs! Please see a full list here.