The 11th annual 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 Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The community has contributed more than $2 million over the years, benefiting nearly 185,000 children annually from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Thank you for your generosity.

Aug. 26, 2021
6:30 to 10 p.m.

Fleur de Lis Farm
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road
Prospect, Kentucky

Get driving directions

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In 2021, Bourbon & Bowties will honor Hazel, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis before she was born. During the first year of Hazel’s life, she had more than 50 doctor visits with Norton Children’s Medical Associates and Norton Children’s Hospital. She has been hospitalized multiple times for lung exacerbations, and lung and viral infections. She has had surgery to remove mucus from her lungs that makes breathing difficult.

Hazel endures hours of vest treatments that violently shake the thick, sticky mucus off her lungs as she inhales multiple nebulized medications. She takes dozens of pills to help her avoid lung infections and maintain her health for as long as she can.

The reality for Hazel, and for other children in the area coping with cystic fibrosis, is that she will have many visits to Norton Children’s Hospital. Each day, Hazel lives life over cystic fibrosis and is an undeniably resilient, smart, fearless and sassy toddler. Hazel and her family are grateful for the care team and resources of Norton Children’s Hospital.

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 and Mya White. 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 Bourbon and Boweties bangle have been designed in honor of Hazel.

Tickets for the 2021 Bourbon & Bowties event are sold out. To be added to the 2022 Bourbon & Bowties mailing list, send your name, mailing address and email address to

Tickets for the 2021 Bourbon & Bowties event are sold out

To be added to the 2022 Bourbon & Bowties mailing list, please send your name, mailing address and email address to

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Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win $100 gift certificates to these 26 participating Bourbon & Bowties restaurants.
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Please consider  in honor of all of our honorees over the years. Your gift will be recognized during the Pledge Moment at the Bourbon & Bowties event.

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The Walnut Grove Style “Charles” bow tie was created to honor Charles’ life.

This bow tie, handcrafted in Kentucky of oak and paired with blue and white seersucker fabric, reminds us to live life the way Charles did — with love, energy and a passion for nature. Over 10% of the net proceeds from the “Charles” bow tie will be donated to Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation, which supports the mission and vision of Norton Children’s Hospital.

Visit to see the “Charles” bow tie and the complete collection. Walnut Grove Style is honored to play a small role in honoring Charles’ life and the incredible caregivers at Norton Children’s Hospital.

2021 Participating Chefs

Michael Bowe, Red Yeti

Morgan Bryant, Drake’s Food Truck

Seth Butkus, Napa River Grill

Hayley Charron, Mesh

Michelle Childers, Napa River Grill

Hannah Copeland, Mercato Italiano

Jeff Dailey, Matt Winn’s Steakhouse

David Danielson, Matt Winn’s Steakhouse

Madeleine Dee, Fond

Scott Dickenson, 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks

Darnell Ferguson, SuperChefs and Drippin’ Crab

Agostino Gabriele, Vincenzo’s

James Gerhardt, The Pendennis Club

Patrick Gosden, Brasserie Provence

Dub Heare, Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ

Emily Heyde, Morning Fork

Geoffrey K. Heyde, Fork & Barrel and Morning Fork

Allen M. Hubbard Sr., Martini Italian Bistro

Jesse Johnson, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Jason Jones, CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar

Alvin Lin, The Joy Luck

Peng S. Looi

Joseph Madzia-Trinidad, The Grady Hotel

Travis Markey, Drake’s Food Truck

Abigail Mattingly of Bae’s Bakery

Andrew McCabe, Bar Vetti

Hannah McCain, Biscuit Belly

Jereme McFarland, Bourbons Bistro

Dallas McGarity, The Fat Lamb Modern Kitchen & Bar

Joshua Moore, Volare Italian Ristorante

Peter Pagano, Mercato Italiano

Randy Pasch, Manna Inc.

Jonathan Pauly, The Village Anchor

Jarrod Prince, Copper Kitchen and Prince BBQ Co.

Ming Hsuan Pu, Brooklyn and the Butcher

Anthony Quiram, Morrison Healthcare

Kevin Rice, Lake Forest Country Club

Tavis Rockwell, LouVino and Biscuit Belly

Allan Rosenberg, Thoroughbred Society

Paul Sant, The Seelbach Hilton

Jeff Sell, Pop’s Roadside Diner

Jackson Skelton, LouVino

Daniel Stage, Louisville Country Club

Matt Staggs, Kaelin’s

Michael Strickland, Mussel & Burger Bar

Nick Sullivan, 1894 Lodge

Nichelle Thurston, Seafood Lady

John Varanese, Varanese, River House, Levee and Savor

Graham Weber, McKinley’s Café

Henry Wesley III, 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

Chris Williams, Four Pegs

Shelley Yoder, Sweet Surrender Dessert Café

Put on your bow tie or best dress, bring your appetite and join us for the 2021 Bourbon & Bowties!

Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation
234 E. Gray St., Suite 450
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 629-8060

For ways to help, visit

Parking and Directions

Parking for the event will be available at Norton Medical Plaza II – Brownsboro, 9880 Angies Way, on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus. Norton Medical Plaza II – Brownsboro is across from Norton Children’s Medical Center and next to Cabela’s. Shuttles, provided by Mercedes-Benz of Louisville, will take you on a quick ride to Fleur de Lis Farm. No general admission parking will be available at Fleur de Lis Farm. The shuttles will run continuously throughout the evening.

Valet parking will be available for our Chefs’ Experience and Sponsor guests at Fleur de Lis Farm only with the parking permit that was sent to these guests. Fleur de Lis Farm is located at 8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road. See map and directions below. Follow the valet parking signage and be sure to display your parking permit on your dashboard.

Directions to Wolf Pen Branch Road

From I-71/I-265 South

Merge onto I-265 South (Gene Snyder Freeway).
Take exit 34 (Kentucky 22/Brownsboro Road/Crestwood). Turn left onto Brownsboro Road.
Turn left on Chamberlain Lane.
Turn left on Wolf Pen Branch Road (third exit on the roundabout).
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road will be on the left.

Via I-265 North

Take exit 34 (Kentucky 22/Brownsboro Road/Crestwood). Turn right onto Brownsboro Road.
Turn left on Chamberlain Lane.
Turn left on Wolf Pen Branch Road. (third exit on the roundabout).
8316 Wolf Pen Branch Road will be on the left.

2021 Support provided by

Leighton-Oare Foundation

The Gettelfinger Family

Dr. & Mrs. Owen K. Hitt

Greg & Lissa Plucinsk

Special thanks to

Anytime Waste Systems

Aqua Lock


Cartwheels Paper & Gifts

Chris Joyce Photography

Coldwell Banker McMahan Co. – Neca Hudgins

The Fashion Post

Hive & Barrel Meadery

Kentucky Straight Ice

Magnolia Woodwork

Masterson’s Catering

Mercedes-Benz of Louisville

Nanz & Kraft

Outfront Media Inc.

The Prickly Pear Boutique

The Rental Depot

Saf-Ti-Co Inc.

Something Blue

Sophisticated Living


Today’s Woman

United Development Group LLC

Universal Linen

USA Image

Wehr Constructors



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