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  The third annual CONNECT at Bernheim is back, and this year Bernheim is expecting a record crowd for the fun and funky event.


CONNECT at Bernheim

Saturday, August 27

6:21 p.m. – 10:21 p.m.

$5 per person suggested donation

Free Bourbon Tasting at Jim Beam from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., with country music band Edgewood


The first year 5,000 people experienced Bernheim’s collision of art, music, science and nature. 

CONNECT, which takes place all around Bernheim’s Lake Nevin at night (beginning two hours before sunset, and ending two hours after sunset) has food, beer, eclectic music and creativity. 

CONNECT is an event created by the community, with various “happenings”.  It will be totally deconstructed afterwards so that the land is returned to its natural state, leaving no trace of the event.

 This year, the price of admission – a suggested donation of $5.00 per person – includes six bands on two stages and a FREE bourbon tasting at Jim Beam.


Lake Nevin Stage

The Phantom Family Halo, 6:15 – 7:15pm; Cheyenne Marie Mize, 8:00 – 9:00 pm; Jason Ajemian and The High Life, 9:15 – 10:30pm.


Garden Pavilion Stage

Elephant Micah, 7:00 – 8:00pm, Joe Manning, 8:30 – 9:30pm; Fielded, 9:45 – 10:30pm.           


The bands are an eclectic mix of experimental, indie, folk and more.  While mostly based in New York, all bands have a connection with the Louisville area and all have a loyal, local fan base. 

Both The Phantom Family Halo and Cheyenne Marie Mize have recorded with Louisville cult hero Bonnie “Prince” Billy.  Mize and Elephant Micah have been featured on National Public Radio.  

The sound of Fielded is described on its Facebook page as “’swimming through the woods’ music”.

 Besides the music, other experiences at CONNECT include kinetic ice sculptures, multi-media performances, a jeeter music show, solar bugs and solar balloons with the Louisville Science Center, visual art, sound art, and the entire audience will be a part of a real-time photo documentary.

The Louisville Astronomy Club will also be on hand showing off the moon and stars.

 Bernheim encourages people to visit Jim Beam earlier in the evening for a free tasting of new and tried and true bourbons. 

Fred Noe, Beam’s seventh generation Master Distiller, will be signing the book American Still Life: History and Heritage of Jim Beam Distillery. The country band Edgewood, a great local favorite, will be playing at Jim Beam during the tasting.

Bernheim is only 20 minutes from the Louisville airport at exit 112 on I-65.  Turn east on HWY 245 and the entrance is one mile on the right.

 CONNECT at Bernheim is sponsored by Wilson and Muir Bank.  The music sponsor is Jim Beam.  Other supporters include:  Bluegrass Pallett, Kentucky Ale, louisville.com and Louisville Magazine, Salt River Electric, Sara Lee and WFPK 91.9FM Radio Louisville.

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is at Exit #112 off Highway I-65 South. only 20 minutes from Louisville airport.

CONNECT at Bernheim is all around Lake Nevin (follow signage from main entrance; event entrance is at the Sunset Amphitheatre)

For more information call 955-8512 or visit www.berheim.org.