Bourbon, bowties, and fashion? Bringing all this and more together, at one of the biggest events of the year, read on for more about the "Bourbon & Bowtie Bash" by JDRF Southwest Ohio!
Cincy Chic: Tell us about this year’s Bourbon & Bowtie Bash!
Melissa Newman, Executive Director at JDRF Southwest Ohio: The Bourbon & Bowtie Bash is Cincinnati’s hottest party, put on by JDRF Southwest Ohio’s Emerging Leaders Council, and it’s a night of pure fun benefiting a great cause, JDRF Southwest Ohio. The event features bourbon and cocktail samplings, tastings from the area’s coolest restaurants, tunes by DJ E-trayn, fashion show and pop-up boutiques, celebrity bartenders and best bar competition, silent and live bowtie auctions, and much more.
Cincy Chic: When and where is the event taking place?
Newman: The event will be Friday, November 10 starting at 6:30 pm. Because of the popularity of the event, we’ve moved it this year to the Duke Energy Convention Center.
Cincy Chic: What’s new at this year’s event?
Newman: This year at the Bourbon & Bowtie Bash, we are excited to have several boutiques available for guests to check out the night of the event. You can purchase accessories from Kendra Scott, our exclusive Fashion Show Accessory partner, where 20% of the proceeds to go JDRF. Or you can buy a scarf or clothing item from another booth during the early hours of the event to also support JDRF. In addition to the fashion show and pop-up boutiques we’ve partnered up with Cincy Chic on, we’re also adding Best Bar and Best Restaurant contests to allow our guests to vote on their favorites. We are also adding a new VIP area, with an elevated bar and lounge.
Cincy Chic: Are tickets sold out?
Newman: They are! However, sponsorships are still available for the event and can be purchased online at www.jdrfbourbon.org. Sponsorships are $750 and include VIP perks!
Cincy Chic: What are you most excited about when it comes to this year’s Bourbon & Bowties Bash?
Newman: I’m looking forward to the fashion show! This event always seems to attract Cincinnati’s best dressed, so it’s fun this year to more formally add the fashion aspect to the event. We have an exciting new partnership with Blaine’s Men’s Formalwear, which is generously dressing our Bowtie Barons and emcee Bob Herzog, and we can’t wait to see what stylish looks they provide.
Cincy Chic: Where can those who are interested in a sponsorship go to learn more?
Newman: Visit www.jdrfbourbon.org for complete event details. This is the one event of the year that you won’t want to miss!