LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 7, 2015) – The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme.
ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition will launch Thursday, June 4 and coincide with The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp, sponsored by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The KDA is also a lead sponsor of ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition.
ReSurfaced will remain open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday during June (except Saturday June 20, when a private event is planned for the venue). The space will feature live music, art, and local food.
“ReSurfaced quickly became a beloved venue and, soon after it closed last year, people began asking when it would reopen,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Partnering with the distillers during The Kentucky Bourbon Affair made an ideal pairing, like a fine bourbon and branch water.”
Fischer said the event will also provide a taste of what's coming in June 2016 -- a major new bourbon and local food festival for the city.
“There are many food and wine festivals throughout the world,” he said. “We are turning that concept into a new, unique experience.”
“Main Street is truly the home of the bourbon industry, both historically and in its current resurgence,” said Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director of the Louisville Downtown Partnership. “We are thrilled to work with the KDA and City Collaborative to bring this exciting new event to Resurfaced and West Main Street.”
The new Bourbon Edition of the Resurfaced initiative is being curated by the effort’s founder, City Collaborative. City Collaborative is a non-profit, community-based team that has provided high impact, fast-tracked projects such as the Louisville Love App and the Resurfaced initiative. The dynamic team provides concepts and execution that are intended to have large scale impact that can be seen, heard and felt throughout the community.
KDA President Eric Gregory said, “We’re thrilled to help bring ReSurfaced back to life as part of the Kentucky Bourbon Affair, which is all about extraordinary experiences. And what’s more fun than an eclectic Bourbon block party in the heart of downtown on Whiskey Row?”