Emeril Lagasse Foundation announces the music lineup for this year’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer at Champions Square on Friday, Nov. 9. Railroad Earth, Donavon Frankenreiter, Lillie Mae and Honey Island Swamp Band will take the stage at the 8th annual event that will also feature more than 70 of the region’s best chefs. All-inclusive tickets can be purchased at BoudinBourbonandBeer.com.
Boudin, Bourbon & Beer is as much a music event as it is a culinary event. While the entertainment lineup will keep the music going throughout the night, more than 70 chefs will be serving up their signature spins on the famous Cajun sausage.
Chef Emeril Lagasse helms the Louisiana-inspired celebration along with co-chairs Donald Link, Steven Stryjewski and Guy Fieri for a night of food, music and philanthropy. Touting the biggest chef lineup yet, other acclaimed chefs include Sarah Grueneberg of Chicago, Carey Bringle of Nashville and Kevin Fink of Austin, along with New Orleans-based chefs Alon Shaya, Kelly Fields, Frank Brigsten, Justin Devillier, Samantha and Cody Carroll, Michael Gulotta, Tory McPhail and more. The full chef lineup can be found here.
In addition to the 70 unique boudin dishes featured, guests will enjoy open bars stocked with a variety of local craft beers from Abita Beer and bourbon cocktails from Buffalo Trace, along with premium spirits, fine wines and more provided by Au Bon Climat, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Landmark Vineyards and FIJI Water. The night will also showcase a cigar-tasting hosted by Nat Sherman, as well as a silent auction curated by featured chefs.
Boudin, Bourbon & Beer has become one of the South’s premier fall culinary festivals. Last year, 5,000 locals and visitors from across the country attended the sold-out boudin bash that raised millions of dollars for children’s charities.
Inclusive of all food, beverage and live entertainment, tickets to Boudin, Bourbon & Beer are on sale for $135 in advance and $150 on the day of the event. The event allows the Foundation to support children’s culinary and nutrition education programs throughout the year, including its recently launched signature program, Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen, a national education initiative created to enrich the lives of elementary and middle school children through a fun, fresh perspective on food.
Boudin, Bourbon & Beer is the first part of Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s two-night signature fundraising weekend and is held annually the night prior to nationally recognized charity wine auction and gala dinner, Carnivale du Vin. Last year’s fundraising weekend raised $3.5 million for children’s charities along the Gulf Coast.
Photos by Cheryl Gerber