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CONNECT at Bernheim

August 26 @ 4:21 pm - 10:21 pm EDT


Discover the enchanting intersection of art, science, and nature during CONNECT, Bernheim’s annual eclectic evening event. Join us on August 26, 2023 4:21 – 10:21 p.m. to experience Lake Nevin as it comes alive with spontaneous art, light sculptures, and musical performances from renowned artists along with hands-on art and science activities.  

Visitors of all ages can bask in the glow of sunset in the forest, march to the beat of the drum circle and enjoy unique experiences throughout the day and evening hours. Refreshments from local food trucks, wine, and beer vendors will also be available throughout the event. 

Giving Circles Members – be sure to visit the Forest Lounge at CONNECT near the Sunset Amphitheater for premium concert seating, catered hors d’oeuvres, cocktails from James B. Beam Distilling Co., artist meet-and-greet, and an elevated event experience. If you’re not yet a Giving Circles member but want to upgrade for access to the Forest Lounge, call our Membership Desk at (502) 215-7155.

Advance tickets – (through August 25): Bernheim members $10; non-member adults (ages 14+) $15 per person; children (13 and under) free 

Day of tickets: Bernheim members $15; non-member adults (ages 14+) $20 per person; children (13 and under) free

Advance ticket discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Tickets are non-refundable.



Musical lineup:

Mighty Shades of Ebony

Mighty Shades of Ebony
Hip hop neo-soul – They have a non-profit called, Justice League L.O.U. (Love Outreach Unity). These “edutainors” engage in activism and artistry to express their passion to do good in the world.


Kathryn Books

Kathryn Books
Singer-songwriter – Kathryn’s folk-style songwriting is elevated to an inspiring blend of folk, country, and rock as the full band fills the songs up with instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies.


The Afrophysicists
The Afrophysicists

The Afrophysicists
Afrobeats – The Afrophysicists are an afrobeat collective out of Louisville that layers rich, earthy vocals over the city’s finest horn and rhythm players, creating a fiery propulsive groove for their poignant politically charged lyrics, in the spirit of the great trailblazers of West African riot music.





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August 26
4:21 pm - 10:21 pm EDT
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