Forest Hill Drive and Guerilla Hollow are closed on Sunday, May 25 due to high winds.

CONNECT is back and better than ever!

By Amy Joseph Landon

Celebrate the intersection of art, science, and nature at CONNECT on Saturday,  September 10 from  3:58 to 9:58  p.m.  (that’s  four  hours prior to and two hours following sunset).

For the twelfth time, CONNECT at Bernheim again will challenge minds and delight the senses.

Don’t miss the chance to see our Forest Giants in a Giant Forest lit up to glow under the night sky! 2022 Artists in Residence, Mike Elsherif and Sonja Hirichsen, as well as our first-ever Environmental Artist in Residence Carla Rhodes, will also be showcasing their work around Lake Nevin.

The night includes live musical performances, spontaneous art displays, and hands-on experiences for adults and families, including making art, drum circle participation, Louisville Silent Disco, and participatory science, not to mention, the sand pit and the bubble play zone.

What goes better with music than food and beverage? This year’s CONNECT will again have regional craft beer from Mile Wide Beer Company in Louisville and West Sixth Brewing in Lexington and wine from Forest Edge Winery right here in Clermont! We will also have more food options than ever for your enjoyment.

As always, live music will be woven throughout the event. Let these artists delight your ears.

MAIN STAGE (Located at the Sunset Amphitheater off Guerilla Hollow Road)


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.





Elk Hound

United Band
African beat gospel-tinged jam band – Originally from Burundi; will definitely get you dancing.

Elk Hound
Smooth rock and cosmic country groove – Playing the carefully-wrought and tender songs of Andrew Iafrate.



Zu Zu Ya Ya

Zu Zu Ya Ya
Driving psychedelic songs and stunning visual displays – A living cornucopia of songwriters, musicians and performing artists from wildly different backgrounds.





West African Music

Nature Concert with Mr. Dan
Bernheim’s own Mr. Dan will be strumming his mandolin, playing with puppets, and more in this family-friendly interactive concert.


New in 2022 – tickets may be purchased in advance! Advance tickets (through September 9): Bernheim members $10; non-member adults (ages 11+) $15 per person; children (10 and under) free. Day of tickets: Bernheim members $15; non-member adults (ages 11+) $20 per person; children (10 and under) free.



Giving Circles Members! Don’t forget – Join us at the James B Beam Forest Lounge, where you can enjoy the comfort of a shaded tent near the stage and Lake Nevin, as well as spirits and a delicious menu created by new Isaac’s Café chef Brooke Williams and inspired by the 2022 Artists in Residence.

We are still seeking sponsors for this popular event. To get the most our of your sponsor benefits. commit by Friday. August 19.

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