We’re celebrating the 10th CONNECT in a big, grassy way!

By Bernheim

Don’t miss the event of the decade! Now in its 10th year, CONNECT at Bernheim will again challenge minds and delight the senses on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 6:31-10:31 p.m. The night includes live musical performances, spontaneous art displays, and hands-on experiences for adults and families, including making art, drum circle participation, hacker creations and participatory science, not to mention, the mud play zone.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of this funky event, we will be celebrating with a special kind of art – Grass Men! These unique sculptures are not only wearable costumes, but they’re also alive – covered in living, growing grass.

Fun for the whole family returns with the popular Mud Play Zone (remember to wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and or dirty, or bring a change of clothes) and the popular hot air balloons. And this year, we’ll be adding to the fun with a Bubble 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. We will also have more food options than ever, from the vendors below and more. Don’t forget your refillable water bottle – we will have a Louisville Water Company Pure Tap bubbler here so you can stay hydrated.

Musical performances this year will include Adam and Sarah of Murder by Death, Bill “The Sauce Boss” Wharton, and Louisville’s own, Juanita. For more information on these performances, click here. 

CONNECT is $5 per person. Children 2 and under are free.

Giving Circles Members! Don’t forget – Join us at the Forest Lounge, sponsored by Jim Beam, where you can enjoy the comfort of a shaded tent near the stage and Lake Nevin, as well as spirits and delicious food catered by Isaac’s Café. NEW this year – Bernheim’s Giving Circles are growing! Now members at the Orchid Level ($120) will receive Giving Circles benefits, including access to the Forest Lounge. 

Are you an artist who wants to do more than just attend this wonderful event? PARTICIPATE! We’d love for you to be a part of this ever-changing event. The new displays and interaction each year are part of what makes this event unique. There is no cost to participate and work that can be created without the use of power is highly encouraged. For more information, contact Jenny Zeller, Visual Arts Coordinator.

Printable event map

Expected food trucks at CONNECT
Fresh Out the Box 
Junior’s Firehouse BBQ
Kona Ice
Lexie Lu’s 
Louisville Dessert Truck 
Piggin’ Out Funnel Cakes
SmoFried BBQ Co.
Sweet N’ Savory
Zoom Zoom Yum





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