Summer Jam - Jonathan New
September 1st – 5 to 8 pm
Jonathan New, guitarist with the West Coast Turnarounds, performs and there will be delicious food. This Somerset native’s first musical influences were the old gospel songs at the Baptist church where his father pastored. His mother was also a traditional country fan and would play Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton records. New took up the guitar at 13 and began writing his own songs at 17 after hearing Billy Joe Shaver ( a Texas songwriter ). His album, “My Guitar and I” is available through him.
New’s performances include the Master Musicians Festival, The Nashville Songwriter Festival, ROMP, and the Red Barn Radio Show. He tours nationally with different artists as part of their road band. Along with his solo career, you can catch Jonathan playing with Travis Harris and the West Coast Turnarounds, The Rachel Crowe Band, and Funkabilly.
Cabin 12 Rolling Bistro, Southern Style Kettlecorn and NuBlend smoothies will be food vendors for the September 1st Summer Jam.
Of course, enjoy Wilderness Trail Distillery’s cocktails made with Blue Heron Vodka and Harvest Rum at all of the Summer Jams.
September 8th – 10th
Wilderness Trail Distillery is host for the State BBQ Festival, a United Way fundraiser. The event is September 8-10. Our tour schedule is the same for Sept. 8th, 10th am to 4 pm at the top of the hour. On Sept. 9th and 10th, we will offer $5 tours every half hour and have a specialty tour available Sept. 9th.
Master Distiller’s Tour
Available only 2 or 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 9th
Led by Shane Baker, Wilderness Trail Distillery’s Master Distiller and distillery co-owner. In addition to a tour of our laboratory, fermentation and distilling areas, this hour-long tour includes a trip to our barrelhouse. Limited to 20 people per tour. Cost: $20, includes a shotglass and tasting.
Reserve your spot by calling 859-402-8707.
BBQ Festival Tour Schedule:
Other Sept. 9th and 10th tours are:
- Tours every half hour
- Saturday, Sept. 9th: 10 am-8 pm
- Sunday, Sept. 10th: Noon-3 pm
Sign up in the garage behind the historic Visitor’s Center.
BBQ Festival Gala
Tastes, Talents and Tunes
- 5:30-9:30 pm Friday, Sept. 8th in the distillery
- Tastes: TV celebrity BBQ pit masters dinner, a Four Roses Bourbon Tasting, Wilderness Trail Distillery cocktails.
- Talents: Artists selling customized work.
- Tunes: Paul Childers and the Black Tie Affair band
Tickets: $50 per person, which includes the food, music and 2 cocktails.
A Heart of Kentucky United Way fundraiser
Call 859-238-6986 by Sept. 5th.
Chili Cook-off to benefit Kiwanis Christmas program. More details to follow.