Bourbon Festival

Lots of producing – not much promoting. Seems to be my mantra lately!


But I am very excited to take part in this year’s Bourbon Festival! I will be speaking March 9, 2018 at Le Méridien Hotel (333 Poydras Street) from 11:15 to 12:15 on “Snake Charmers: New Orleans’ Female Bootleggers.”

Learn about the ladies of Prohibition: Snake Charmers, Volstead Vampires, Bootleggers’ Brides. Discover New Orleans women who fought for, rebelled against, and eventually reformed prohibition. Hear about the Flower Mission, Carrie Nation’s visit to New Orleans, “the wickedest but most hospitable city” in the South, the pretty redheaded coed who operated one of the most popular speakeasies in the city, and the trial of the Queen of the Booze Buccaneers of the Bahamas.

Local actors Donald Lewis and Amanda Alch do dramatic readings from newspaper articles, court transcripts, interviews, and letters.

As a bonus, the Seven Three Distillery Company will be serving a classic Prohibition cocktail – the Bee’s Knees made with their Gentilly Gin, honey, and lemon.

The festival looks amazing – tastings, seminars, dinner, burlesque! Get your tickets here! 

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