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Published on February 21st, 2018 | by TLV News


Chef John Currence and Move on Up Mississippi Present Inaugural Oxford Bourbon Festival & Auction

Chef John Currence and the Move on Up Mississippi Foundation proudly announce the inaugural Oxford Bourbon Festival & Auction, May 18–20, 2018, in Oxford, Mississippi. The immersive three-day celebration of all things bourbon features private dinners by acclaimed chefs, exclusive tastings, incredible music, and a live auction of rare and one-of-a-kind bourbons and premium experiences. Proceeds from the festivities benefit Move on Up Mississippi, a not-for-profit organization founded by Currence, dedicated to improving the lives of Mississippi’s underserved children.

“We want this to be the biggest and baddest bourbon festival in the country, and in our first year, we’re off to really impressive start,” says John Currence, host of the Oxford Bourbon Festival & Auction. “The lineup of talent, in every aspect of this event, is at such a high level, that this truly is a can’t-miss event for any bourbon or food lover.”

Hosted by Currence, the festival kicks off with a series of private dinners. Cooking in some of the most historic and beautiful homes in Oxford, the bourbon-themed meals, with paired wines and spirits, are prepared by distinguished chefs from around the country including James Beard Award winners and nominees. The official talent lineup can be found at OxfordBourbonFest.com. The talent is not limited to kitchen, as the soulful and dynamic stylings of The War & Treaty will take center-stage for an incredible live performance at The Lyric Theater.

Ticket prices range from $35 for the Bourbon Tasting to $250 for each private dinner; VIP passes are also available. Additional information can be found at OxfordBourbonFest.com, and tickets can be purchased hereThe Local Voice Ligature

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