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“It’s no coincidence that this festival follows Brandemonium,” continued Donabedian. “We want to highlight what Cincinnati does best and what Northern Kentucky does best. The two regions border each other and feed off of each other. It’s natural that these events would coincide.” The event’s campus will be Northern Kentucky’s River Cities and will feature a wide variety of paid and free events, including a free music festival on the banks of the Ohio River. Bourbon connoisseurs of all levels will be able to find something to enjoy. Local bars will host bourbon tastings and pairings, musical acts will perform at venues throughout the region, and the highlight of the weekend will be the conference at the NKY Convention Center on Saturday, October 5. All are welcome whether bourbon expert or novice. “We want everyone to come and participate in this event,” said Donabedian. “We’re celebrating bourbon, Northern Kentucky, and what makes this region special. There will be a lot of things to do that weekend, so you can immerse yourself in bourbon as much or as little as you want.” The main event of Kentucky’s Edge is, of course, the bourbon. But the event is also meant to celebrate Kentucky’s heritage and culture as a whole. There will be an Artisanal Kentucky Market in Mainstrasse Village in Covington where musicians will be from Kentucky or play music from Kentucky. More details will emerge in the coming months. The latest information about Kentucky’s Edge, tickets, and sponsorships is available online at

October 4-5 Covington & Newport @kentuckysedge




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