Port Covington to Host Bourbon & Bowties on May 9

Apr 23, 2019

QG Community Charities annual fundraiser to support the Semper Fi Fund, Oyster Recovery Partnership, the Cool Kids Campaign, and Healthcare for the Homeless

BALTIMORE, Md. (April 23, 2019)— The Port Covington Development Team today announced a community partnership to bring Bourbon & Bowties, QG Community Charities’ annual fundraiser, to Port Covington. The event will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the grounds of Rye Street Tavern adjacent to the Sagamore Spirit Distillery.

Bourbon & Bowties provides guests with fine bourbon, spirits, beer and wine, and world-class cigars, all complemented by fantastic food from the city’s best dining establishments. Live and silent auctions offer additional opportunities to support QG Community Charities. In 2019, the event will raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, Oyster Recovery Partnership, the Cool Kids Campaign, and Healthcare for the Homeless. The event is sold out.

“This scenic property, adjacent to the Sagamore Spirit Distillery, will be sure to add another level of enjoyment to this event,” said Jim Kinney, QG Community Charities Food and Beverage Director. “The size of the property allows us to add more of the amazing spirit and local restaurants that Bourbon & Bowties attendees have grown to love.”

Bourbon & Bowties is QG Community Charities annual fundraising event, held each year on the Thursday following the Kentucky Derby. Since its first year in 2010, Bourbon & Bowties has raised more than $200,000 for local Baltimore charities.

This year, Bourbon & Bowties will feature food and beverage from more than 20 of Baltimore’s premier restaurants. Participating restaurants include Aldo’s, Abbey Burger Bistro, The Capital Grille, C.L.O.C.K Restoration, The Food Market, Gunther & Co., Lobo, Minnow, Nick’s Fish House, Rec Pier Chop House, Rye Street Tavern, Schola, True Chesapeake Oyster House, and more.

More than 50 whiskey expressions will be present at Bourbon & Bowties, and this year the event will feature a special section designated for local purveyors including Old Line Spirits, Sagamore Spirit, Key Brewing, Diamondback Brewing Company, and more.

Bourbon & Bowties will be rounded out by silent and live auctions. Prizes will include three full bottles of Pappy Van Winkle, a helicopter tour of Baltimore plus four tickets to tour the Sagamore Spirit Distillery and dinner for four at Rye Street Tavern, a custom suit-fitting from The QG, tickets for two to Tito’s Smokin’ Summer BBQ Event in Austin, TX, and more.

Bourbon & Bowties’ official media partner in 2019 is WBAL-TV. WBAL anchors Mindy Basara and Jason Newton will host the event, and WBAL sports anchor Pete Gilbert will serve as the Bourbon & Bowties celebrity auctioneer.

Sponsors of Bourbon & Bowties include The QG, Capital Grille, Port Covington, Weller Development Company, Platinum Crush, and Tito’s Vodka.

About QG Community Charities

QG Community Charities is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed in 2015.  Although we have conducted successful charitable fundraisers for several years, we realized to truly make an impact on our community, we had to formalize our efforts.  Our goal is simple… give back to the community that has supported us professionally, personally, and financially.  We strive to mobilize our collective networks and help direct financial resources to organizations in our community that uplift individuals, families and just make the Baltimore area a better place to live, work, and grow. To learn more, visit www.qgcommunitycharities.org.

About Port Covington

Port Covington is a 235-acre master-planned, mixed-use redevelopment project, with a prime location on the waterfront in Baltimore City. As one of the largest urban renewal efforts in the United States, the redevelopment of Port Covington will have a fundamental and far-reaching positive impact on Baltimore, its economy and its future. At completion, this 25-year project will include: up to 18 million square feet of new, mixed-use development; 2.5 miles of restored waterfront; and 40 acres of parks and green space for Baltimore City. The Port Covington redevelopment is expected to generate thousands of new jobs, new businesses, better transit, more public parks, improved access to the waterfront, new space for manufacturing, fresh opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship and more for Baltimore City residents and its local workforce. For more information, visit www.pc.city.