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The Carson Center

Fundraising Events

Distiller's Dinner - October 28, 2017

Proceeds benefit performing arts & arts education. 
Must be 21 or older to attend

Andy Nelson, Head Distiller and Vice President of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, will be the featured guest at the 13th annual Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner on Saturday, October 28. The entire event takes place on stage in the beautiful Carson Center main theatre – with live music by The Eddy Grove Trio.   Reservations are required.  An “early bird” rate for tickets and tables of 8 is available until September 29.

The event starts with a reception with appetizers and cocktails – followed by a seated dinner, all catered by Artisan Kitchen.  Andy Nelson will visit with guests at the reception; share his family’s Green Brier heritage, traceable to 1835; and make the rounds to talk with guests.  Beverage options will include Green Brier Distillery’s Belle Meade bourbon, house wine or beer, and coffee. Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits has sponsored all 13 Distiller’s Dinners, which raise funds for the Carson Center, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts center.  Event partners include Paducah Bourbon Society and WKMS 91.3 FM NPR.


Andy and his brother, Charlie Nelson, revived and re-opened Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in 2014 – a century after prohibition shut it down.  “Because it was so big back in its day, people in the industry had heard about it,” adds Andy. “They had enough respect for it that they were able to help us bring it back to life.” The brothers built the business from the ground up, resurrecting an ancestor’s whisky recipe from the 1800s.

Proceeds provide inspiration, entertainment, and education for audiences of all ages at the Carson Center, your regional nonprofit performing arts center. This event is for adults age 21 and up. About half the ticket and table price is tax-deductible because the Carson Center is a 501 (c)(3) organization. 

Prices: Before / After September 29
Individual Ticket: $130 / $140
Table of 8: $1,000 / $1080
Distiller’s Table: Individual Ticket $165  (Limited Availability)
     No early bird discount or table pricing for Distiller’s Table.Table of 8: $1,240


For information and reservations, please call (270) 443-9932. 



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