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Grab your hula skirt and come on down to Home of the Innocents for our 9th Annual Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ as local chefs step out of their kitchens and into our backyard to prepare a gourmet BBQ feast with a Polynesian twist!

featuring many of Louisville's most amazing chefs!

Josh Bettis, Brown Hotel • John Cliff, JBS

Shawn Ward, The Brewery • Fernando Martinez, Mussel and Burger Bar

Dean Corbett, Corbett’s, Equus and Jack’s Lounge

Troy Schuster, 211 Clover Lane • Tavis Rockwell, Louvino

Ming Pu, River City Winery • Matt Durham, Seelbach Hotel

Nancy Russman, Kids' Club Cookbook


Grilled Polynesian Chicken with a Jalapeno Garlic Jerk Rub 

Grilled BBQ Glazed Spam Sliders with a Pineapple Jicama Slaw

on a Sweet Hawaiian Roll

 Tropical Fruit Salad with Mango, Kiwi, Pineapple, Grapes,

Cantaloupe and Honeydew

And that's just the beginning!

Chef Bettis will be joined by friends from some of Louisville's top restaurants to provide more wonderful dishes!

And, of course, our amazing neighbors from JBS will be on hand grilling up the most delectible ribs you ever sank your teeth into!

There’s something for everyone at our barbeque– games and inflatables, live music from The Remedy, a hayride tour of our 8-acre backyard, fun photo ops, crafts for the kids, a limbo contest and much more.

Don't forget your party gear! 

Prizes will be awarded to children wearing their most festive island-themed costumes and adults wearing the most festive Hawaiian shirt!


Adults $50
Seniors $30
Students (11-18) $20
Children 10 & Under Free!
Reserved Table for 8 $500




Thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible!




America's Finest Filters Carlon Roofing Klein Brothers Republic Bank Plant Kingdom




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