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‘Early Bird Special' Tickets on Sale Now for Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Boudin, Bourbon & Beer 2016
Event to feature 60 chefs, craft beer, spirits and entertainment at Champions Square

NEW ORLEANS - Emeril Lagasse Foundation announces tickets for the 2016 Boudin, Bourbon & Beer are now on sale for the "early bird special" price of $89. The annual outdoor fundraising event will return to Champions Square on Friday, Nov. 4 for an evening of Louisiana-inspired culinary celebration. Admission for the event includes all food and beverage, and tickets are available at Ticket price increases to $99 on Sept. 1.

Now in its sixth year, Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Boudin, Bourbon & Beer has expanded its chef lineup to feature over 60 local and national chefs preparing their own creative styles of boudin sausage. Award-winning chefs including Ed Lee of Louisville, Beau MacMillan of Phoenix, and Louisiana-based Michael Gulotta, Justin Devillier, Isaac Toups, Tory McPhail and more, will join Chef Emeril Lagasse along with co-chairs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and John Currence.

In addition to top culinary talent, Boudin, Bourbon & Beer will feature open bars stocked with a variety of local craft beers, premium spirits, fine wines and more provided by sponsors Abita Beer, Buffalo Trace, Au Bon Climat, Justin Vineyards & Winery, Landmark Vineyards and FIJI Water. The night under the stars will also showcase a cigar tasting tent hosted by sponsor Nat Sherman, a silent auction and merchandise. Stay tuned as this year's music lineup will be announced soon.

Boudin, Bourbon & Beer kicks off the Foundation's two-night signature fundraising weekend followed by the nationally recognized wine auction and gala dinner, Carnivale du Vin. Last year's Boudin, Bourbon & Beer was a sold-out event with 5,000 attendees, more than a quarter of whom traveled from 43 states and 4 Canadian provinces. The 2015 fundraising weekend raised $3 million for children's charities.

All proceeds from Boudin, Bourbon & Beer benefit Emeril Lagasse Foundation. For more information about the event, visit


About Emeril Lagasse Foundation:
Founded in 2002 by Chef Emeril Lagasse and his wife Alden, Emeril Lagasse Foundation is a 501c(3) public charity headquartered in New Orleans. The Foundation's mission is to create opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their full potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education with a focus on life skills development. Since its inception, Emeril Lagasse Foundation has granted more than $7 million to several children's charities to support culinary, nutrition and arts programs. To learn more about the Foundation and its beneficiaries, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.