Whet your whistle at bourbon festival

The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic pours it on with the inaugural Bourbonfest from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus.

Beverages will be served by the top bourbon distributors in the country, featuring Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Brown-Forman, Woodford Reserve and more.

Live music will be provided by The Tiptonians.

Tickets are $15 (safe driver), $30 (general admission) and $50 (VIP). The event is for people 21 and older.

The Bourbonfest planning committee consists of philharmonic millennial supporters, a group of young professionals hoping to raise money to expand philharmonic programming and education offerings.

Information: 812-376-2638 or thecip.org/bourbonfest