First Annual Candles & Bourbon Fundraising Event Coming to Belle Isle

The first annual Candles & Bourbon, a unique 1940's-themed fundraising event, will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30pm in the historic Belle Isle Boathouse. The event will feature renowned musicians and artisans as well as other local celebrities who will share in the revelry and celebration of what's been called the "boom years of development" in Detroit. Proceeds from Candles & Bourbon proudly benefits the Detroit Arts Portal and the newly formed Save Historic Detroit Homes L3C.

​Do you love Bourbon? Detroit history? Maybe a touch of adventure and romance? Scarlett J Productions invites the community to the first annual “Candles & Bourbonfundraiser at the historic Belle Isle Boathouse located at East Picnic Way on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

Event guests will be swept back in time to 1940’s Detroit in what’s described as a “living art experience” by Scarlett J. Productions owner Jennifer Smith. “Our goal is to provide partygoers with a one-of-a-kind event that will immerse their senses into arguably the greatest decade in American history through period-friendly décor, music and bourbon,” said Smith.

Music by Detroit’s own Isis Damil and Zion Yisrael will fill the historic venue and dance floor along with delectable aromas from 1940’s influenced hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Musheya Glenn, owner of Glenn's Culinary Innovations, creator of Come Taste Detroit and Executive Chef of Edgy Eats.

Guests can also peruse numerous silent action items while indulging on a tantalizing selection of bourbon whiskeys that is sure to appease the most refined bourbon palate.

Doors will open at 7:30pm for Regular Admission ticket holders. Event tickets can be purchased online at or at the door the day of the event. Ticket prices will vary with discounts available for advanced purchases. Drink tickets are also available for purchase at the door. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Additional information is also available on the event's Facebook page at

Proceeds from the silent auction and event registration will benefit The Detroit Arts Portal and Save Historic Detroit Homes, a low-profit limited liability company that began as a personal endeavor and passion for the city by Smith as shown through the proposed 100 image photo series of the same name to renovate homes and create rent-controlled, sustainable living for qualified applicants.



Categories: Arts and Entertainment, Fund Raising, Mixed Media

Tags: 1940s events, Belle Isle, Belle Isle Boathouse, bourbon, Candles and Bourbon, Come Taste Detroit, Detroit events, Glenn's Culinary Innovations, Musheya Glenn