The Event

CRAFT is an experience designed to capture elements of what makes Louisville special and combine them into a single night. While CRAFT began as a small group of people looking to do their part to cure cystic fibrosis, it has grown into one of the premier parties in the entire city.

Louisville is CRAFT. Craft venues, craft food, craft music, craft art, craft entertainment, craft beer and so much more have helped put our city on the map. Now all of these elements come together in a single night that celebrates the culture of a city and the fight for a cure.

You're invited to join us for one of the best parties this town has ever seen. But it's not just any party. It's a party with a purpose! Together, we'll dine on pizza from many of the best craft pizza makers in the city, sip on craft beer from local breweries flowing from never-ending taps, dance the night away listening to some of the top local bands and raise money that will help end this awful disease.

Together, we'll change the definition CF from that of a life-shortening, family-destroying, tomorrow- stealing disease into an acronym for CURE FOUND, all while partying the night away!

Early-bird VIP Tickets $85 ($95 after September 24, 2016)
Early-bird Tickets $55 ($65 after September 24, 2016)
Tickets include admission, beer tastings and pizza samples

VIP ticket: Includes early admission @ 6PM, (one hour prior to general admission), automatic entry into deluxe raffle, specialty pizzas unavailable to general admission, included specialty bourbon cocktail, and a souvenir CRAFT mason jar for beer samples.

Craft is a 21+ event
Proceeds to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Event Details
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
VIP Hour: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Main Event: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: 2nd Street Bridge Streetscape, S 2nd Street, Louisville, KY

Parking Information
Aside from onstreet parking, there are several garages with great access to CRAFT. Nearby options include the Witherspoon Garage (101 W Witherspoon St.), the Skywalk Garage (120 N Third St.) and the YUM Center Garage. Other Parking options can be found here.

About Cystic Fibrosis
About cystic fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-shortening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. An estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States (70,000 worldwide) have CF. Although cystic fibrosis requires daily care, people with the condition are able to attend school and work, and have a better quality of life than in previous decades. With the help of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and donors like you, people with CF are able now live into their 20s and 30s, and some are living into their 40s and 50s.

Important Note on Attendance at CURE CF, Inc Events: To reduce the risk of getting and spreading germs at CURE CF, Inc-sponsored events, we ask that everyone follow basic best practices by regularly cleaning your hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow and maintaining a safe 6-foot distance from anyone with a cold or infection.

Medical evidence shows that germs may spread among people with CF through direct and indirect contact as well as through droplets that travel short distances when a person coughs or sneezes. These germs can lead to worsening symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, the CURE CF Inc's attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with CF to attend any indoor portion of a Foundation-sponsored event at a specific time. For any outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with CF maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times. Also, individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex should not attend events.

New This Year: AirCRAFT

8 Person Private Jet for 2017

(Spring Break Included)

  • The use of a private jet for 8 people to the destination of your choice within the green circle above (750-mile radius from Louisville).
  • Includes rental van for up to a week at the destination of your choice.
  • Tickets are $100 each and the FMV is $20,000.
  • Amazing raffle for spring break, sporting events, annual vacation destinations, weddings and more!


Our Story

In early 2015, a small group of parents who didn’t know each other particularly well, decided to meet over a cold beer at a local brewery in Louisville, KY. The one thing we had in common... kids battling cystic fibrosis. That night the Klausings (Luke ­ 8 years old at the time), the Foushees (Alex ­ 2 years old at the time) and the Sweeneys (Samuel ­ 8 months old at the time) decided to work tirelessly to rally their city to join the fight to save their kids and beat CF once and for all.

And CRAFT was born...

We knew that in order to tap into the heart of this city, we had to design an event that embodied the very best of what Louisville has to offer. It didn’t take us long to realize that all of the pieces to make a great event already existed right here: the pizza, the beer, the people and a whole lot of asks.

What started as a small group of dedicated parents has grown into a small army of friends, family, businesses and even local government. Together, for one night each year, we’re going to bring it all together to throw the best party this town has ever seen, raise some serious dollars to battle CF and celebrate another year of Louisville’s drive towards a cure.

Together, we’ll see the day that CF stands for Cure Found!

The Drinks

Here’s what's on tap at CRAFT

Against the Grain Brewery

Bluegrass Brewing Company

Blue Stallion

Ei8ht Ball Brewing

Falls City Beer

Flat 12 Bierwerks


Gordon Biersch

Great Flood


Old Louisville Brewery


Horseshoe Bend


West Sixth Brewing

White Squirrel Brewing

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel

Old Forester

Woodford Reserve

The Food

Here’s what's in the oven at CRAFT


Bluegrass Brewing Company


Boombozz Taphouse


Gordon Biersch

Hometown Pizza


Johnny Brusco's

Johnny V's

Mellow Mushroom

Loui Loui's


North End Cafe

Jet's Pizza

Dunn's Donuts

The Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

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VIP Presenter


Lager Sponsor

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Ale Sponsor

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Pilsner Sponsors

In Loving Memory of Charlie "Papaw" Steier

Get Involved

It would be impossible to pull such an awesome event off without the help and generosity of people like you. There are lots of ways to get involved with this year’s event. Whether as a sponsor, a food or beverage contributor, donating items for our auctions or as a volunteer, we’re incredibly thankful to have you onboard!

The easiest way to get in touch with us is through the “Contact Us” form or by emailing us at

Contact Us

Special Thanks