Buxton Hall to host guest bartender Katey Ryder for Velvet & Lace event series, Jan. 7

Velvet & Lace — an event series at Buxton Hall Barbecue highlighting Asheville’s female bartenders — is holding its second iteration on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. Featured bartender Katey Ryder of Sovereign Remedies will “embrace a white winter witch theme” for the night, according to an event release. The evening also includes food, music and a photo booth. Ten percent of sales go to Our VOICE.

More information from organizers:

What: Velvet & Lace is back for round two! The next event is January 7th at Buxton Hall, beginning at 10 pm. This month will feature uber-talented guest bartender Katey Ryder of Sovereign Remedies and will embrace a white-winter-witch theme. Patrons will see some of the same heavy hitters – DJ Night Nurse on vinyl, Rose Hecht manning the photo booth, Elliot Moss on the pits, Kelly Vormelker and Sam Pennington behind the madness and behind the stick.

Overview: Velvet & Lace is a women-centric event that focuses on celebrating the talented females within Asheville’s bar scene. Kelly Vormelker and Sam Pennington of Buxton Hall have teamed up to create a night of females, fire, music and cocktails, channeled through the lens of The Craft and Stevie Nicks. Think witchcraft, white doves and black magic. Mary Kelley aka “DJ Night Nurse” spins dark classics, Rose Hecht brings photo booth fun. Food is served, with Elliot Moss manning the pits.

Velvet & Lace takes place once a month, over the course of six months, always on the first Thursday of the month. Each month, Velvet & Lace hosts a different female bartender currently working in Asheville. The decidedly dark theme showcases craft cocktails made by these lovely ladies, with a focus on smoke, fire, herbs, elixirs and tinctures. Vormelker and Pennington are finalizing the lineup of badass babes. Expect heavy hitters from Buxton Hall and MG Road to show up such as, Leah Peacock, Sarah Cousler, Jennifer Moss, Erin Hawley and Mary Kelley as well as girls from hot Asheville cocktail spots. All girls and BOYS are strongly encouraged to attend.

Additionally, 10% of sales are donated to Our VOICE. Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy and education.

When: Velvet & Lace takes place the first Thursday of every month at the main bar of Buxton Hall Barbeque. Six events are planned – one event each month.

Where: Buxton Hall Barbeque 32 Banks Avenue, South Slope of Asheville

About Velvet and Lace
This event was inspired by the simple fact that female bartenders are outnumbered in this town. While Asheville is a very accepting place, bartending is still largely seen as a man’s job. Our goal is to overlook any negative stigma around this truth and simply celebrate the badass women working within Asheville’s bar scene. Each event will be sexy, mysterious and empowering. In addition, we are donating 10% of sales to Our VOICE. Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy and education.

About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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