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Bmore Social: Bourbon & Bowties

A visual recap of the sartorial soiree at the B&O Railroad Museum.
By Sloane Brown

Bourbon & Bowties 2024
May 9, 2024
6-9 p.m.
B&O Railroad Museum 

A sold-out crowd of 1,000 filled the B&O Railroad Museum for the 14th annual Bourbon & Bowties, a bowtie bonanza that sees most of its male attendees follow the evening’s theme. According to event founder Craig Martin, the party has been a hit since he started it 14 years ago, and for more than just its sartorial allure. For starters, there are dozens of food and beverage stations scattered both inside and outside the museum’s roundhouse.

“There are no lines for food or alcohol,” he says.”We have an outside cigar lounge, and even an Airstream trailer serving food, creating a great experience.”

Of course, the main draw is supporting the charities that benefit from the soiree—Cool Kids Campaign, Semper Fi & America’s Fund, Oyster Recovery Partnership, and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Baltimore.  

“The original mission was to raise money while people are having a blast,” Martin says.  

Looks like mission accomplished. 

Left to right: Craig Martin, Bourbon & Bowties founder/The QG owner; Regina Martin, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center ICU physician assistant; Scott Ferguson, Saft engineering director
Left to right: Shreya Hessler, Bel Air-based licensed psychologist; Dr. Monica Neel, Towson-based licensed psychologist; Bernice Lee, J.T. Lee, MD. finance manager
Left to right: WBAL TV news anchors/event emcees: Jason Newton; Deborah Weiner
Left to right: Scott Berg, T. Rowe Price portfolio manager; Tim Payne, Leadership Howard County president/CEO; Nick Rausch, operational planner
Left to right: Kevin Forrester, sales executive; Merianne Forrester, Mariner Finance central office approval manager
Left to right: Austin King, The Pearce Group at Merrill Lynch private wealth management specialist; Taylor Mannas, Amazon process engineer
Left to right: Lexi Liu, chief of staff for Maryland Secretary of State; Ben Seigel, Deputy Comptroller of Maryland
Left to right: Zachary Silverman, realtor; Ted Silverman, co-founder/CEO/CTO; Brandon Martinez, Keller Williams director of relationships; Jerry Silverman, co-founder/executive vice president
Left to right: Donna McIntosh, Crazy Beach Boards CEO; Kristen Walega, Long & Foster realtor; Kelly M. Smith, Saia LTL Freight account executive
Left to right: Sam Scott, Blue Casa CEO; Mark Anthony Thomas, Greater Baltimore Committee CEO
Members of the Maryland Bourbon Society pose for a group photo.