Do Derby Right: Pick Your Party

The Barnstable Brown Party

If you’re familiar with the Kentucky Derby then chances are you’re familiar with the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala. The event is co-hosted by twin sisters Patricia and Priscilla, whom were brought to fame as the Doublemint twins. The black-tie soiree is held in the heart of the Highlands home of Patricia Barnstable. For more than two decades, A-list celebrities have continued to make their way to one of the most coveted tickets of Derby weekend.

Past Celebrity Guests Include:
Brooke Shields, Nick Lachey, Paris Hilton, Tom Brady, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Price: $1,250 per person
Time: 8 p.m.
Invitation Only

The Julep

The scene of the 2011 Julep Ball.

The eve before the greatest two minutes in sports, The Julep is a gala you won’t want to miss. This gala offers guests a grandiose Derby experience, complete with a red carpet entrance, so everyone feels like a celebrity. This evening is also about recognizing the ground-breaking achievements of the James Brown Graham Cancer Center.
On behalf of “The Julep,” Mary F and Ed Glasscock, honorary chairs of the events, have announced this year’s celebrity guests thus far include:
Actor David Arquette, “Glee” star Max Adler, Cynthia Bailey, from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Jeff Lewis from Bravo’s “Flipping Out,” Fashion designer Christian Siriano, New York publicist Kelly Cutrone from Bravo’s “Kell on Earth,” Zachary Tyler Bryan, star of “Home Improvement.”

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Price: Dinner & Dancing $500
Dancing Only $100
For ticket and information, visit

Unbridled Eve

This year marks the inaugural event for Unbridled Eve hosted by sisters Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day. This black-tie optional event will be held at the Galt House in the Archibald Cochran Ballroom. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with a red carpet entrance, specialty bars, silent and live auction while listening to music by Alabama’s Randy Owen and his band, as well as DJ 2nd Nature, while supporting benefiting charity Blessings in a Backpack.

Celebrity Guests Include:
Bob Guiney, Warren Moon, Nora Roberts, Bonnie-Jill Laflin

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Price: $500 per person
Time: 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
For ticket and information, visit

Taste of Derby

Taste of Derby 2011 was held in the atrium of Slugger Field.What a great way to kick off your Derby weekend at the third annual Taste of Derby. This event held at the Louisville Executive Aviation Hanger at Bowman Field, celebrates cuisine from racetracks all over the country. Chefs from each destination prepare their signature dish and pair them with palatable wines. Guest will enjoy live music while mingling with horseracing celebrities and Hollywood celebrities with partial proceeds benefiting hunger relief organizations.

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Price: $325 per person
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
For ticket information, call 866.834.8663.

The Rose Collar Soiree

On Oak’s Eve, David Son and Kate Kimsey will host the second annual Rose Collar Soiree held in the heart of St. Matthews at Majids, 3930 Chenoweth Square. Rose Collar will help raise money while bringing awareness in India for victims of sex trafficking. Guest will enjoy a five-course dinner and the Rose Lounge will be open until 1 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Price: $125 for Dinner & Lounge;
Lounge Only is $50 in advance; $75 at the door
Time: 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
For tickets and information visit, or call 502.540.1211.

Jocktails at the Derby

There’s no better way to kick off the Kentucky Derby than joining J Wagner Group and Woodford Reserve at Jocktails at the Derby. Kentucky Derby jockeys will serve as the evening’s bartenders; all proceeds are donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The event is Wednesday, May 2, at Prime Lounge, 106 W. Main St., beginning with an invite-only private reception at 7 p.m. The event will open to the public at 10 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Price: $10 donation beginning at 10 p.m.
Time: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Invite Only
10 p.m. open to the public

The Marriott Oaks Bourbon Brunch

Celebrity chef and NBC’s “Minute to Win It” host Guy Fierri will return to host the fourth annual Louisville Marriott Downtown Oaks Bourbon Brunch benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will be co-chaired by Univerisity of Louisville Head Football Coach Charlie Strong and his wife Victoria. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this wonderful event for such a worthy cause.

Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Price: $150 per person or $1500 for a table
Time: 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For ticket information, call 502.629.KIDS or visit

The Darrell Griffith Foundation All-Star Celebrity Affair

Trevor Joelson and Darrell Griffith.Saturday evening doesn’t have to come to an end after the running of the Kentucky Derby. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in The Darrell Griffith Foundation All-Star Celebrity Derby Party. There will be a live performance by Miguel, also featuring DJ Kid Capri at the Kentucky International Convention Center Cascade Ballroom.

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Price: $75 per person; VIP tickets $135;
Table of 10: $1,000; VIP Table of 4: $800; VIP Couch for 4 seats: $1, 200.
For ticket information call 502.457.6896.

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    This party will be off that as usual!!!