You can do just that on Friday, May 4 at The Galt House. It’s the seventh-annual Unbridled Eve Derby Gala, an Official Kentucky Derby Event and star-studded gala that draws local and national business leaders, horse-racing industry professionals and celebrities from film, television, music, comedy and sports.
Proceeds from the Gala go to help good causes: Blessings in a Backpack (which provides needy elementary school students a backpack of food on the weekends) and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at Fund for the Arts (which supports a range of arts organizations).
The evening will include several musical performances. Those scheduled include:
- Linkin’ Bridge – from the West End of Louisville and best known for their appearances on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent
- Sir Mix-a-Lot – Grammy-winning American rapper and recording producer, known for his hit song “Baby Got Back.”
- Reggie Calloway, founder of Midnight Star – Grammy-winning songwriter and top music producer, hit writer, musician and artist
- Thompson Square – country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson
- Dennis Quaid – award-winning actor
- Mike Mills – co-founder and co-lead singer of E.M.
- The Louisville Crashers – band out of Louisville that plays covers and their original songs across the country
- DJ 2nd Nature – energizing audio and visual performances that feature mash-ups of the best in pop culture
Joining you for the fun will be celebrities from the worlds of art, movies, music, and professional sports, such as:
- Mira Sorvino – Oscar and Golden Globe-winning Actress.
- Christopher Backus – actor, director and screenwriter
- Keith Robinson – actor (Dreamgirls) and musical artist
- Paul Sorvino – actor (Goodfellas, Law & Order), opera singer, writer and sculptor
- Jesse Spencer – Australian actor and musician known for House and Chicago Fire
- Kevin Olusola – three-time Grammy winner with the vocal band Pentatonix from Louisville.
- Lou Gossett, Jr. –best known for his Oscar-winning role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman
- Jenni “J-Woww” Farley – television personality from reality series Jersey Shore
- Patrick Schwarzenegger – actor and model and elder son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
- Victoria Justice – actress, singer who rose to fame on Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 and Victorious
- Ray Liotta – movie and television actor, best known for his role as Henry Hill in Goodfellas and Field of Dreams. Currently starring in Shades of Blue with Jennifer Lopez.
- Bob Guiney – contestant on the first season of The Bachelorette and the fourth season of The Bachelor. He regularly appears on The Today Show.
- Nora Roberts – bestselling author of more than 225 romance novels. She also writes as J. D. Robb for the Death series.
- Rob Angel – Creator of Pictionary
- Coach Bobby Petrino – Uof L Head Football Coach
- Luke Hancock – former University of Louisville basketball player, named Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
- Warren Moon – NFL Hall of Famer who played the majority of his career with the Houston Oilers
- Bilal Powell – football running back for the New York Jets of the NFL
- Antonio Brown – football wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL
- James O’Shaughnessy – football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL
- Kenny Moore Jr. – football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL
- Brian Winters – football offensive guard for the New York Jets of the NFL
- Rontez Miles – football strong safety for the New York Jets of the NFL
- Mario Urrutia – former NFL wide receiver.
- Joe Johnson – former University of Louisville “All American” football player who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1994
- Steve Elkington – two-time winner of the PGA Player Championship, formerly on the PGA Tour, currently on the PGA Tour Champions.
- Bonnie Jill Lafflin – actress, model, television personality, sportscaster, and NBA scout for the Los Angeles Lakers
- Allison Williams – ESPN reporter working Saturday college football games and Big Monday college basketball games.
- Wes Henderson – Founder and Chief Innovations Officer of Angel’s Envy
- Al Young – brand ambassador and resident historian of Four Roses
- Jean Cruguet – Triple Crown-winning jockey on Seattle Slew
- Victor Espinoza – three-time Kentucky Derby winner and 2015 Triple Crown winning jockey on American Pharoah
Your hosts for the evening will be:
- Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day (Hosts and Co-Founders, Unbridled Eve Derby Gala)
- Ben Jackey (Unbridled Eve Gala Red Carpet)
- Julie Smith (Unbridled Eve Gala Red Carpet)
- Nick Ferrara (Unbridled Eve Gala Emcee)
WHERE AND WHEN
When: Friday, May 4, 2018
Media Check-in: 6:00 p.m.
Red carpet: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Reception: 7:00 p.m.
Gala: 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Where: The Galt House Hotel & Suites
140 N 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202
To purchase tickets, please visit www.unbridledeve.com and click on “Purchase Unbridled Tickets,” call 502.894.9768 or email [email protected]. Individual ticket prices start at $1,250. Dance Party only tickets are available for $350 (10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.)