About Unbridled Eve

Come experience a night of Southern grace, glamour, charm and hospitality at its finest during the sixth annual Unbridled Eve Derby Gala

Held on Derby Eve, this black tie-optional event begins with an amazing cocktail reception featuring fantastic specialty bars serving fine wines, champagnes, bourbons, vodkas and custom cocktails provided by Champion sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits brand partners.

Mingle with celebs and other VIPs from the sports, music, TV, movie, poker, literary and horse racing worlds after their red carpet entrance. We expect more than 30 special celebrity guests to join us this year.

Impressive silent auction items will be offered, as well as some incredible live auction items—which in the past have included a VIP Indy 500 experience, private poker lesson with poker legend Phil Hellmuth, tickets to the LA Lakers Owners’ Box for a game, a Masters golf package and more!

You will enjoy a gourmet dinner in the stunningly decorated Galt House Hotel Grand Ballroom, enjoy a variety of live entertainment provided by celebrity musical guests, and dancing to the always crowd-pleasing Louisville Crashers and DJ Second Nature.

The Unbridled Eve Derby Gala is a world-class event that you will want to make an annual Derby weekend tradition!

All of this fun helps a number of charitable causes, including the 2016 primary beneficiary, Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that fights childhood hunger by providing needy elementary school students a backpack of food on the weekends.

The Unbridled Charitable Foundation© and the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala© were founded by Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day. Their experience in creating world-class non-profit and charity events is vast and successful.

We hope to see you at Unbridled Eve 2017!

To purchase tickets or a table, email Peggy Koch (or call 502-894-9768) or Tonya York Dees (or call 502-419-6370).