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Derby may be delayed, but the show will go on for the 9th annual event – but thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be shortened to 90-minutes and online. 

At least for now. The real event has been moved to Friday, Sept. 4 – the new Derby Eve (for this year) at the Galt House. 

The Unbridled Eve Charitable Foundation, Inc. invites the world to join celebs, singers and friends for the inaugural “Unbridled QuarantEve Party On! Line,” Friday, May 1, at 9 p.m. on the Unbridled Eve Facebook page.

The stream is open to the public.

The attire is, well, relaxed. This is a black-tie optional, gown optional, shoes optional, make up optional, and pants optional affair. We welcome everyone to dance like nobody’s watching – because they’re not!

Television personality Bob Guiney will emcee the 90-minute show.

Scheduled appearances by Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon, music artists Mark McGrath, JD Shelburne, Linkin’ Bridge, and The Crashers, Grammy winner Skip Martin and more.

Expect other surprise pop-ins from long-time celebrity Unbridled Eve ambassadors as well. DJ Joe Dubb will spin some familiar dance tunes together with live performances from past Unbridled musical acts.

Champion Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits will also share unique drink recipes made only for the Unbridled Eve Gala.

“Celebrating Derby and Louisville is in our DNA, so we were going to party this week, one way or another,” said Unbridled Eve Gala co-founders Tonya York and Tammy York Day. “This horrible pandemic has taken so much from every citizen in some way. I hope that, for at least one night, we can bring some joy and hope during this difficult time.”

This Friday would have marked Unbridled’s ninth gala.

However, plans changed when the 146th Kentucky Derby was pushed back to September due to COVID-19 health concerns. The Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. moved its event to the new Derby Eve, September 4, 2020. The top shelf night of glitz and glamour will take place at the Galt House Hotel.

In keeping with the Unbridled spirit, the QuarantEve Party On! Line will give attendees the chance to give back.

Just click on the link you will find on the Unbridled website unbridledeve.com/party-online or go to our Facebook live page @unbridledeve. 

Each year, the Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. supports Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that fights childhood hunger by providing needy elementary school students a backpack of food on the weekends as well as various other non-profits.

Beneficiaries will also include the Apron, Inc. and Operation Homefront.