Unbridled releases the reins of Derby tradition May 3

Unbridled releases the reins of Derby tradition May 3


The Unbridled Eve Derby Gala is back a night of fundraising and dun for its 11th year at the Galt House Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. 

The Official Kentucky Derby Event will be held at the hotel on May 3, 2024, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until 1:30 a.m.

Unbrided Eve is an evening of southern grace, glamour, and hospitality with a charitable component and will feature a red carpet entrance with celebrities, bourbon, amazing cocktails, new mocktail bar, southern-inspired food, musical entertainment, and dancing!

Unbridled is a unique experience unhindered by the limits of a typical Derby party.

Guests can engage with music however they like. Vibe with national recording artists in the Grand Ballroom, dance to your own beat with silent disco, or take to the microphone with Full Contact Karaoke. 

Talking with Dean Norris at last year’s Unbridled Eve .

The imagination is the only limit with our specialty bars. Gala-goers can taste Unbridled exclusive drinks and professional mixologists can create any number of other concoctions. 

And Unbridled Eve celebrities aren’t tethered to a VIP area away from everyone. They drink, dine, and dance with our guests…because one of our core principles is that ALL of our guests deserve the VIP experience. 

In honor of the 150 th running of the Kentucky Derby, the gala will be offering 150 spectacular and unique auction items, as well as 150 bourbons in the new bourbon pull. You must be present to participate in the Bourbon Pull.

You do not need to be present to bid in the silent auction.

Visit Unbridled Charitable Foundation Inc – Unbridled Eve 2024 (bidpal.net) to learn

“The horses, the folks, the festivities, the elegance, and the special moments provided by the Unbridled Event, make Derby an unforgettable experience. To get to spend my birthday, on the 4th, at the Kentucky Derby is a great honor, and sure makes for a great birthday party! Thank you to the City of Louisville, the state of Kentucky, and the Yorks and their Unbridled team, for hosting us!” said Randy Travis.

 Richie Sambora – American musician, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the rock band Bon Jovi

 Marc Martel – Vocalist in “Bohemian Rhapsody” along with Freddie Mercury & Rami Malek
 Treach of Naughty by Nature – 4x Grammy Award-winning lead rapper of Naughty by Nature
 MAJOR. – 2018 Grammy Award Nominee, American soul, R&B singer-songwriter
 Skip Martin – Grammy winner, Kool & The Gang + Dazz Band
 John Elefante – Grammy-winning former lead singer of Kansas
 J.D. Shelburne – One of the fastest-rising national country music stars
 The Louisville Crashers – The best party band
 DJ 2 nd Nature
 Youth Choir from Holy Spirit School directed by Susan Johnston and Lacy Williams–
Mixed Grade Youth Choir

 Rauw Alejandro – 2024 Grammy Award Nominee, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter;
19.1M followers on Instagram, 2.7M followers on X, 15.5M followers on TikTok
 Chef Edward Lee – Award-winning chef and author
 Randy Travis – Grammy-winning country music artist
 Dean Norris – “Breaking Bad”; “Under the Dome”
 Mike Mills – Co-founder, co-lead singer R.E.M.
 Lisa Leslie – Former WNBA player, Olympic gold medalist
 Warren Moon – NFL Hall of Famer
 Madison Marsh – Miss America 2024; Active-duty U.S. Air Force
 Hanley House – Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2024
 John Schneider – "The Dukes of Hazzard"; “The Masked Singer”
 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Former NBA player/UK standout
 Johnny Edwards – Second lead singer of Foreigner
 Bob Guiney – “The Bachelor” and talk show host
 Aron Haddad – Actor/pro wrestler
 Conrad Bachmann – Actor, founder of the Louisville Film Arts Institute
 Rob Angel – Founder of Pictionary, author
 Nick Vallelonga – 2x Academy Award winner and 2x Golden Globe winner for Best
Original Screenplay and Best Picture for "Green Book"
 Harry Douglas IV – Former NFL Wide Receiver, U of L Alumni
 Festus Ezeli – Former NBA player with Golden State Warriors
 Bonnie-Jill Laflin – First female NBA scout, reporter, podcaster, and author
 Michael Colyar – comedian and actor
 Dee Dee Sorvino – Television personality & host of podcast “Drinks with Dee”
 Jean Cruguet – Former Triple Crown winner on Seattle Slew
 Larry Demeritte – First black trainer to qualify for the Kentucky Derby
 Numerous other jockeys, many with Derby Mounts
 Others to be announced

VIPS/Celebrities with Local Ties:
 Mario Urrutia – Former NFL wide receiver Kentucky Derby Festival Court
 Madalyne Kinnett – Miss Kentucky USA 2023
 MeShyia Bradshaw – Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2023
 Mackenzie Shutt – Miss Ohio USA 2023
 Dr. Ajmal Zemmar – Physician-scientist specializing in epilepsy and functional
neurosurgery at U of L. Featured in documentary "After Death"
 Chris Blandford – Kroger bourbon expert
 Shannon Burton – Former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition finalist; Victoria’s Secret
social media model influencer
 Ethan the Dog – Compassion ambassador
 Heather French Henry – Former Miss America
 Akoy Agau – Former UofL basketball player
 The McFarlands – Social media entertainers
 Valerie Combs – Pioneering U of L women’s basketball player
 Michael Bush –Former NFL running back, U of L standout
 Geneo Riley – Former NFL tight end; President of NFLPA Retired Players
 Bilal Powell – Former NFL running back
 Tonya York/Tammy York – Co-Founders, Unbridled Eve Derby Gala

To purchase tickets, visit www.unbridledeve.com or call 502.894.9768.