Celebrities to attend Unbridled Eve Gala | Events
From Amanda Nguyen
LOUISVILLE, KY - The Unbridled Eve Gala is poised to return to the Kentucky Derby Eve social scene again this year with an all-star lineup of talent announced today by hosts and sisters, Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day.
Headlined by country superstar Luke Bryan, finalist and fan favorite from NBC’sThe Voice, Nicholas David, and party dance band, The Louisville Crashers, the black tie-optional soiree will serve guests the opportunity to mingle with Hollywood and sports luminaries such as Jane Seymour (film and television actress, author), Lauren Conrad (fashion designer, author, reality star), Warren Moon (NFL Hall of Famer), Jennifer Tilly (actress), William Fichtner (The Dark Knight), PatrikaDarbo (Days of Our Lives),
Jo Dee Messina (recording artist), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Lance Bass (singer/actor), Bonnie-Jill Laflin (NBA scout, radio personality), CeCe Peniston (recording artist),Nora Roberts (author), Bob Guiney (The Bachelor), AJ Foyt (four-time Indianapolis 500 winner), Jen Hoffman (winner, The Amazing Race), Ski Johnson (Grammy Award-winning jazz recording artist), Linda Thompson (actress/songwriter), Julien R. Leparoux (champion jockey), Vicki Gunvalson (The Real Housewives of Orange County), Phil Hellmuth (World Series of Poker champion), Robert Williamson III (professional poker player).
In its second iteration, the annual Unbridled Eve Gala will be held in the beautifully renovated Grand Ballroom of The Galt House Hotel & Suites on Kentucky Derby Eve: Friday, May 3, 2013, 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., and will benefit the children’s charity Blessings in a Backpack as well as three secondary charity beneficiaries. The exclusive star-studded gala, which draws local and national business leaders, horse racing industry professionals and celebrities from film, television, music, comedy and sports, provides the best in Southern hospitality and entertainment.
“We are thrilled by how the event is shaping up this year. While last year’s inaugural event was enormously successful and set a high standard, the newest installment of Unbridled Eve will surpass expectations and offer the perfect kick-off to the ‘most exciting two minutes in sports’,” stated Hosts and sisters, Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day.
In addition to the celebrities and live musical performances, guests will have the opportunity to bid on fabulous items from the live and silent auctions including some of the most luxurious wining, dining and getaway packages in the world, while enjoying an array of premium specialty bars sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits including Four Roses, Maker’s Mark, Bulleit Bourbon, The Moët Hennessy Champagne Bar, Ketel One Vodka, Pinnacle Vodka, Barenjager Julep Bar, Constellation Wine Bars/Svedka Vodkas, Wild Turkey Russell Reserve and Wild Turkey American Honey.
For the second year, Blessings in a Backpack, a 501 C (3) non-profit organization has been chosen as the primary charity beneficiary. Blessings in a Backpack currently feeds nearly 62,000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. states and three countries - Canada, Columbia and Haiti. The unique program is designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools, feeding the future of America, one school at a time.
Unbridled Eve was founded by sisters Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day. Champion sponsors include Southern Wine and Spirits which will be kicking off the evening with a fabulous cocktail reception featuring 10 premium specialty bars serving fine wines, champagnes, bourbons, and custom cocktails, and Humana Vitality, a company that is all about living healthier and integrates rewards with health, providing the tools and support so members live healthier livesand are rewarded for making healthier choices. Place sponsors include Cigna, James Marine, Inc., Churchill Downs and the York Sisters with Show SponsorsThe Nora Roberts Foundation, celebcalls.com, and additional event partners: red7e, Vest Advertising, Barry Wooley Designs, Bella Vita Marketing, WDJX , Alex and Ani and Galt House Hotel & Suites.
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