The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is set to take place at the beginning of this May, and all the pieces are in place to make this year’s horse race surpass all the glitz and glamour that it has been known for in the past. Churchill Downs holds its own unique culture that it aims to instill in all of us once we walk through the gates, so it’s no surprise that they are seeking to outdo themselves when planning events and entertainment for Derby weekend.
So even though this blog is to inform you of all the excitement that you can expect when you arrive for the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, it’s more of an invitation if you will. An invitation from Derby Experiences’ to invite you to the first annual Fillies & Lilies Party featuring Wynonna and The Big Noise!
Let’s wait a moment to let that sink in. Five-time Grammy winner and Kentucky native, Wynonna Judd and her band, The Big Noise, will be making an exclusive appearance at the Fillies & Lilies Party! Now that the initial excitement has sunk in, of course you want to know what you can expect and how you can go!
The Fillies & Lilies Party featuring Wynonna and The Big Noise
The Fillies & Lilies Party will be held on May 2, the evening of the Kentucky Oaks. It will be hosted at the Kentucky Derby Museum, which is located on the grounds of Churchill Downs. This means that you will be listening to Wynonna and The Big Noise perform amidst historical Kentucky Derby exhibits set to honor America’s oldest sporting event.
And an exclusive VIP party wouldn’t be right without amazing inclusions, right?! Throughout the Fillies & Lilies Party, a premium open bar, bourbon lounge and gourmet hors d’oeurvres will be available to you. In addition, magician Matthew Furman will be in attendance to amaze you will his assortment of magic tricks and illusions!
There is no better way to get excited for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports!” Plan to end the Oaks day right and pump yourself up for the140th Kentucky Derby by spending the evening dancing with Wynonna and The Big Noise!
How to Attend the Fillies & Lilies Party
There are two ways that you can gain exclusive access to the first annual Fillies & Lilies Party with Wynonna and The Big Noise.
First, if you are already purchased your ticket package to Derby weekend, you can purchase an individual ticket to the Fillies & Lilies Party through Derby Experiences. This ticket will grant you access into the Kentucky Derby Museum and allows you to enjoy all of the complimentary inclusions.
This second option is for those of you who do not already have a ticket to Derby weekend. Derby Experiences has bundled the Fillies & Lilies Party into the Blue Grandstand ticket package (In case you didn’t already know, Derby Experiences’ is the Official Ticket Package Provider for Churchill Downs).
The Fillies & Lilies Party Package is unique because it offers access to the brand new Sunny’s Halo Lounge during the Oaks and Derby races. This means that you can enjoy these bucket list horse races from this rooftop party deck with an incredible view of the starting line and final stretch. Not to mention, just like all Derby Experiences Official Ticket Packages, you’ll have access to exclusive inclusions throughout the race days.
Sunny’s Halo Lounge offers complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the day with a gourmet lunch buffet. Plus, the lounge has simulcast TV coverage of the events taking place on the track, so you won’t miss any of the pre or post race activities.
You’ll even have the opportunity to meet a celebrity jockey in this hospitality venue!
Pair all of these inclusions up with the fact that you’ll receive a VIP Fast Access Pass to skip the lines, on-site trip directors, transportation to and from Churchill Downs, and three nights accommodations at a luxurious hotel, and there is no better way to experience the Kentucky Derby!