This legendary party is one of the best you will ever attend!
According to the The Salonniere list of Top 100 Best Party Hosts in the Nation, “Patricia Barnstable-Brown’s (Louisville), Kentucky Derby party has been called one of the ten best parties in the world.“ October, 2015.
Celebrities have gathered for decades to celebrate “Derby Eve” at the sweeping Highlands mansion of Patricia Barnstable-Brown. Butlers roam the decorated and stately grounds with champagne and cocktail trays among guests in black ties and long evening gowns. A full bar and gourmet buffet dinner are served as well.
The entertainment can vary based on who decides to hop onstage! Spontaneous performances from Kid Rock, Graham Nash, the Backstreet Boys and Miranda Lambert have wowed guests such as Aaron Rogers, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Brady and Luke Bryan…you never know who will be there or what will happen! Every year this thrilling gala becomes more extravagant.
Fans line the streets to catch a glimpse of “Kentucky Derby Glamour” as limos and private cars drop off the lucky few attending this premier charity event for Diabetes Research. Celebrities, locals, royalty, politicians, horse racing insiders and media outlets from all over the globe make sure to never miss the Barnstable-Brown Gala! Mix and mingle with celebs as you dance the night away. Known for its amazing live music, famous guests and whimsical themes, this party also features great food and lots of liquor service late into the wee hours of the night, making for a magical Derby Eve!
- Invitation/General Seating Admission *Reserved seating available for an upgrade fee
- Open Bar
- Gourmet Buffet Meal
- Date: Friday, May 5
- Time: 8PM
- Location: Barnstable-Brown Mansion, The Highlands
- Dress Code: Black Tie
- Price: $1075 per person
Transportation: It is highly recommended to obtain private transportation to this event as it is a red-carpet entrance and parking is not permitted in the neighborhood. Check out our transportation options here or call the office for details.
Taste of Derby
The “Taste of Derby” is a fun, upscale party to kick off your Derby Week that features food, fashion, fine wine and other assorted beverage pairings. Award-winning chefs from major racing cities, such as New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and Los Angeles present regional and specialty dishes for attendees to enjoy and savor. Celebrities, horse racing insiders and guests sample a vast array of delicious food and unique, interesting beverage pairings while socializing with thoroughbred racing enthusiasts and listening to live entertainment. A perfect way to start off your Derby experience!
- Ticket to Taste of Derby
- Red Carpet entry, 7PM
- Food & Wine Tastings until 10PM
- Open Bar until 11PM
- Complimentary Valet Service
- Date: Thursday, May 4
- Time: 7PM
- Location: KFC Yum! Center
- Dress Code: Cocktail Attire
- Price: $225