LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned country music artist Clint black will headline the fourth annual Fillies & Lilies Party on Friday, May 5th. Taking place on the grounds of Churchill Downs® at the Kentucky Derby® Museum, Fillies & Lillies is one of the most prominent social events of Derby week in Louisville.
The public is invited to join Derby Experiences, the Official Package Provider to Churchill Downs, for a night of fine-dining cuisine, drinks and entertainment. Doors to the Fillies & Lilies Party will open at 7:30 p.m., just after the final race of the Kentucky Oaks® program.
Held annually, the Fillies & Lilies party has featured a host of celebrities in the past, including Pro Football Hall of Famers Warren Moon, Thurman Thomas and Shannon Sharpe, who attended last year's event, and were on hand to take pictures and sign autographs with guests. Jockey Johnny Velasquez, the leading money-earning jockey in the history of the sport, attended the party in 2015.
The Fillies & Lilies Party will feature premium open bars, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a bourbon lounge and gourmet food stations as attendees enjoy the allure of the Kentucky Derby Museum and its exhibits depicting the history of America's oldest continuously held sporting event.
"Fillies & Lillies is one of the exciting, star-studded parties during Derby weekend that make the Kentucky Derby not just America's greatest horse race, but also one of the most exciting entertainment events in the world," said Ryan Jordan, General Manager of Churchill Downs.
Tickets for the Fillies & Lilies party are available at $599 per person at DerbyExperiences.com or by calling 888-384-7088.
A multi-million selling mega-star, Clint Black has released nine studio albums, with twenty-two number-one hits. Winner of honors in his career from the Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, The Grammys, and the American Music Awards, Black began his own record label, Equity Music Group, in 2003.
"The Fillies & Lilies Party is a very intimate party with only 500-600 people in attendance," said Brian Learst, CEO of QuintEvents. "Having an entertainer like Clint Black perform for such a small audience is a very special experience which is what the Derby Experiences program is all about."
More than 160,000 fans will attend the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby at historic Churchill Downs Racetrack on Saturday, May 6th. Known as, "The Greatest two-minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby is the longest continuously held sporting event in North America and the premier race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds.
About Churchill Downs Racetrack Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, KY, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 6, 2017. The track has hosted the Breeders' Cup World Championships eight times. Information is available at www.ChurchillDowns.com.
Derby Experiences, the Official Experience Package Provider to Churchill Downs, is a partnership between Churchill Downs and QuintEvents of Charlotte, NC. The Derby Experiences program is unique because it provides fans with a secure buying platform, rather than ticket brokers or secondary market channels that can be risky and uncertain. All ticket and hospitality packages come direct from Churchill Downs. Information on Official Ticket Packages is available at DerbyExperiences.com, or by calling 888.384.7088.
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