Before the Mint Juleps flow and the call to post sounds at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6th, Farewell Angelina will hit the stage to entertain guests at the Sixth Annual Unbridled Eve Derby Gala on Friday evening.
Billed as a night of Southern grace, glamour, charm and hospitality at its finest, the black tie-optional event draws Louisville lovers, athletes, celebrities and racing enthusiasts to the historic Galt House Hotel from across the globe.
Playing a Kentucky Derby event has been on our bucket list since we formed Farewell Angelina,” said the band collectively. “We can’t wait to spend the day at Churchill Downs and then play the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala.”
After sound check and a quick wardrobe change, the Farewell Angelina ladies will head to Churchill Downs to take in the Longines Kentucky Oaks, America’s premier and most lucrative race for 3-year old fillies…female horses…held each year on the day before the Kentucky Derby.
All of this fun helps a number of charitable causes, including the 2016 primary beneficiary, Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that fights childhood hunger by providing needy elementary school students a backpack of food on the weekends.
Following Derby weekend, Farewell Angelina will head east for dates in Asheville, Batesville-Leesburg SC, Birmingham, Charlotte, Toccoa GA and Isle of Palms SC before returning to Nashville for a date at the City Winery.