1/31/18 – TICKETS TO THE FIRST DERBY BALL OF THE SEASON ON SALE THURSDAY

January 31, 2018. Louisville, KY. – Tickets go on sale Thursday for one of the most elegant events of the Derby season – the annual Fillies Derby Ball hosted at the Galt House on Saturday, April 14. This ball is one of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest events. It’s also the largest fundraiser for the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, KDF’s charitable arm. A portion of proceeds from the ball benefits the Foundation.

The highlight of the Derby Ball – which is planned and produced by The Fillies, Inc. – is the coronation of the Kentucky Derby Festival Queen, selected by the traditional spin-of-the-wheel. The 2018 Royal Court was announced in early January and one lucky Princess will be crowned the 2018 Festival Queen.

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary, the event promises to treat every guest like royalty. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, call to the post at 7:15, the coronation of the Queen at 7:30, all followed by dinner at 8:00. For dancing, live musical entertainment will be provided by JLOw.

Tickets are $200 each. VIP tables of 10 are also available for $2,700. Tickets include dinner and dancing. For tickets visit KDF.org or call (502) 572-3856.

Total Wine & More is the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s ball, joining Contributing Sponsor Brown-Forman Corporation. Media Sponsors are TOPS Louisville and 102.3 Jack FM.

About The Fillies, Inc.: The Fillies, Inc. was established to help support the Kentucky Derby Festival. Their mission is to organize and produce the traditional Derby Ball, coordinate the “Princess Program,” and publish the Official Derby Festival Program. Membership is limited to 250 ladies of our community.

About KDFF: The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit charity, receives and manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., its supporters and the general public. The Foundation preserves the Festival’s impact on the community by developing projects that highlight the Festival’s influence on the area’s cultural heritage. It works to further the Festival’s educational and charitable mission through exhibitions and performances.

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