If you are looking for a great Derby party where you can see celebrities, dance to one of the hottest bands around, enjoy a premium open bar that includes the best bourbons in the world, and feast on a great selection of bourbon themed food, we’ve found your party… Jim Beam’s Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash presented by Draft Kings.
The event is hosted by Hall of Fame basketball Coach Denny Crum, and poker professional Robert Williamson III on Oaks Eve (April 30) at The Olmsted in Louisville, Kentucky and is much more than a poker tournament.
Guests will enjoy a premium open bar, food stations, live music by Tony & The Tanlines and more,
In addition, this year marks the 35-year anniversary of Coach Crum’s 1980 National Basketball Championship. Several members from the 1980 team will be on hand and there will be a special airing of the championship game from 7:00 – 8:00, as well as limited edition bottles of Jim Beam and posters commemorating the team.
“We are really excited about this years event,” Commented G. Douglas Dreisbach, Southern Gaming’s General Manager and event producer. “We have one of the hottest party bands in the country, the best bourbon in the world and a great group of Derby fans, celebrities and athletes all coming together for a great cause.”
WHAT: Southern Gaming Magazine’s Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash, sponsored by Jim Beam and DraftKings, returns to the Derby week party scene for the eighth consecutive year. Hosted by Hall of Fame Coach Denny Crum and poker professional, Robert Williamson III, the star-studded event has hosted an array of celebrity guests including Jane Seymour (actress), Jennifer Tilly (Actress), Ron White (Comedian), Nora Roberts (Best-selling author), Warren Moon (Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback), Jonathan Kite (Actor/Comedian – 2 Broke Girls), Robby Albarado (Derby Jockey), Bob Guiney (The Bachelorette), and many more.
Guests will enjoy a premium open bar, food stations, bourbon tastings and live music by Tony and The Tanlines.
WHO WILL BE THERE?
- Denny Crum – Event Host & Hall of Fame Basketball Coach
- Robert Williamson, III – Event Host & Poker Champion
- Warren Moon (NFL Star)
- Nora Roberts (Best selling author)
- Robby Albarado (Future Hall of Fame & Derby Jockey)
- Darrell Griffith (NBA Professional and UofL Star from 1980 Championship team)
- Troy Hanson (Professional Racecar Driver)
- Luke Hancock (Former UofL basketball star)
- Mario Urrutia (NFL Player and former UofL football Star)
- Cheech Marin (Actor)
- Ruben Studdard (American Idol)
- Kris Allen (American Idol)
- Bob Guiney (TV Personality – Bachelor)
- Diego Klattenhoff (actor – The Blacklist)
- Claire Foriani (Actress – Meet Joe Black)
- Scooter McCray (1980 UofL National Championship Team Member)
- Wiley Brown (1980 UofL National Championship Team Member)
- Jerry Eaves (1980 UofL National Championship Team Member)
- Tony Branch (1980 UofL National Championship Team Member)
- Greg Deuser (1980 UofL National Championship Team Member)
- Roger Burkman (1980 UofL National Championship Team Member)
- Jerry Jones (Asst. Coach for 1980 UofL National Championship Team)
- Jerry May (Trainer for 1980 UofL National Championship Team)
- …and more!
This year’s event will also celebrate the 35-year anniversary of UofL’s 1980 National Championship with a special viewing of the title game with Coach Crum and members of the team including Scooter McCray, Wiley Brown, Roger Burkman, Jerry Eaves, Tony Branch, Greg Deuser, coach Jerry Jones, team trainer Jerry Eaves and more.
Limited edition items will also be available including special commemorative bottles of Jim Beam Black commemorating the championship. a at the event and members of the team are expected to attend.
WHEN IS IT?
- Thursday, April 30th
- 7:00 – Door Open – (Poker registration starts at 6:00)
- 7:00 – Special Viewing of 1980 UofL National Championship Game
- 8:30 – Tony & The Tanlines take the stage.
WHERE IS IT?
The Olmsted at the Masonic Homes
3701 Frankfort Avenue – Louisville, KY 40206
HOW MUCH IS IT?
Tickets are $100 each (or 10 for $750) and poker buy-ins are $550 (Includes party ticket) and can be purchased at www.DerbyPokerParty.com or by calling Blessings in a Backpack at 1-800-872-4366 Ext. 103 thru April 24th.
Tickets available for purchase at the entrance of the event.
WHO DOES IT BENEFIT?