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Don't miss the last Downs After Dark of 2016 with Bourbon, Bets and Bow ties.

Nightlife meets thrilling racing! Drink a cocktail, listen to live music, and watch racing under the lights at Downs After Dark. General admission is $10, and reserved ticketing starts at just $25.

Bourbon, Bets & Bow Ties is the theme for the evening and is an opportunity to celebrate the best of the south including bourbon, thoroughbred racing and fashion. We will infuse a contemporary, yet timeless Southern style into everything from food to music and decor.

Event Highlights Include:

Bourbon Bar in the Plaza Serving Specialty Cocktails

Food Trucks Serving Dishes Featuring Woodford Reserve: Boss Hog BBQ, 502 Cafe, Pollo, Red Top Gourmet Hot Dogs

Woodford Reserve Craft Cocktail Demonstrations

Special Guests from The Frazier History Museum

Wagering 101 Tent in the Plaza

Bet or No Bet presented by Thorntons

Churchill Downs Pop-up Shop with Bow Tie Tying Stations

BEN SOLLEE - 7:15-9:00 PM

A Kentucky-born cellist and composer, Ben’s music can be heard in film and on TV Shows like ABC’s Parenthood and HBO’s Weeds. He has been praised by the New York Times and has been invited to perform and speak at a number of festivals including South by Southwest Music (2011) and TEDx San Diego (2012).

LINKIN' BRIDGE - 9:30-10:45 PM

Louisville natives Big Rome, Montre Davis, Shon China Lacy, and Ekoe Alexanda make up the musical group Linkin' Bridge.They are best known for their warm harmonies and emotional performances, hoping to unite the world through music and love

General admission is $10, and reserved ticketing starts at just $25. Patrons must be 18 years of age with ID to enter or with a legal guardian if under 18.

New Featured Products:

Party For A Purpose held in the Grandstand Area to benefit the Forecastle Foundation. Enjoy sounds from local DJ Matt Anthony and internationally acclaimed Red Bull Thre3style World Champion DJ Hedspin, craft cocktails and a dance floor that overlooks the track. VIP Cabanna Access includes Full premium bar at $59 and General Party Access is $15. Visit for more info

Original Makers Club Courtyard Lounge: Enjoy the Sport of Kings trackside from Section 119 Courtyard. Guests will enjoy live music, regionally inspired small plate style fare, beer, wine and Woodford Reserve cocktails. Ticket price is $150 and is limited to 275 guests. Visit for more info
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