Saturday, May 3, 2014

Unbridled Kentucky Derby Gala was a super good time...



Everybody wants to know... "Which celebrities will walk the red carpet?"


"American Idol" Season 8 winner Kris Allen, country music singer-songwriter Frankie Ballard and winner of "America's Got Talent" Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will keep the music and dancing moving throughout the evening, along with Atlanta-based DJ 2nd Nature and party band The Louisville Crashers.

Super-sexy Beth Behrs will look anything but broke when she shows up to party. The co-star of "2 Broke Girls" will be joined by cast mate Jonathan Kite.

My golfing buddy...Patrick Warburton of "Seinfeld," "Men in Black," "Rules of Engagement" and voice of some of your favorite animated characters,

One of the most recognizable voices on radio — Rick Dees.

Jackie Gleason's grandson, actor Jason Patric, will walk the red carpet

Michael Gladis from "Mad Men." "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" actor and rapper Ice T and his wife, Coco, are coming too.

Mark Sanchez, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles; NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon;Chris Canty, defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens; University of Louisville's Luke Hancock; a slew of jockeys, including one of three living Triple Crown winners, Jean Cruguet (Seattle Slew); and Kentucky's own Olympian, Dallas Robison.

Derby enthusiast Nick Ferrara helped me with hosting duties.

Nora Roberts and the creator of Pictionary, Rob Angel. Or chat with Dan and Lori Dougherty. The couple own Ride on Curlin, Calvin Borel's horse this Derby. Lori Dougherty is also on the Unbridled Eve planning committee.

The "most popular bartender in the nation," according to GQ Magazine, Gary Gruver will be mixing cocktails.

The renovated Grand Ballroom of the Galt House Hotel was beautifully decorated.

Guests had room for dinner, dancing and desserts, and may want to sing karaoke with a live band or have party pics snapped in a digital photo-booth.

Jim Beam's grandson, Fred Noe, auctioned off a barrel of Knob Creek bourbon. Football great Moon will host a Super Bowl Seattle Seahawks package, which was sold, and there was fantastic trips and tickets to events like the Golden Globes and locations such as Bora Bora and Italy.