Thoroughbred Charities Of America Named Co-Charitable Beneficiary Of Rockin’ Derby Eve

As the world reopens and excitement builds for Kentucky Derby 148, Paristown has just come out of the starting gate with the announcement of their inaugural Rockin’ Derby Eve, presented by Woodford Reserve. The newest, coolest, star-studded Derby Eve party will be an event unlike any other, and will feature a not-to-be missed performance from country music recording artist, Jake Owen, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds benefitting the Norton Healthcare Foundation’s Derby Divas, as well as Thoroughbred Charities of America.

“We will be tenting and showcasing the entire Paristown seven-acre Cultural Arts and Entertainment District for this Rockin’ Derby Eve extravaganza,” said Steve Smith, Managing Partner of Paristown.

Tickets will be limited to just 1,000 VIP guests who will be greeted with champagne as they enter Christy’s Garden which will be transformed into an extraordinary outdoor garden party with all food and beverage included with VIP admission. After the garden party, guests will be treated to an up close and personal Jake Owen concert in Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, a state-of-the-art music venue that just opened in 2019.

Rockin’ Derby Eve, presented by Woodford Reserve will be Jake Owen’s first appearance at the Kentucky Derby. The country music singer, songwriter, dedicated philanthropist, and actor has achieved superstar status with a whopping 21 singles, nine of which reached #1 on the U.S. Country Music Charts. The Jake Owen Foundation is a nationally active charitable organization, with a local approach. According to Owen, he is committed to helping people in the places they call home.

“Attending the Kentucky Derby has always been a bucket-list item for me, and when I learned of the two charities right here in this community who will benefit, I definitely wanted to be part of this very special Derby Eve party,” Owen said. “We are going to have a “rockin” good time while we raise some money for two great causes who definitely call Louisville, Kentucky home.”

Now in its 15th year, Norton Healthcare Foundation’s Derby Divas has identified a pocket of need in the Louisville community and has continually strived to fill it.

“There are so many people who are underserved and disconnected from care,” said Lynnie Meyer, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Norton Healthcare. “These funds will help support important initiatives like our Mobile Prevention Center, so we can meet people where they are and help with early detection of breast cancer.”

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) funds and facilitates the support of Thoroughbreds and the people who care for them.

According to Erin Crady, Executive Director of TCA: “Thoroughbreds are incredibly versatile and can move into a variety of second careers upon retirement from racing.”

Over the past 31 years, TCA has provided over $25 million in grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations. TCA’s grant recipients work to provide health and human services to backstretch and farm employees, Thoroughbred aftercare, equine research, and equine-assisted therapy.

“After a full day at Churchill Downs on Oaks Day and the customary focus on fashion for Derby Day, we decided to make Rockin’ Derby Eve a casual, country chic event where our guests can be treated to world-class service as they kick up their heels in comfort in jeans and cowboy boots if they wish,” Smith said. “We believe a breezy, Kentucky debonair celebration will be a welcome break from the traditional gala attire required at other Derby events.”

Rockin’ Derby Eve is presented by Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon of Kentucky Derby 148. To learn more about becoming a founding sponsor of Rockin’ Derby Eve in Paristown, contact Joey Wagner at:

VIP tickets are $850 and include admission to the garden party, all food and beverage, and the Jake Owen concert. Tickets are limited to 1,000 and are available beginning October 28th at

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