Glitz and glamour were on stage for Unbridled Eve Derby Gala event

Wynonna Judd at Unbridled Eve – photo by Leslie Meyer
Last night, the Fifth Annual Unbridled Eve Gala was held at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. The Official Kentucky Derby Event is an exclusive star-studded gala which draws local and national business leaders, horse racing industry professionals and celebrities from film, television, music, comedy and sports.

From the world class cocktail reception, to dinner, dancing, live musical performances, and a spectacular silent auction, Unbridled Eve offered the best in Southern hospitality, elegance and entertainment. 

Celebrities on hand included Miss America, Betty Cantrell, Bob Guiney, Mark Sanchez, Mike Mills, Sam Boyd, Mira Sorvino, Von Miller, Warren Moone, and Zach Lindsey.

Entertainment stretched a broad spectrum of country to pop to rock. Kentucky native, Wynonna Judd, opened the event with her powerful vocal prowless. Grammy-nominated singer, Robin Thicke, provided the dance groove, while John Elefante adn Dennis DeYoung brought in the rocking sound to the stage.

All of this fun ultimately goes to help numerous great causes, including five year beneficiary, Blessings in a Backpack. It is an organization that fights childhood hunger by providing needy elementary school students a backpack of food on the weekends. A portion of proceeds will also go to fourteen other non-profit organizations.

The Unbridled Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Unbridled Eve were founded by Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day.

Jessica Blankenship

Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians.  Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County's Ten Under 40 Award Recipients.  In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky.  She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more.  Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.

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