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The Kentucky Society of Washington will once again host the Bluegrass Inaugural Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park on January 19th, 2013.  It has been named an “Editor’s Pick” by the Washington Post in 2013, 2009 and 2005 and called "the greatest Ball of all time."

 

The Ball’s Kentucky inspired menu will be designed and created by Chef Edward Lee, proprietor of the acclaimed 610 Magnolia restaurant in Louisville and an alumnus of the popular “Iron Chef America” and “Top Chef” television programs.

 

The Ball will also feature an exclusive bourbon tasting with seven legendary members of the Kentucky Distillers' Association and its prestigious Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. The Kentucky’s distillers that will be on-hand to share their premium single barrel and small batch Bourbons: Bulleit, Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.

 

The Bluegrass Ball will be emceed by Phyllis George, former Miss America and First Lady of Kentucky, and her daughter Pamela Brown, a Kentucky native and popular local TV reporter for ABC News Channel 8.

 

Guests will receive gift bags of Kentucky Proud souvenirs and products, including a special KDA Kentucky Bourbon rocks glass to commemorate the event, Bourbon balls and keepsake items from participating distilleries.

 

Ticket Holders: No hard copy tickets will be mailed out in advance of the Bluegrass Ball 2013. Upon arrival at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, please proceed to the Bluegrass Ball Check-In Desk to sign in, receive your wrist band and your seating tickets. ALL guests must show valid government issued picture ID. All guests will be required to wear wristband to gain access to the Bluegrass Ball and Reception.

 

               6:30 pm - The Reception and Bourbon Experience
               8:00 pm - Dinner
               10:00 pm - Dancing

 

We hope you will join us for this magical evening to remember! For questions please contact bluegrassballtickets@gmail.com.

 

TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED.

   

 

SPONSORS:

 

Winner’s Circle

Kentucky Distillers' Association

 

Unbridled Spirit

Beam, Inc.

Brown-Forman

Duke Energy

 

Silver Julep Cup

Altria

American Chemistry Council

DHL

Express Scripts

Mac and Michele-Anne Riley

UPS

 

Bluegrass Host

Eastern Kentucky University

DMI

McCarthy Strategic Solutions

 

Patron

CropLife America

    

     

 

         

GIFT BAG SPONSORS:

 

Ale-8-1 - http://ale8one.com

Art Eatables - http://www.arteatables.com

Benita McCoy Lyons - http://www.kentuckyscratchcooking.com

Commonwealth of Kentucky - http://kentucky.gov

The Coca-Cola Company - http://www.coca-colacompany.com

Danville Convention and Visitors Bureau - http://www.betterindanville.com

KD's Homemade Barbeque Sauce - http://kdsbbqsauce.com

Kentucky Derby Festival - http://kdf.org

Kentucky Distillers’ Association - http://kybourbon.com

Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau - http://www.visitlex.com

Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau - http://www.gotolouisville.com

National Corvette Museum - http://www.corvettemuseum.org

Owensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau - http://visitowensboro.com

Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau - http://www.paducah.travel

Red River Gorge and Living Archaeology Weekend - http://www.livingarchaeologyweekend.org

Rocko's Rewards - http://www.rockosrewards.com

WAMU Radio Bluegrass Country - http://bluegrasscountry.org

 

 

Additional thanks to First Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Heath Seymour, Seymour Studios.

 

 

CHEF EDWARD LEE:       

 

2009 BLUEGRASS BALL COVERAGE:

 

 

Source:  Access Hollywood

Source:  http://www.accesshollywood.com/muhammad-ali-salutes-barack-obama-at-inaugural-soiree_article_13142

 

Press regarding previous Bluegrass Balls:

The Washington Post

Access Hollywood

Kentucky Ag Connection

The Courier Journal

Business First

GoToLouisville.com

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

 

All media attendees must RSVP prior to event for security purposes. Please contact Kaelan Hollon at presskentuckysociety@gmail.com for media credentials.

 

 

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