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Celebrate 10 Years of Silks in the Bluegrass

Silks in the Bluegrass, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is Operation Open Arms’ largest annual fundraising event. Held the night before one of the nation’s most popular spectator events, Silks is an energy-packed evening where guests can sample some of the Bluegrass’s finest bourbons, plus enjoy cigar rolling and the Best Dance Band of Derby weekend. Keeping with the Derby excitement, this year’s event will be held at the Historic Locust Grove providing a beautiful backdrop for what will be a magical evening.

Silks Derby Eve Bash 8pm-12am

Dancing and Drinks

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Silks in the Bluegrass 7pm-12am

Dinner, Cocktails and admission to Silks Derby Eve Bash

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Silks in the Bluegrass is the most significant fundraising event for Operation Open Arms and is critical for its current and future success. This premier event supports our organization’s mission, programming and vision.

2018 Silks in the Bluegrass will take place at the gorgeous Locust Grove and feature a seated dinner and cocktails followed the dance party of the year, Silks Derby Eve Bash!

To become a sponsor or for more information, please contact Sharon Neville at 502-681-4255 or sharon@oparms.org.

Want to Join the Party for Free?

Want to join the party for FREE? Create a team on Eventbrite and get 10 others to join your team to receive a free ticket to the event! Some restrictions apply. Please contact us if you have any questions. Download instructions here.

For more information, please contact Sharon Neville at 502-681-4255 or sharon@oparms.org.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

Meet the Band

The Perfect 10 Band is one of Atlanta’s hottest party bands. Come party, dance and drink with one of the hottest shows this side of the Mississippi. You will not want to leave the dance floor during their dynamic performance.

Our Amazing Sponsors

In this 10th anniversary, we would like to thank our faithful sponsors who believe in the work that we do. Interested in Sponsorship?

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The Zoeller Family

Irv Bailey

Shari Hagan

J. Rodgers Badgett Foundation

Mac and Eileen Brown

Jean Frazier


Silks Sponsor ($8,500)

Receives Statewide and program recognition , 24 tickets for Opening Night, Churchill Downs, Saturday April 28th. Priority seating for 10 at Silks in the Bluegrass for cocktails and dinner followed by free admission to Silks Derby Eve bash for cocktails and dancing.

Derby Sponsor ($5,000)

Receives priority seating for 10 at Silks in the Bluegrass for cocktails and dinner, followed by free admission to Silks Derby Eve Bash for cocktails and dancing. Statewide media and program recognition. (A donation processing fee of $275.99 will be added to your donation)

Oaks Sponsor ($2,500)

Receives program recognition and a table for 10 at Silks in the Bluegrass for cocktails and dinner, followed by free admission to Silks Derby Eve Bash for cocktails and dancing.

Try the Silks Smash

We are excited to announce the arrival of our signature drink, created especially for our event, the Silks Smash. Served at Silks in a souvenir glass.

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Moments from 2017!

Come and join us for the best party in town! Buy your ticket here.