Hats, Bowties & Bourbon

2018 Derby City Nupes Derby Day Party

Saturday May 5th | Event from 4 - 7pm

On behalf of the Louisville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. welcome to the official website of the 2018 Derby Day Party. The event will be held at Garden Court (1044 Alta Vista Rd, Louisville, KY 40205). This event is like none other on the planet and we are happy that you are joining us for our first day party. DJ Nerdboi will be on the 1's & 2's on the inside. Benny J & Friends will be presenting the sounds of smooth jazz on the outside corridor. Admission is $75. Interested in the Derby race? Online betting stations will be available to try your odds. Please browse around for information about the fashion show, vendors, cigar features, etc.



During the event, please stop by and browse our vendors: Bristol's Catering, Bourbon Tasting, Derby Women's Hat, GQ Unlimited, Best Bowties, etc

Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Hats, Bowties & Bourbon presents its premier fashion that will be held during the event. The exclusive show presents 12 local models. Don't miss this evening of fashion and talent.



Compliment your bourbon with one of our top shelf cigar collections from Oxmoor Smoke Shoppe.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Showcase of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to assist in narrowing the educational and economic achievement gaps, through the empowerment of youth by introducing students to historically black college and universities.

Garden Court Mansion

From its tree lined drive to its formal gardens the stately home and its extensive grounds speak softly of a time when fine craftsmanship was honored and painstaking attention to detail was the height of beauty.
Eloquent whispers of days gone by welcome guests to Louisville's Gardencourt Estate.

The rich woodwork and marble fireplaces lend warmth to breakfast, luncheon and dinner meetings. The high ceilings and carved grand staircase provide a perfect backdrop for weddings, receptions, and special occasions. 

Outdoors, at the heart of the fourteen-acre estate, which overlooks Cherokee Park, are the formal rose gardens, colonnade, pool and arbors created by The Olmsted Brothers, son and stepson of Frederick Law Olmstead. Spring, summer and fall, this idyllic setting is available to hosts who wish to welcome their guest alfresco. 

Benny J & Friends

Presenting the sounds of smooth jazz, Benny J & Friends will make this derby day party like no other. Bennie J. Smith aka BENNY J. is a saxophonist and vocalist originally from Danville Lexington, KY but currently based in Louisville, KY. His repertoire covers R&B, Smooth Jazz, Blues, Ballads, Top 40, Funk and Wedding Classics.