Derby night fun at Silks in the Bluegrass

open armsDerby night fun will abound at Silks in the Bluegrass at the Crowne Plaza Hotel!

The 7th annual Silks in the Bluegrass, the signature fundraiser for Operation Open Arms, a Louisville, Kentucky-based non-profit organization founded by Cathy and Irv Bailey in early 2000, which cares for children whose mothers are incarcerated. The annual fundraiser is held annually on Derby night, with proceeds going directly to Operation Open Arms.

Put on your dancing shoes and rock the house to the sounds of Motown and Funk with the Washington, D.C. based star-studded, 10-piece band Jukeboxx, the headline entertainment for this year’s Silks in the Bluegrass! An evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing guaranteed not to disappoint and definitely not to be missed!

Tickets are $150 per person. A reserved table of 10 is $1,500. For inquiries regarding corporate sponsorships, contact the Silks in the Bluegrass hotline at 502.777.6300.

The fun starts at 7:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Hotel, Crowne Plaza Ballroom, 830 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209

You can head straight from Churchill Downs or from your Derby party and support Operation Open Arms at the annual Silks in the Bluegrass.

Jukeboxx is comprised of world-class talented musicians who have performed with artists such as Grammy Award winner Patti Labelle, The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown legend Wilson Pickett, George Benson, Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Al Jarreau, and Jodeci just to name a few.

“Silks in the Bluegrass has been proud to be a part of the Kentucky Derby weekend and serve as the signature fundraiser for Operation Open Arms for the past seven years,” said Cathy Bailey, Chairman of the board for Operation Open Arms, Inc. “The funds raised at this annual benefit go a long way in helping our kids. Come dance the night away at an event that promises to be a great way to cap off your Derby weekend!”

For more information, visit, “Like” us on Facebook at Operation Open Arms, Inc., follow us on Twitter at @OpOpenArms or contact the Silks in the Bluegrass hotline at 502.777.6300.