social activities - SLC 2016


social activities - SLC 2016
social activities
Opening Reception
7 - 10 pm
Located in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass region, Keeneland plays an important role
in thoroughbred racing, sales, and breeding. Keeneland is a National Historic Landmark, and its
beautiful, park-like grounds will welcome SLC delegates and their guests for an evening of the
ultimate in Southern hospitality.
While dining on culinary delights and sipping Kentucky’s signature beverage, our SLC friends will
be treated to music from awesomely talented Kentucky artists. You’ll be welcomed by Kentucky
Blue with traditional Bluegrass sounds. And don’t miss the Robert Griffin Quintet featuring the
Kentucky State University Jazz Faculty. Then head to the Paddock to catch performances by our
feature band, Sundy Best. Their country music reflects influences of Appalachian folk, bluegrass,
rock, soul, and R&B. It’ll be a night of one sensory explosion after another!
If you thought the night couldn’t get any better, meet famed jockey Jean Cruguet, who rode Seattle
Slew to the Triple Crown in 1977—one of only 12 horses to win the Triple Crown and the only to do
so undefeated. And don’t miss the chance to see what it feels like to ride a race horse. Students from
the National American Racing Academy, located right here in Lexington, are bringing their training
equipment to give you an up-close-and-personal experience. Keeneland also is planning a mock
thoroughbred auction; maybe you’ll purchase the next “Horse of the Year”!
Remember to bring your Bourbon Trail passport from Little Rock and Savannah to be entered into a
drawing for a special gift!
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Family Night
Kentucky Horse Park
7 - 10 pm
The Kentucky Horse Park welcomes the SLC
family for a special evening of relaxation and
fun. This is the place to get close to horses.
We will be treated to special activities for
children and kids at heart. Join us for games,
entertainment, Parade of Breeds, horsedrawn tours, entrance to the International
Museum of the Horse, and visits from
the Mounted Police. The Kentucky Guild
of Brewers and the Kentucky Wineries
Association will tempt your palate with
product tastings. You’ll also want to try Ale8-One, Kentucky’s soft drink. And if you just
want to kick back and take in the pastoral
setting, that’s on the agenda, too!
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We have a special treat in store:
Shake Anderson and the Sideman
Super Group! Shake’s the artist that
you have always loved but maybe
never knew it. You’ve heard him
play, you’ve heard his music, but you
might have not known the talent
behind it all.
Shake has worked with a range of
artists from Aretha Franklin to B.B.
King to Earth Wind & Fire to Stevie
Wonder, as well as Christian artists
such as Avalon, Annointed, Nicole
Nordeman, and New Breed.
He’s bringing some of his super
friends to get us rockin’! Trust us, he
and his friends are awesome!
If there’s a pedigree for a modern
country music star, then Angaleena
Presley fits all the criteria: a coal
miner’s daughter; native of Beauty,
Kentucky; a direct descendent of the
original feuding McCoys; a one-time
single mother; a graduate of both the
school of hard knocks and college;
a former cashier at both Walmart
and Winn-Dixie; and a member of
platinum-selling Pistol Annies with
Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe.
She’s right here for Family Night.
5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
5 - 6:30 pm
Before you head out to dinner with your state delegations, join us for happy hour at our private
street party. The 5/3 Pavilion is a short 5-minute walk from the Lexington Convention Center.
As you socialize, listen to notes from internationally acclaimed blues guitarist Tee Dee Young. He’s
opened for Ike and Tina Turner, the Barclays, and Isaac Hayes, and played at The Cotton Club. He’s
a legend around these parts, and soon to be one of your favorites.
After the music, there are many excellent restaurants within walking distance. Check out your
dining options at
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Street Party
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State Reception And Dinner
Bluegrass Ballroom, Lexington Convention Center
6 - 10 pm
Please join us for the anticipated Reception and State Dinner—one last evening of recognition
and entertainment. The reception will feature awesome sounds from the University of Kentucky
Men’s Chorus acapella ensemble, the acoUstiKats. The Parade of Flags is an SLC tradition of pride
and will feature the University of Kentucky Pershing Rifles Organization presenting the colors. The
acoUstiKats will give you chills with their renditions of the National Anthem and My Old Kentucky
Home. Kentucky Senator Mike Wilson will lead the invocation.
Don’t go away after dinner! You won’t want to miss entertainer and radio host Rick Dees as
he shares stories from his successful career that includes the Weekly Top 40 radio show and
recording funky favorite “Disco Duck.” Then we close the night to the dance beat of Midnight Star!
Get your groove on to Freak-a-Zoid, No Parking on the Dance Floor, Operator, and Don’t Rock the
The State Dinner is intended for guests 18 and older.

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