The Derby Poker Celebrity Bourbon Bash is a must-attend event that kicks-off the weekend of
Derby Festivities. Serving as the official welcome party for celebrities and VIP guests of the
Derby Eve Unbridled Eve event, this is an evening you won’t want to miss…so don’t delay,
get your tickets today!

Our Hosts!
Denny Crum

Denny Crum is a living legend in Louisville, Kentucky and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Serving as the head basketball coach for the University of Louisville from 1971 t0 2001, Crum continues to use his stardom for philanthropic endeavors and to better the causes that are important to him.


Robert Williamson III (Poker Pro)

Robert Williamson III is known for his stellar play at Omaha Hi-Lo earning him the nickname “Mr. Omaha”. From commentating televised poker tournaments to playing charitable events world-wide, Williamson has taken the world by storm with his fun-loving spirit and eccentric personality, making him a poker favorite. Williamson III is a WSOP bracelet winner, with tournament winnings exceeding $1.8 million.

The following poker pro’s, celebrities and athletes have played in, or attended past year’s Derby Poker Celebrity Gala’s. CLICK HERE to see pictures and video of past years events!

  • Vicki Gunvalson
  • Chris “Jesus” Ferguson
  • Corey Pavin
  • Jennfier Elise Cox
  • Tiffany Michelle
  • Beth Shak
  • Ron White
  • Oscar Nunez
  • Ken Davitian
  • Vicki Gunvalson
  • Melissa Biggs
  • Jennifer Tilly
  • Jane Seymour
  • Nicholas David
  • William Fichtner
  • Robby Albarado
  • Corey Lanerie
  • Jesse Spencer
  • Nora Roberts
  • Paul Hornung
  • Warren Moon
  • Billy Lopa
  • Dan Shak
  • Layne Flack
  • Antonio Esfandiari
  • Bob Guiney
  • Scot Pollard
  • Troy Hanson