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May 30, 2019 Sara Brown Meehan

Features 60's Fashion Contest and Music from Chicago Jam Band Mr. Blotto

What: Break out your tie-dye for Saturday’s “Downs After Dark” presented by Budweiser. In addition to 11 live races, Louisville’s favorite night racing party will celebrate peace, love and horse racing with live music, dancing, glitter body art and more!

  • Retro Fashion Contest on the Plaza Stage at 9:15 PM
    • Open to the public, the person whose
      60’s-inspired outfit gets the loudest cheers from the crowd wins a box to the
      June 15 Downs After Dark The Big Easy
  • Live Music and Dancing in the Plaza
    • Mr. Blotto at 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. This
      Chicago-based jam band is known for original music and covers of 60’s classics
      including Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Neil Young, Grateful Dead and

    • DJ
      Matt Antony at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Stakes Races: $100,000 Aristides and $100,000 Mighty Beau Overnight Stakes

When: Saturday, June 1st. Gates open at 5PM- 11:30PM. First Post at 6PM

Where: Churchill Downs Racetrack, 700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

Tickets: Available at

General Admission is $12

Reserved box seats start at $27

Courtyard includes draft beer and wine, small plates and official racing program for $69

Other reserved dining starts at $76

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