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THE 2017 BLUEGRASS BALL IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! The waitlist is now CLOSED.
ATTENTION ALL TICKET BUYERS: It has come to our attention that tickets to the 2017 Bluegrass Ball have begun to appear on third party websites. KSW will NOT honor any BGB tickets purchased through third party vendors. ONLY direct sale tickets will be provided admittance to the event. ALL ticket transfers MUST be cleared by KSW directly. If you find any Bluegrass Ball ticket sales on a third party website, do NOT purchase and kindly alert us. These tickets will NOT be honored and ONLY ticket sales made directly with KSW will be allowed entrance on January 18th. The name on each ticket MUST match the name provided to KSW upon purchase. Transfers are possible (see FAQs below), however, ALL transfers must be cleared directly by KSW. Please email BluegrassBallTickets@gmail.com for more information.
The Kentucky Society of Washington is thrilled to celebrate the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States with the best food, Kentucky Bourbon, and company the state has to offer at the 2017 Bluegrass Ball!
The Bluegrass Ball will feature an exclusive Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Reception with legendary members of the Kentucky Distillers' Association, providing guests with the opportunity to taste a selection of Kentucky Bourbons and hear firsthand about the history and distilling process of each featured product.
Celebrated restaurateur and chef, Ouita Michel, Owner and Executive Chef of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway, Kentucky, will delight guests’ palates with an artfully executed, Kentucky-inspired menu highlighting produce and products local to the state. Michel has been nominated several times as Restaurateur and Best Chef: Southeast by the James Beard Foundation.
The Bluegrass Ball, which has been named an “Editors Pick” by the Washington Post, is anticipating an audience of over 1,000 including politicians, celebrities, Washington tastemakers, proud Kentuckians, and friends of Kentucky.
For the first time ever, the Bluegrass Ball will offer a “Dessert, Drinks, & Dancing” ticket option at a special price for those who want to skip the savory in favor of the sweet! These tickets are now available! The Dessert, Drinks, & Dancing tickets will include unlimited selections from the dessert bar, two drink tickets good for two alcoholic beverages (additional beverages can be purchased at the cash bar), and an enjoyable evening dancing to the musical stylings of our guest band from Morehead, Kentucky! This portion of the evening will commence at 9:30pm.
The 2017 Bluegrass Ball is open to both members of the Kentucky Society of Washington and non-members, though Society members will receive an early opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets. If you are a KSW member, you must be in good standing in 2016 to take advantage of the early purchase opportunity.
Guests of the Bluegrass Ball will receive a gift bag of Kentucky-based souvenirs and products, including a special commemorative item.
We can’t wait to see you!
Is my ticket transferable?
Yes, however, all requests for tickets transfers must be cleared by KSW and are accepted on a case-by-case basis - attendees may contact Mary Farmer at BluegrassBallTickets@gmail.com for ticket transfers.
KSW will NOT honor any BGB tickets purchased through third party vendors. ONLY direct sale tickets will be provided admittance to the event. ALL ticket transfers MUST be cleared by KSW directly.
Are there ID requirements to enter the event?
Every attendee at the Bluegrass Ball must show a Government-issued ID upon check-in. Each guest will be given a wristband that corresponds to your ticket. Those wishing to drink alcohol MUST be 21 years of age or older.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Omni Shoreham Hotel will be providing valet parking to guests of the Bluegrass Ball for $30 per vehicle.
The Omni Shoreham Hotel is also a short walk from the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Red Line Metro stop. From the metro, head south on Connecticut Avenue for one block, then take a right on Calvert Street. The Omni Shoreham will be on your left in one block.
The Kentucky Society encourages guests of the Bluegrass Ball to take public transportation or utilize a car sharing service such as Lyft or Uber, or take a taxi. For first time Lyft riders, please use code KSW2016 for free ride credits! Lyft can be accessed via the Apple App Store or from Google Play.
Is there a dress code for the Bluegrass Ball?
The Bluegrass Ball is a black tie event. We know Kentuckians are the best at dressing to the nines!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
For PR and Media Inquires, please contact Lindsay Rafayko at BluegrassBallPR@gmail.com
For Ticket Inquiries and Issues, please contact Mary Farmer at BluegrassBallTickets@gmail.com
For Sponsorship or Gift Bag Donation Inquiries, please contact Anne Berry at President@KentuckySociety.org
*This processing fee does not go to the Kentucky Society of Washington and is a Payment Processing and Ticketing Fee.
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The Kentucky Society of Washington
The Kentucky Society of Washington, founded in 1912, is an organization that promotes goodwill, fellowship, and amicable relations among Kentuckians in the National Capital Region. The Society was formed to preserve and perpetuate the history and traditions of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These ideals are promoted through numerous social, educational, and charitable functions each year.