(Churchill Downs on the opening night of the 2024 Spring / Summer Meet / Photo by Coady Media)



Theme for Summertime Celebration is ‘Yacht Rock’ with Live Music by Monsters of Yacht, DJ K-Dogg


LOUISVILLE, KY. (Thursday, June 13, 2024) – The final Downs After Dark of the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs is Saturday night and the home of the Kentucky Derby will celebrate the return of summertime with a “Yacht Rock” theme.

          Guests are encouraged to dress in nautical-inspired attire – traditional dress codes in premium seat areas will be relaxed – as Churchill Downs stages a summer-inspired nighttime 10-race program beneath the historic Twin Spires starting at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern). Admission gates will open at 5 p.m.

          The evening will include musical performances headlined by Monsters of Yacht (8:30 p.m.) with DJ K-Dogg (5:30 p.m.) kicking off the entertainment.

Attendees can also enjoy a roving photobooth, style contests (Best Nautical Chic and Captain’s Best) and whimsical art by caricaturists. There also will be signature drinks at the Q Mixers Beachside Party.

The high-class racing includes two stakes events: the $175,000 Monomoy Girl for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles (Race 5 at 7:57 p.m.) and $175,000 Chorleywood for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on turf (Race 7 at 9:05 p.m.).

          The final race of the night is scheduled for 10:42 p.m.

General admission is $20. Reserved box seats range from $28-$38. All-inclusive premium dining packages are $92-$179. This includes the new Sports Illustrated Club SI with all-inclusive offerings and direct views into the horse stalls of the new Paddock; the highly sought after all-inclusive Homestretch Club for night racing; and newly renovated Jockey Club Suites for larger private groups. Inquire about all the options at https://www.ticketmaster.com/churchill-downs-downs-after-dark-tickets or by calling (502) 636-4450 or emailing groupsales@kyderby.com.