143rd Kentucky Derby, 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby, Billy Goat Strut Revue, bourbon jazz, Derby Breakfast, Don Rogers, Downtown Frankfort, Jesse Wells, John Harrod, Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, Kentucky Wild Horse, Roddy Puckett, Run for the Roses, swing dance party
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Coffeetree Café at 235 W. Broadway in historic downtown Frankfort will serve as the site of two unique musical events next Friday, May 5th, and Saturday, May 6th, in celebration of the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.
The weekend festivities kick-off at 8 p.m., Friday, with a concert featuring “Kentucky Wild Horse” musicians John Harrod, Don Rogers, Jesse Wells, Roddy Puckett and friends playing hard-driving old-time music, bluegrass, and hillbilly swing in celebration of Kentucky’s mountains, rivers, and pretty horses. Tickets to the concert are $10 at the door and seating reservations are being taken at kentuckycoffeetree.com.
Following the “Run for the Roses” on Saturday night, the sidewalk and street in front of the café will serve as the site of an outside swing dance party featuring the bourbon jazz sounds of the renowned Billy Goat Strut Revue of Louisville. This event is free, but donations are encouraged and sponsorships are still available. Current sponsors include Kentucky Coffeetree Café, Frankfort Tourism, Alchemy Salon and Quire’s Lawn Care. Post time for the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for 6:34 p.m. ET. To become a sponsor of Saturday’s Billy Goat Strut Revue concert, please contact Mary Nishimuta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kentucky Coffeetree Café will also feature a Derby breakfast menu Saturday morning featuring Kentucky Breakfast Browns (biscuits topped with gravy, ham, bacon, and a slice of tomato); biscuits and gravy (vegetarian or with sausage); and scrambled eggs. For lunch and dinner, the café will feature BJ’s homemade BBQ – both Memphis-style ribs and pulled pork – straight off the smoker. Homemade mimosas, mint juleps and a Bloody Mary bar will also be available throughout the day. The café will feature the running of the Kentucky Derby on its big-screen television inside.
For more information on the Kentucky Coffeetree Café’s events, visit http://www.kentuckycoffeetree.com/.