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Lots of star power at this year's Unbridled Eve Gala

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The second annual Unbridled Eve Gala will be held in the beautifully renovated Grand Ballroom of The Galt House Hotel & Suites on Derby Eve: Friday, May 3, 2013.

According to a news release, the event benefits Blessings in a Backpack as well as three other charities. The exclusive star-studded gala, which draws local and national business leaders, horse racing industry professionals and celebrities from film, television, music, comedy and sports, provides the best in Southern hospitality and entertainment. 

This year, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy all-star live performances by country super-star Luke Bryan, Nicholas David, finalist and fan favorite from NBC's The Voice, and party dance band, The Louisville Crashers.

Bryan's career has skyrocketed the last couple of years ending 2012 with some of his best accolades.  His last studio album tailgates & tanlines produced three back-to-back Platinum singles, became a Top 10 album in 2012 according to SoundScan, and sold seven million tracks.  His newest album Spring Break…Here To Party debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week.

Bryan was recently tapped to co-host the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music® Awards on April 7, 2013 on CBS. He also co-hosted the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special on ABC last summer.

Nicholas David Mrozinski is a vibrant, dynamic, and multi-talented singer, songwriter, and pianist from Saint Paul, MN.  He was recently a finalist on NBC's Season 3 of The Voice.

In addition to mingling with a long list of celebrities, guests will have the opportunity to bid on fabulous items from the live and silent auctions including some of the most luxurious wining, dining and get away packages in the world.

For the second year, Blessings in a Backpack has been chosen as the primary charity beneficiary.  Blessings in a Backpack currently feeds nearly 62,000 children in 437 schools in 42 U.S. states and three countries: Canada, Columbia and Haiti.

The unique program is designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends.  The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools, feeding the future of America, one school at a time. 

Unbridled Eve was founded by sisters Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day. Champion sponsors include Southern Wine and Spirits which will be kicking off the evening with a fabulous cocktail reception featuring 10 premium specialty bars serving fine wines, champagnes, bourbons, and custom cocktails and Humana Vitality, a company that is all about living healthier and integrates rewards with health, providing the tools and support so members live healthier lives are rewarded for making healthier choices. 

They will have a fun, interactive dance activation at the gala. Place sponsors include Cigna, Churchill Downs and the York Sisters with Show Sponsors: The Nora Roberts Foundation, celebcalls.com, James Marine, Inc. and additional event partners: red7e, Vest Advertising, Barry Wooley Designs, Bella Vita Marketing, and Galt House Hotel & Suites.

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