annual fundraiser:

Taste the Music of the Kentucky Derby

may 3, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

So many great activities, be sure to join the fun!

these fun activities will require activity tickets to participate. We strongly encourage you to purchase activity tickets when you purchase your admission ticket.

Giddy up! Place your bets and saddle up for an exciting evening of horse racing fun with our “Run for the Roses” game. Experience the thrills of a classic horse race in board game form as you compete for a share of the purse.

Choose from one of the magnificently decorated stick horse steeds and cheer them over the finish line. Each horse is sponsored by a generous donor and “trained” by an orchestral section. Join the jockey club, choose your favorite mare or stallion, and let the races begin!  It’s a night at the derby you won’t soon forget.

Cost per bet: 1 activity ticket

Take a chance to win big at our exciting Wine Wall Raffle! For just $20 per entry (4 activity tickets), you can select a numbered bottle from the wine display. Will you pick a $20 bottle or could you be the lucky winner of a premium vintage valued at $100 or more?

All of the wines have a minimum retail value of at least $20, so you’re already getting your money’s worth – plus the thrill of the gamble! And there are premium wines sprinkled throughout, so the more entries you purchase, the better your odds of hitting the jackpot.

Will it be a bold cabernet, a buttery chardonnay, a sweet rosé or something completely unexpected from our eclectic collection of wines? You’ll have to take a chance to find out!

Cost per entry: 4 activity tickets

Our expert bourbon ambassadors will guide you through a flight of premium bourbons. Learn about the history, craftsmanship, flavor profiles and tasting notes of each selection as you nose, sip and savor the smoothness.

Cost per tasting: 4 activity tickets

If you are the lucky winner of this raffle, you’ll be making wine just like professional winemakers. Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Clarksville will supply everything you need, from grapes to glass, to make your own premium wine. You will be making great wine in just four fun-filled winemaking sessions. The prize includes a case of Ultra Premium Red Wine. This experience is valued at more than $500. Visit to learn more about the Wineworks.

Cost per entry: 4 activity tickets

Hit the high note when you win this spectacular raffle basket packed with tickets to some of the area’s best musical performances! From classical to contemporary, this prize has something to delight every melody maker. This one-of-a-kind basket includes:

  • 2 Columbia Orchestra season subscriptions
  • 2 Columbia Jazz Band season subscriptions
  • 2 tickets to a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • 2 tickets to a Merriweather Concert
  • 2 tickets to a Silhouette Stages production
  • 2 tickets to a Sundays at Three performance
  • 2 tickets to a St. Louis Concert Series Concert

Cost per entry: 4 activity tickets

Take your chance to win big with our exciting 50/50 Cash Raffle! 50% of the total ticket sales will go directly to one lucky winner, while the other half supports CO Programming and Education initiatives.

Tickets will be sold throughout the event, so keep purchasing to increase your odds. The winning ticket will be drawn before the evening ends, and you must be present to claim your cash prize.

Don’t miss your shot at walking away with a huge cash windfall! Buy early and buy often for the biggest payout potential.

Cash only

Great sponsorship opportunities! Contact berta Sabrio to become a sponsor!

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