Ladies don your hats, gents press your seersucker it is time for *the* party of the year, the annual Royale Derby Party. Doors open at 2pm, music starts around 3:30 and horses run just after 5. Hat Contest will be after the horses run and then the music will resume. Tickets are on sale in advance online and indoor/outdoor dining table tickets can be purchased.
Join us for with a newly formed all star band The Derby Dusters consisting of:
Valerie Jo Kirchhoff- vocals
Ethan Leinwand- piano
Timothy John Muller- 4 string banjo
Colin Blair – fiddle/mandolin
Alena Wheeler – fiddle
Nick Pence- lap steel/Guitar
Richard Trailis – upright bass
Brian Curran – rhythm Guitar
Tickets are available here:
Block your hat & press your seersucker, The Rum Drum Ramblers will be at our 12th Annual Kentucky Derby Party on 5/6. Tix on sale in April.
Press your seersucker, dirty your bucks, and box your fedora: Derby time is barreling down upon us!
It is time to cheer on the ponies at the 11th Annual Royale Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday May 7th. We have a hat contest for both the ladies and the gents. Proper Derby dress code will be enforced.
Music will be provided by the big band sounds of the Gaslight Squares.
Mint Juleps and featured cocktails will be available at an additional satellite bar in order to keep the cheer flowing.
A limited number of advance $12 tickets(6 per person) are available now.
The party starts at 2pm with the music starting at 2:30. Post time at 5:24 and the music will continue until 8:00.
The HAT + STYLE CONTEST is set to start after the winner of the Derby is announced; around 5:30 p.m.
CATEGORIES, PRIZES, AND AWESOME JUDGES (see below)
You must SIGN UP if you want to be in the contest. Look for the fancy sign-up sheets, once you arrive Saturday, either out on the patio or indoors in case of rain.
2016 HAT CONTEST CATEGORIES (one per person please):
Churchill Downs– best LADIES hat & ensemble
Triple Crown –best GENTS hat & ensemble
Derby Duo –best stylin’ COUPLES hats & ensemble
Colt and Filly –best GIRL’S and BOY’S ensemble
The Mint Julep–special recognition award for best dressed ROYALE STAFF person!
CONTEST PRIZES GENEROUSLY DONATED BY:
Retro 101 / Cherry Bomb Vintage
Levine Hat Company
The Vintage Haberdashery
-and other great local STL shops!
Join us on Thursday for a proper Saint Patrick’s Day celebration w/ traditional live Irish music, corn beef & cabbage and plenty of proper drinks.
The Royale is closed today for New Year’s Eve- but if you’re thirsty and want to step out for a drink head to the Tick Tock Tavern open at 4 w/ neighbor Steves Hot Dogs Tower Grove open for dinner. The Royale reopens tomorrow for our proper New Year’s Daytime Party at the Royale!
On the menu:
The Good Luck plate:
Hoppin’ John (black eyed peas and rice stewed with ham hocks, onions, celery, spices), collard greens, cornbread
The Hangover plate:
Veggie frittata (eggs, sweet peppers, onions, zucchini, cheese), biscuits & gravy, bacon
The Healthy Start plate (vegetarian):
Veggie frittata, winter salad (butternut squash, black eyed peas, apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, kale), cornbread
Sweets by Pint Size Bakery