The BIG Masquerade Late Night

The BIG Masquerade Late Night

About This Event

Travel back in time to the twenties, put on your best mask, dance the night away and help local kids.

The BIG Masquerade Late Night is a speakeasy turned dance party to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. Hosted by The BIG Leadership Team, the junior board of directors at Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Late Night will feature a DJ, Papa John's Pizza, a raffle and other games throughout the night. A perfect way to support local kids while still having a great time- a night to truly party with a purpose. 

The event will be taking place in the famous Bavarian-style Rathskeller, decorated with rare Rookwood Pottery. Established in 1907 the Rathskeller is the only surviving ensemble of its kind.

The graceful arches of the room supported by noble columns give a cathedral-like effect that lends well to the speakeasy feel.  The archway pillars are encircled with Rookwood pelican frescoes, a symbol of good luck, and the ceiling above the bar is covered with hand-painted 24K gold leaf leather detailing the signs of the zodiac! Truly a sight to behold. 

If you enjoy a little glitz, glamour and giving The BIG Masquerade Late Night is for you!

We hope you'll join us in speaking easy and dancing the night away!

Looking to stay at The Seelbach after our event? Mention Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana for a great price of $149++ per night!

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • The Seelbach
  • 500 South Fourth Street
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • 40202, USA
  • Time:
  • Oct 14, 2017 09:30 pm to
  • Oct 15, 2017 12:00 am

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In-Kind Supporter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Event to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

The Event

A night ofglitz, glamour, and giving awaits you at the Annual BIG Masquerade LateNight! Are you ready for a night of masks, music, and mystery? Attendeeswill enjoy a night of giving and dance the night away. A fantastic evening offortune and frivolity awaits you! Unmask your inner party animal and enjoy theBIG Masquerade benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

The Venue

The Seelbach Hotelis equal parts historical landmark and architectural masterpiece. It began asthe dream of two Bavarian brothers - Otto and Louis Seelbach - in 1869 whenLouis came to Louisville to learn the hotel business. Sparing no expense, theyimported marble from all over the world, bronze from France, hardwoods from theWest Indies and Europe, linens from Ireland, and valuable Turkish and PersianRugs.

 

In 1907, anexpansion started a few years prior was completed and included the famousBavarian-style Rathskeller, decorated with rare Rookwood Pottery. Today theRathskeller remains the only surviving ensemble of its kind.

 

The GreatGatsby is born: While in army training at nearby Camp Taylor, famedauthor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, often visited the Seelbach on weekend passes tosip Kentucky bourbon and smoke expensive cigars. With a reputation forcarousing, Fitzgerald was once banned from the Seelbach after he had one toomany! His experiences in the Seelbach's elegant rooms inspired him to use thehotel as a model during the writing of TheGreat Gatsby. As the premier Louisville hotel, debutantes of upper-classsociety often “debuted” on the top floor ballroom, throwing grand galas, similarto the parties in Fitzgerald's classic 1920s novel. Fitzgerald chose the GrandBallroom at the Seelbach as the backdrop for Tom and Daisy Buchanan's weddingreception in his American masterpiece.

 

Your Hosts

Established in2010, the BIG Leadership Team is comprised of motivated young professionalswith a desire to give back to the community and engage their peers. The team’sgoal is to grow the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters through participationin social activities that further the organization’s recognition in thecommunity, resulting in new volunteers and resources.

 

About BigBrothers Big Sisters

For 50 years,Big Brothers Big Sisters has been providing children facing adversity withstrong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that changetheir lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps developpositive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives ofyoung people in our community. We serve children ages seven through high schoolgraduation in 12 counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Visitwww.bbbsky.org today to learn more.

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