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Posted Online: April 24, 2013, 11:44 am
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Press release submitted by Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

On May 4 you can experience the grace and excitement of Churchill Downs right here in the Quad Cities. You'll love the horse races, the buffet loaded with authentic Derby favorites, the live auction, elegant hats, mint juleps, all to benefit youth music education.
This afternoon of food, fun, and live music at the Arsenal Island Golf Club begins at 2:30 p.m. and includes a bourbon tasting, entry into three horse race contests, a commemorative Derby Day mint julep glass, and a buffet overflowing with traditional Derby cuisine like hot browns and Derby pie.
This year's party also features a blue grass band led by Ben Lorentzen and featuring members of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra and the Quad City Symphony Youth Orchestras performing side-by-side.
Reservations can be made 563-322-7276.


















 



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