IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE PRE-RACE SHOPPING EVENTS OFFER OPPORTUNITY TO “SHOP FOR A CAUSE”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With less than one month until race day, the Iroquois Steeplechase has partnered with upscale local retailers to bring several pre-race shopping events to the Nashville area, running from Saturday, April 22 through Thursday, May 11.
From suits and dresses to jewelry and — of course — hats, participating retailers will offer necessities to outfit the entire family for Nashville’s Rite of Spring, which will be held on Saturday, May 13 at Percy Warner Park.
In addition to giveaways and light refreshments, several of the stores will give customers the opportunity to “shop for a cause” by donating a portion of their events’ proceeds to the Iroquois Steeplechase, which will help support the nonprofit’s primary beneficiary, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
A complete list of events is below. For more information, visit http://www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/events.
WHEN: Sat., April 22, 2017 / 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHAT: vineyard vines Nashville + Oak Hall Shopping Event
WHERE: 4015 Hillsboro Pike #105 and 4017 Hillsboro Pike #303, Nashville, TN 37209
DETAILS: Shop the “Official Style of the Iroquois Steeplechase” at vineyard vines for a race day outfit and accessories to stand out in a crowd. Then, head down to neighboring sister store Oak Hall to explore their upscale men’s and women’s statement-making fashions. A portion of both store’s proceeds from the entire day will go to the Iroquois Steeplechase.
WHEN: Thurs., April 27, 2017 / 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHAT: ExVoto Vintage Shopping Event
WHERE: 2209 Bandywood Drive, Nashville, TN 37215
DETAILS: Shop the ExVoto Vintage collection of one-of-a-kind, limited edition pieces created from antique elements in the Green Hills store’s outdoor courtyard. Champagne, wine, and small bites will be served, plus all who attend will be entered to win an exciting giveaway from ExVoto! In addition to donating a portion of proceeds to the Iroquois Alliance, which supports the Iroquois Steeplechase, ExVoto will also offer shoppers 15 percent off their purchase that evening. Visit http://www.iroquoissteeplechase.org/events to RSVP.
WHEN: Fri., April 28, 2017 – Sat., April 29, 2017 / Stores’ hours vary.
WHAT: Dressing for Steeplechase
WHERE: Absolution, Allen Edmonds, ExVoto Vintage, J. McLaughlin, Kendra Scott, Magpies Baby & Children’s Shoppe, Magpies Girl, Mister Hats, SOCA & Winston Dog
DETAILS: Shop these participating retailers’ beautiful stores while helping the Iroquois Steeplechase make a difference! Each merchant has pledged to donate a portion of the weekend’s proceeds back to the Iroquois Steeplechase, which benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and other deserving causes. Tailgating coupons, light refreshments and giveaways will be offered.
RETAILERS: Absolution, Allen Edmonds, ExVoto Vintage, J. McLaughlin (*mention the Steeplechase event), Kendra Scott (*Fri., April 28, 12 – 4pm only) Magpies Baby & Children’s Shoppe, Magpies Girl, Mister Hats, SOCA & Winston Dog.
WHEN: Wed., May 10, 2017 – Thurs., May 11, 2017 / 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm
WHAT: Christine A. Moore Millinery Trunk Show
WHERE: Gus Mayer, 2113 Green Hills Village Dr, Nashville, TN 37215
DETAILS: Christine A. Moore Millinery — the Official Milliner of the Iroquois Steeplechase — designs, crafts and sells women’s and men’s hats and headwear, made in the NYC studio. Designs are in line with the current trends, while staying with a classic, elegant and timeless design concept. Moore will be at Gus Mayer, along with her collection of hats and fascinators, a few days before the event to help last-minute shoppers coordinate a fabulous race day look.
More about the Iroquois Steeplechase
This iconic sporting event has been Nashville’s Rite of Spring since 1941, attracting more than 25,000 spectators to watch the best horses and riders in the world race over hurdles on a three-mile turf track. Held the second Saturday of each May at Percy Warner Park, the Iroquois Steeplechase is Music City’s annual celebration of time-honored traditions, Tennessee hospitality and Southern fashions.
Those who attend enjoy areas for families, well-appointed tents and individually organized tailgates where the emphasis is on race day pickings, larger-than-life hats, specialty drinks by Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and crowd-pleasing recipes. More importantly, guests support a cause at the heart of the event: Since being designated as the official charity in 1981, Iroquois Steeplechase has raised more than $10 million in support of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. For more information, go to http://www.iroquoissteeplechase.org.