Sleigh Bells, SLAY


Last year over 232 adult-winter coats and upwards of $4000 were raised for House of Ruth at Baby, It’s Cold Outside; over $12,000 have been brought in through this annual event to-date. This year the Derby City Bears and the Derby City Sisters are together again to lead one incredible night.

Who says you can’t have it all?! A great night for a greater cause, happening on Friday, December 8th, 7 pm, at PLAY Louisville, Caperton Realty’s Sleigh Bells, SLAY! Presented by the Derby City Bears & Derby City Sisters, the annual variety show and benefit for House of Ruth, is a dynamic night unlike anything the city’s ever seen:

  • Live singers
  • Performance artists
  • Clips from Louisville’s LGBT Film Festival
  • Louisville Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Personalities from local radio & TV
  • Holiday performances
  • Adult clothing drive for House of Ruth
  • Silent auction
  • Holiday photos & more!


Purpose of the Evening – House of Ruth

“Our mission,” says Lisa Sutton, House of Ruth Executive Director, “Is housing and support services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, at risk of losing their homes, or need financial help.  We do this through a continuum of services:  emergency shelter, short and long-term housing, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, advocacy for clients, and basic needs assistance to provide food, clothes, rent, utilities, public transportation, and back-to-school support. Every cent of the money generated and clothes donated are put toward our continuum of direct services to clients.” This year the clothing House of Ruth has requested be donated are adult socks and underwear.


Join Us!

For either a $10 cover charge (to be donated to House of Ruth) or a donated pair of adult underwear or socks, you can experience this amazing night with us. 

Purchase tickets for the event here!

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook!

Additional monetary or clothing donations will be accepted at the event. We will also have a fantastic array of silent auction items for guests to bid on that evening, and raffle prizes throughout the event!


This event becomes the greatest success with donors like you. Our hope is that you may have an appreciation for our efforts and will partner with us. The Derby City Bears and Derby City Sisters are registered 501{c}3 non-profits, so donations are tax deductible.

Silent auction items:

Donations are needed for our silent auction. From bottles of wine, show tickets, artwork, jewelry, custom wood items, and more – every interesting item helps!

The fair market retail value of your contribution to our silent auction is a tax deductible donation! If you have a basket or item(s) you’d like to donate, please follow this link!

We also have sponsorships available for our program:

Advertising Sponsors

Golden Bell (Full page color ad)…… $150

Silver Bell (Half page color ad)…… $100

Ad space in our program is a tax deductible donation! To purchase ad space in our program, please follow this link!