Danger at the Derby


Join us at the Clio Center for the Arts for Danger at the Derby we will have a finger food  buffet dinner, cash beer & wine bar, games, a murder mystery, 50/50, raffles and more. Learn more about playing a character in our murder mystery below. 

Date:  Saturday, May 4th

Time: Doors open at 5pm

Location: Clio Center for the Arts, 3370 W. Vienna Rd. Clio MI 48420


  • Single Ticket $30
  • Set of 2 Tickets $55
  • Tickets can be mailed to you or picked up at our office during normal business hours.
I would like to play a character in the murder mystery, and will call your office to select from available characters.
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Murder Mystery Roles:

  • High Role Play
    • Jude, a social media influencer and horse owner
    • Mazimoff, the stable manager
    • Elizabeth, racing royalty, old money, and horse owner
    • Marianne, the president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association
    • Jackson, a horse trainer and analyst
    • Callie, the onsite veterinarian
  • Medium Role Play
    • Dean, real estate investor, and horse owner
    • Savannah, a journalist and activist working for the New York Racing Association, a non-profit organizations
    • Connor, an investor and IT professional; has sold several start-ups. Or so he claims when he’s undercover.
    • Clayton, the governor of Kentucky
    • Charlotte, a horse breeder
  • Low Role Play
    • Hunter, a jocky
    • Austin, a jocky
    • Emma, a movie star
    • Gwen, the host

When deciding to play a role in our Danger at the Derby please keep these things in mind.

  • You will need to be able to stay in character…mostly, slips will happen.
  • Follow all game rules.
  • Willing to improvise or use the “yes… and” game rule.
  • Not lie, players should not be outright lying about their characters or their secrets.
  • If you decided to be a player you will receive your characters background prior to the event and you should know your character prior to coming to the event. Backgrounds are roughly one page long.
  • Be on time to event, and stay till the end of the game.

Danger at the Derby Game Rules (these are the rules for those playing characters in the murder mystery)

  1. The GM/Host is not playing.
  2. There are 22 clues in total. Some clues are red herrings and meant to distract or lead in a different direction.
  3. Do not move clues. If you find one, read it, take notes, and leave it where it is.
  4. Don’t lie.
  5. To make an accusation, you will need to gather everyone together. In front of the group, you need to state who you think the murder is, the cause of death, and the motive.
  6. If you guess wrong you need to sit out for 2 minutes.
  7. You win if you get all the parts correct.

Additional information


Single Ticket $30, Set of 2 Tickets $55