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Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, & DJ Cassidy to Perform at Hermitage Grand Gala on Derby Eve

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The hosts of the Hermitage Grand Gala have announced the first of several entertainers performing at their star-studded Derby Eve party. Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo will perform for A-list attendees and guests, who will also be treated to a late-night dance party featuring DJ Cassidy.

Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, founders of 21c Museum Hotels, are thrilled to join Junior and Doris Bridgeman to host the Gala. Junior Bridgeman is the owner and President of Manna, Inc. Together the organizers will create what promises to be the most glamorous and star-studded charity event in the history of the Kentucky Derby.

“The Kentucky Derby is a time to celebrate the spirit of horse-racing, and we love sharing the magnificence of Kentucky with visitors in the spring time. We are thrilled to have a fantastic entertainment lineup for our guests and promise more surprises throughout the evening. This is our chance to support great local charities,” shares Steve Wilson, who will personally produce the party.

Junior Bridgeman, former University of Louisville and NBA player, noted, “The Derby is not only the largest annual event in Louisville but attracts attention from all over the world. Having the partnership and shared creativity with Steve and Laura Lee, we are aiming to host a memorable and charitable Derby event. The Gala will have a star studded guest list and amazing entertainment throughout the evening.”

The Hermitage Grand Gala will take place Derby Eve, Friday May 1st on the grounds of the historic Hermitage Farm, one of Kentucky's oldest Thoroughbred breeding farms. The tented, black tie party will welcome 1,500 guests including top names in entertainment, sports, politics, and business. Announcements of the celebrity guest list will be made in the coming months along with a complete list of corporate sponsors.

Corporate sponsorship inquiries may be sent to joey@boxcarpr.com.

Tables for the Hermitage Grand Gala go on sale tomorrow, February 4, by online invitation only and range in price from $10K to $12K per table of ten. Interested parties who submitted their information through hermitagegrandgala.com will receive an email invitation that includes reservation and payment information. Individual tickets will go on sale March 6. For more information on tables, email tickets@hermitagegrandgala.com or call (502) 805-2009.

The charitable beneficiaries of the Hermitage Grand Gala will include The West End School, Kentucky School of Art, the Cardinal Covenant Scholarship at the University of Louisville, Kosair Children's Hospital Foundation and The University of Louisville Autism Center.

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