The VIPP Report: We just nine days away from the 140th Kentucky Derby held in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. The race will take place at the historic Churchill Downs. The VIPP Report will attend events and will post. To get real-time celebrity-sightings, inside some of the biggest events during Derby follow us on Twitter @VIPPComm. If you have a story idea and/or would like to advertise contact us at TheVIPPReport@vippcommunications.com.
The River City Drum Cultural Arts Institute welcomes drum lines to the city of Louisville for the battle of bragging rights during the 8th Annual Da’Ville Classic Drum Line Showcase. It’s all goes down this Saturday, April 26th at Iroquois Amphitheater. Community teams, high schools and colleges will show what that have by using precision and skill. The showcase will begin at 3:00 p.m. and tickets are only $10.00 per person for the official Kentucky Derby Festival event.
Miles College and Lincoln University will represent the post-secondary division. There will be four area schools in the high school division. They are Central High School, Louisville, KY; Art Academy, Columbus, OH; Columbus East, Columbus, OH; and the Academy of Shawnee, Louisville, KY. There will be six community teams in attendance representing Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. The River City Drum Corp, Louisville, KY; Saints, Columbus, OH; 3DI, Dayton, OH; Pick Percussions Pulse of Peoria, Illinois; Boom Squad, Evansville, IN and the Shawnee Arts & Cultural Center will all perform.
Ed White, Executive Director says “I’m happy to see so many teams both local and surrounding states participate in the showcase. Youth have been practicing for months for this opportunity and they will be bringing everything they’ve got. I along with the other teams make a conscious effort to help our youth achieve both in the classroom and in life. We provide great after-school opportunities for our youth and they earn scholarships not only in academics but in music.”
To purchase tickets you can call Ed White at 502-905-2908.
The VIPP Report: R&B senasation R. Kelly returns to Louisville and he will bring along Grammy-nominated artist Tamar Braxton with him. Kelly is calling it the Black Panties Tour entitled after his latest album. The concert is Sunday, May 11th at the KFC Yum! Center. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of all time. He has released 12 solo studio albums and sold nearly 100 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most successful R&B male artists in the industry.
Tickets for the show start at $52. You can purchase them at the KFC Yum! Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
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The VIPP Report: Hip hop artist Lil Boosie will “zoom” into Louisville on Friday, May 2nd at Broadbent Arena. This is one of the first concerts for the artist since his release from a prison on March 5th. His most notable song “Zoom” stayed on the Billboard Top 100 chart for several weeks thanks to his loyal fans.
If you plan to attend this concert, you must be over 21 years of age to enter. General admission tickets start at $50.
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The VIPP Report: It’s the “All of Me Tour” featuring singer-songwriter and nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend will be in concert at Horseshoe Casino located in Southern Indiana. The concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 10th in “The Showroom”. Legend says this is unlike any tour he’s done before. Fans can expect an intimate, raw and unplugged show.
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