Immediate Release: Derby Soundstage 2023 announce concert lineup for Kentucky Derby weekend featuring T.I., Trina, and Jeezy hosted by DJ Drama

Official News Release

(Louisville, KY) Kentucky Derby weekend would not be the same without the concert professionals of Derby Soundstage 2023, bringing some of the top Hip-Hop and R&B artists in the entertainment industry. 

This year’s concert in the Derby City will be one for the history books when it comes to the accolades, they bring to the Louisville stage. 

Derby Soundstage 2023 announces that on Thursday, May 4th at Freedom Hall fans can see T.I., Jeezy, and Trina. Hosted by DJ Drama.

Tickets will be  available at all Ticketmaster locations on February 13th.  They range from $65.00 to $200.00

.T.I. is a three-time Grammy Award winning recording artist with anthems like ‘Whatever You Like’, ‘U Don’t Know Me’, to ‘Big Things Poppin’.  T.I. has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S. alone.  The founding executive of Grand Hustle Records is also a successful actor, entrepreneur, and the host of a poplar podcast “expediTIously with Tip ‘T.I’ Harris. This will be T.I.’s first live appearance in Louisville since 2016. 

Jeezy is a Def Jam artist who released ‘Snofall’ which is now available on all streaming platforms. He’s recently been featured in Freddie Gibbs ‘Rabbit Vision’.  Over this ‘EnTrapreneur’s’ career Jeezy has had a #1 hit Billboard hit ‘Put On’, three top ten hits and 25 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 like ‘Love in This Club’, Soul Survivor’, ‘Leave You Alone’ and ‘Trap or Die’.

Trina is known as the ‘Da Baddest’ in hip-hop. She currently stars in the realty show, Love & Hip Hop: Miami.  XXL calls Trina the most consistent female rapper of all time.  Putting out hits like ‘Here We Go’, ‘B R Right’, and ‘Pull Over’ to name a few of Trina’s many hits. 

DJ Drama is a Grammy Award winning artist and co-founder of Generation Now of Atlantic Records that represents artists like Louisville native Jack Harlow and Lil Uzi Vert.  He gained recognition as T.I. ‘s official DJ under Atlantic’s Grand Hustle label.

Derby Soundstage 2023 is presented by Real 93.1 and is produced by The Live Suite.  To be a sponsor, contact The Live Suite at livsuite@gmail.com.

To obtain interviews and/or credentials contact VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications.com or by calling 502.341.7306. 

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Derby Soundstage 2023 featuring T.I., Jeezy, Trina, & DJ Drama

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Freedom Hall, Louisville

Tickets go on sale via ticketmaster.com starting Monday, February 13th.  Tickets range from $65-$200. 

The Live Suite  www.thelivesuite.com

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Black Professionals Mixer-Louisville announces 2023 events

Nikki Lanier, CEO of Harper Slade and Nikkilanier.com announces her 2023 dates and venue for Black Professionals Mixer-Louisville. Professionals will have three opportunities to network and socialize amongst business peers. 

Save the following dates: 

• March 14, 2023, 

• July 11, 2023, and 

• December 12, 2023.  

The mixer will take place at Joe’s Palm Room located at 1821 W. Jefferson Street.  

Nikki R. Lanier says “I’m excited to announce our new partner, Joe’s Palm Room and our three scheduled mixers.  I wanted to give professionals in this region a place where Black business and community leaders have a chance to collaborate and meet other professionals. This is going to be a great year for us, and we continue to build relationships and help Black professionals, especially those new to Louisville, to feel welcomed and endeared by our city.”

Donnie Adkins with Joe’s Palm Room expresses his support for BPM.  He says, “We are extremely excited that Joe’s Palm Room was chosen as the site for the 2023 Black Professional Mixer series. Over the last year, the Joe’s team has helped revitalize the image of the Russell neighborhood by hosting successful events like the Rotary Club’s lunch series, the West Louisville farmers market, and the Wekeza West real estate investment series. We look forward to showing off our upgraded event space and new menu. You are guaranteed a great time at Joe’s Palm Room!”

Since its inception in 2018, the Black Professionals Mixer has hosted over 600 professionals from business executives, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, philanthropists to leaders in sports and entertainment.  

“The sponsors for the Black Professionals Mixer have enjoyed the access to the region’s Black professionals says Lanier.”

We would like to thank our following sponsors for their continued support: LG&E, Norton Healthcare, Yum! Brands, Brown-Forman, Kentucky Derby Festival. Today’s Woman, Royal Jewelers, MCM CPAs and Advisors, and Obi Law Group.  A special thank you to Black Jockey’s Lounge for supporting our vision by hosting 2022 mixers.  

The Black Professionals Mixer is a means to provide Louisville’s Black Professionals Mixer will align with NikkiLanier.com as it transitions to for more opportunities in 2023.  We will continue to showcase the region’s top Black professionals while further anchoring a visible commitment to racial equality and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (DEI).

2023 Sponsorship opportunities are available. You can reach us at admin@nikkilanier.com

If you would like to setup an interview and/or be a sponsor, please contact VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications.com.  

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The Walnut Street Revue Celebrating the Blues

LEGACIES UNLIMITED PRESENTS ‘JAMMIN’ WITH THE BLUES’

(Louisville, KY) Legacies Unlimited Inc. presents The Walnut Street Revue ‘Jammin with the Blues’ featuring Tee Dee Young, Kentucky’s newly crowned King of the Blues and 2022 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame inductee.  Also, performing will be The Walnut Street Blues Band.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, (KCAAH) located at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd at 7:30pm.

Reserved tickets are $65 per person and $45 for general admission. You can purchase them on www.redpintix.com or you can also purchase them at Better Days Records.

Ken Clay, Founder of Legacies Unlimited, says “the blues is an essential style of music deeply rooted in the soul of Kentucky Music. We are happy to have with us the Walnut Street Blues Band and to celebrate with Tee Dee Young his recent induction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.”

Tickets for The Walnut Street Revue are $65 for general admission and $45 for cabaret seating. (limited space)

Jammin’ with the Blues is presented by Legacies Unlimited in partnership with the KCAAH.  It is made possible through support from Christy Brown, the Owsley Brown II Family Foundation, Hardscuffle Inc., WLKY-TV and George & Mary Lee Fischer.

Please announce and/or post our event to your entertainment/event calendar.  To set-up an interview, please contact VIPP Communications at  info@vippcommunications.com.

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