The VIPP Report: The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy will host Derby Soundstage 2018 in Louisville

By Sherlene Shanklin

With the Kentucky Derby just 86 days away, organizers are working hard behind the scenes planning some of the biggest events, galas and parties around the greatest two minutes in sports. I announced that Grammy Award winning hip-hop/rap artist Lil Wayne will be in concert along with Grammy-nominated newcomer Cardi B and R&B sensation K. Michelle will be in concert on Thursday, May 3rd at Broadbent Arena for Derby Soundstage 2018.

All three artists performing have new material from Lil Wayne with Dedication 6, Cardi B with the remix of Finesse featuring Bruno Mars and K. Michelle with her album “The People I Used to Know”.

So, its Lil Wayne. Cardi B and K. Michelle in concert hosted by DJ Envy on Thursday, May 3rd in Broadbent Area. Tickets are on sale and they start at $70. The show will begin at 7:00 pm.

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Sherlene Shanklin is a veteran in the broadcast industry.  With almost 30 years in the field,  the multi-EMMY nominated multi-media content editor and The411 with Sherlene Shanklin entertainment/community affairs producer works for WHAS11 Television, an ABC Affiliate located in Louisville, KY.  

 

The VIPP Report: It’s a Triple Crown lineup during Kentucky Derby events

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Special from Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television, an ABC Affiliate Louisville

(Louisville, KY) Down the Stretch we come…We are just 119 days and counting away from the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby and there’s already a race to get events on the calendar.  We’ll I have my first announcement and it’s a good one for rap and hip-hop fans. Let’s add a concert to the many events you can enjoy while experiencing the greatest two minutes in sports.  I have a feeling a few of our guests will arrive in town a little earlier for this show.

This artist released Dedication 6 on Christmas Day….now I can announce Lil Wayne will be in Louisville for a concert on Thursday, May 3rd.  The Grammy Award winning hip hop star is no stranger to Louisville.. He won a Grammy with late artist/producer and Louisville native Stephen “Static Major” Garrett for Lollipop.  Wayne was in Louisville in April of 2017 and performed before a sold out audience.  He decided not to come alone.

He’s bringing a young artist that’s making her name known in the hip hop game. You’ve seen her on Love and Hip Hop New York and now she has this smash hit, Bodak Yellow, which is excelling her music career. Cardi  B will join Lil Wayne in Broadbent Arena.  She recently worked with Bruno Mars on the remix of his hit song Finesse.

And let me add just one more artist to the lineup. R and B singer K. Michelle will also travel to Louisville to be a part of the show after releasing her latest album “The People I Used to Know”.  If you look at your calendar that’s the same day as the Pegasus Parade…the official kickoff to Derby weekend.

So, its Lil Wayne. Cardi B and K. Michelle in concert on Thursday, May 3rd in Broadbent Area.  Tickets for this Derby concert will sellout.  They officially go on sale Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15th.  As I get additional information on this concert and other Kentucky Derby events I will pass them along.

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Sherlene Shanklin is a media veteran with more than 25 years of experience.  The EMMY nominated journalist currently works for WHAS11 Television, ABC Affiliate in Louisville, KY.  She also owns a PR firm, VIPP Communications and an accessory business VIPP Style (IG: vipp_style).    

The VIPP Report: Louisville Spring Jam announces their “Good Friday” artist lineup

 

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Yo Gotti has the song “It’s Going Down in the DM” and now the newest member of JayZ’s Roc Nation label announces his concert in Louisville, Ky.  Yo Gotti will headline Spring Jam 2017.  The Memphis native will bring his unique rap style to the Broadbent Arena on Good Friday.  The event will be “Legendary” for the Friday, April 14th.

Yo Gotti is not coming alone.  Spring Jam also announces that Bronx native and Grammy nominated rap artist Remy Ma will be performing.  The VH1 Love and Hip Hop New York star just released her new song “ShETHER” and it’s taking social media by storm.

The lineup also includes Ty Dolla $ign who has the hit song “Sucker for Pain” that’s heard on the film, Suicide Squad.  He along with Remy Ma performed earlier this month on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  Hip Hop artist Plies will also be a part of the show.   The Florida native is known for his platinum hit, “Shawty”.  He’s currently working on new material entitled “Purple Heart”.

Louisville will also get a chance to hear two local artists that have aspirations of being signed to major labels.  Artist Stook and CHEN 1 will open for this year’s Spring Jam.

Tickets for the Good Friday show start at $56.  To get up close on the floor, tickets will be $111.00.  You can purchase them starting Friday at Ticketmaster.com.

Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show will begin at 8:00 pm.

It’s Yo Gotti, Remy Ma, Ty Dolla $ign, Plies, Stook and Chin One at Broadbent Arena on Friday, April 14th.  For additional questions, please call 502-309-9533.  You can also We would like to thank T-Mobile Amtel for being this year’s Spring Jam sponsor.  The event is powered by keys2ky and BHen Entertainment.

Please announce on your entertainment calendars.  If you would like to setup an interview, please contact VIPP Communications at 502-582-7716 or by email us at info@vippcommunications.com.

The VIPP Report: Lil Boosie in concert Kentucky Derby weekend

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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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