The Hermitage Grand Gala

After months of anticipation, individual tickets and tables are now on sale for The Hermitage Grand Gala! This star-studded event will take place on the historic grounds of Hermitage Farm on Friday, May 1, the eve of the Kentucky Derby. Ticket purchases include red carpet access, dinner, and entertainment. Winner’s Circle tickets are also available for sale and offer preferred seating and VIP bar service.

Proceeds from The Hermitage Grand Gala will support a variety of local charities including The West End School, Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, Cardinal Covenant Scholarship at the University of Louisville, Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and The University of Louisville Autism Center.

So what can guests expect? Entertainment and lots of it. The Hermitage Grand Gala’s entertainment lineup has something for everyone.

For the country fans there’s Darius Rucker. With Rucker’s overwhelming success in country music, some forget that he was ever front man for notable ’90’s rock band Hootie & The Blowfish. His cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” earned Rucker a Grammy and made his name synonymous with other country music superstars. Just this week, Rucker released his fourth country album with “Southern Style.” Expect to hear tracks from this new album; other hits from Rucker’s solo career; and of course Hootie & The Blowfish songs, during Rucker’s 45-minute set on stage at the Hermitage Grand Gala.

Next up is R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, who is well known for his collaborations with Carrie Underwood, Beyonce, Celine Dion, and Mario. The artist is a brilliant songwriter and has expressed his desire to work with Adele and Sam Smith in the near future. Recently, his song with Pitbull, “Time of Our Lives” topped Billboard charts. On May 1, the artist will bring the Hermitage Grand Gala crowd to its feet with a live performance. His concert underneath the black-tie event’s amazing tent will be unforgettable.

This Derby party won’t stop until the wee hours of the morning. DJ Cassidy has DJ’d for President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Anna Wintour and on May 1, he will create an unbelievable late-night dance party at the Hermitage Grand Gala. Guests will dance until dawn with Cassidy’s mix of disco, hip-hop, and rock ‘n’ roll tracks. A mainstay of the New York City club scene, Cassidy is known for his personal style, both with his wardrobe and electric DJ sets.

You won’t want to miss this party! Purchase your tickets today.

Email tickets@hermitagegrandgala.com or call 502.805.2009 to purchase tickets. For more information visit www.hermitagegrandgala.com. VT