R&B artists Fantasia and Chrisette Michele, with the music samplings of DJ Kid Capri, will be featured at Darrell Griffith’s 18th annual All Star...

R&B artists Fantasia and Chrisette Michele, with the music samplings of DJ Kid Capri, will be featured at Darrell Griffith’s 18th annual All Star Celebrity Derby Affair on May 2 in Louisville, KY, on the night of the Kentucky Derby. The event will be held from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. at the Cascade Ballroom of the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

Tickets are priced at $65 and are available at all area CVS Pharmacies, as well as a few other mall retail outlets in the region.

The All Star Celebrity Derby Affair, sponsored by the makers of Crown Royal Canadian whisky, is a VIP party for the residents of Kentucky and anyone in town celebrating Derby week. This year the party will be held at the largest venue in its 18-year history.


The event draws more than 2,500 people every year, making it one of the largest formal gatherings during Derby Week. In past years, celebrity guests have included Michael Jordan, Usher, Serena Williams, Nelly, Terrell Owens, Cedric the Entertainer, Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union.

“Darrell Griffith is a proud supporter of this community, as well as a powerful advocate towards our commitment to social responsibility, and we are proud to have the Crown Royal company return as presenting sponsor for this legendary night,” said Rob Mason, senior brand manager of Crown Royal, in a statement.