Jan. 10, 2014 – LOUISVILLE, KY – The Kentucky Derby Festival wants to help one lucky fan and 24 of their friends celebrate the 25th Thunder show in style. The Festival is partnering with the J Wagner Group and Joey Wagner to offer the party in the Thunder VIP area on a private garage top near the Waterfront, with a front row seat for the show.

Beginning today through February, 9, fans can enter to win the party by “liking” the Thunder Over Louisville Facebook page or the Kentucky Derby Festival Facebook page. Fans of those pages will have access to a link where they will complete the entry form. The winner will be selected and announced mid-February. More information is available online at kdf.org.

Thunder Over Louisville – the Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies – is one of the more than seventy events produced by the Derby Festival in the spring. The 2014 Thunder Over Louisville is set for Saturday, April 12 and is the 25th production.

The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people in a two-week period and has a local economic impact of more than $127 million. Thunder alone contributes $56 million of that estimate to both sides of the Ohio River. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single-attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.


For more information contact:

Derby Festival Press Office at (502) 584-FEST.

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