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All the Feels

The Trifecta Gala is the Premier Kentucky Derby Eve event of the year.

Red carpet. Black tie.
Food. Libations. Music.
Memories for a lifetime.

Mix and mingle with celebrities and some of the biggest names in the history of entertainment & music, while giving back to charity.

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Performance by Usher

Ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 65 million albums worldwide.

Biography

Challenging himself creatively and testing musical boundaries are characteristics that have defined Usher’s career since he was first discovered twenty years ago on Star Search.  Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Assn. of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 65 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including  8 Grammy Awards and was named the #1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 #1 hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.

Biography

Challenging himself creatively and testing musical boundaries are characteristics that have defined Usher’s career since he was first discovered twenty years ago on Star Search.  Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Assn. of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 65 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including  8 Grammy Awards and was named the #1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 #1 hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.

2019 continues to be a busy year for Usher.  Musically, he is currently in the studio recording his 9th studio album which will be released  in 2019.   Late 2018 he released a collaborative project with Zaytoven entitled “A” which was an ode to the Atlanta sound and culture.  His acting career  continued to develop with his role in the film Burden. Burden debuted at  the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the “Audience Award for Best Film”.

In 2017 the release of his most recent studio album entitled “Hard II Love”  spawned his 15th N #1 single with the song “No Limit”. In Film, Usher garnered critical acclaim for his role as boxer Sugar Ray Leonard in  “Hands of Stone,”. The film is  a biopic of boxer Roberto Duran in which he co-starred opposite Robert DeNiro and Edgar Ramirez.

Recently Usher finished his world tour entitled “The UR Experience”.  Usher also completed 2 seasons as a coach on NBC’s Emmy award winning hit TV show “The Voice” where he proved his top-notch coaching capability by becoming the champion of season 6.    

Realizing that with success comes responsibility. Usher has also proven to be a major philanthropic force. Founded in 1999, his New Look Foundation empowers youth from impoverished communities to become leaders. In recognition of his accomplishments, Usher has been honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Trumpet Foundation, Do Something, the NAACP, and as the 2010 Ford Freedom Award Scholar.  Usher’s business ventures include a best-selling line of fragrances, and a business venture with RBMG (Raymond Braun Media Group).

For more info on Usher’s New look Foundation: http://ushersnewlook.org

Trifecta Gala Presented by your host Steve Harvey

Mr. Harvey’s entry into comedy was a leap of faith. He was encouraged to perform at an open mic comedy night in 1985. His performance brought down the house, and the next day he quit his job to pursue his dream.

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Today, Mr. Harvey is known as the busiest man in Hollywood. But in addition to being an Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author and businessman, he is a dedicated mentor to the celebrities he helped throughout their careers, and an inspiring motivator to his fans. While his gift is being an entertainer, Mr. Harvey’s true passion is helping people, which led to the establishment of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, dedicated to helping thousands of underprivileged children receive the tools for success.

Mr. Harvey started Steve Harvey Global in 2017, focused on creating and delivering entertaining and motivational content, products and experiences to their audience around the world. This year, he is also launching VAULT, a learning hub for future leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate visionaries.

Steve and his wife Marjorie Harvey are devoted to each other and to their family of seven children and five grandchildren, Mr. Harvey’s proudest accomplishment.

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Today, Mr. Harvey is known as the busiest man in Hollywood. But in addition to being an Emmy® Award-winning entertainer, radio personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author and businessman, he is a dedicated mentor to the celebrities he helped throughout their careers, and an inspiring motivator to his fans. While his gift is being an entertainer, Mr. Harvey’s true passion is helping people, which led to the establishment of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, dedicated to helping thousands of underprivileged children receive the tools for success.

Mr. Harvey started Steve Harvey Global in 2017, focused on creating and delivering entertaining and motivational content, products and experiences to their audience around the world. This year, he is also launching VAULT, a learning hub for future leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate visionaries.

Steve and his wife Marjorie Harvey are devoted to each other and to their family of seven children and five grandchildren, Mr. Harvey’s proudest accomplishment.

Bring your joyful heart

Come dressed in your finest as we set the stage for a night you won’t forget.

Time & Place

May 3rd, 2020
7:00pm
KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, Kentucky

Performances By

Usher

Presented By

The Bridgeman Charitable Group

With love, Junior Bridgeman

& Family

Making a Difference

One of the privileges of success is being able to give back. Your tickets and pledges support:

Charming & Sophisticated

This year’s event is hosted at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. You’ll find a number of nearby hotels to round out your night, and the Louisville Marriott East is offering special group rates for Trifecta guests.

2019 Performance by Usher

Ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 65 million albums worldwide.

Do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to see Usher up close and personal.

2019 Performance by Usher

Ranked by the Recording Industry Association of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 65 million albums worldwide.

Do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to see Usher up close and personal.

Up Close & Memorable

This private dinner and party has featured past performers Jill Scott, Miguel, Earth Wind and Fire, Nelly, Darius Rucker, Stevie Wonder, Chris Rock, and countless more.

With the exclusivity of our events, you get an up close and intimate experience with some of the biggest talent in music.

Up Close & Memorable

This private dinner and party has featured past performers Jill Scott, Miguel, Earth Wind and Fire, Nelly, Darius Rucker, Stevie Wonder, Chris Rock, and countless more.

With the exclusivity of our events, you get an up close and intimate experience with some of the biggest talent in music.

DJ Ferno

“Musically capable, intelligent, DJ Ferno is influential due to his ability to mix and mingle with crowds that differ by age and ethnicity.”

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With an ear for detail and the ability to deliver musical indulgence, he is able to conquer the emotional connections people have with music by simply being great at spinning, production, and creating and navigating a mesmerizing musical journey!

Always perfecting his craft, DJ Ferno is also known for his pivotal role in the travelogue series Vinyl Destination where he traveled alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff circling the globe. In 2008 they met for the first time and seeing the immense talent and strife within DJ Ferno, Jazzy Jeff invited him to work beside him and his team while introducing him to new experiences and opportunities. DJ Ferno now puts those lessons and experiences into use touring, producing music and remixes, running his Assembly party and record- lifestyle company/ G.O.M.S!

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With an ear for detail and the ability to deliver musical indulgence, he is able to conquer the emotional connections people have with music by simply being great at spinning, production, and creating and navigating a mesmerizing musical journey!

Always perfecting his craft, DJ Ferno is also known for his pivotal role in the travelogue series Vinyl Destination where he traveled alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff circling the globe. In 2008 they met for the first time and seeing the immense talent and strife within DJ Ferno, Jazzy Jeff invited him to work beside him and his team while introducing him to new experiences and opportunities. DJ Ferno now puts those lessons and experiences into use touring, producing music and remixes, running his Assembly party and record- lifestyle company/ G.O.M.S!

DJ Ferno

“Musically capable, intelligent, DJ Ferno is influential due to his ability to mix and mingle with crowds that differ by age and ethnicity.”

Read More

With an ear for detail and the ability to deliver musical indulgence, he is able to conquer the emotional connections people have with music by simply being great at spinning, production, and creating and navigating a mesmerizing musical journey!

Always perfecting his craft, DJ Ferno is also known for his pivotal role in the travelogue series Vinyl Destination where he traveled alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff circling the globe. In 2008 they met for the first time and seeing the immense talent and strife within DJ Ferno, Jazzy Jeff invited him to work beside him and his team while introducing him to new experiences and opportunities. DJ Ferno now puts those lessons and experiences into use touring, producing music and remixes, running his Assembly party and record- lifestyle company/ G.O.M.S!

Read More

With an ear for detail and the ability to deliver musical indulgence, he is able to conquer the emotional connections people have with music by simply being great at spinning, production, and creating and navigating a mesmerizing musical journey!

Always perfecting his craft, DJ Ferno is also known for his pivotal role in the travelogue series Vinyl Destination where he traveled alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff circling the globe. In 2008 they met for the first time and seeing the immense talent and strife within DJ Ferno, Jazzy Jeff invited him to work beside him and his team while introducing him to new experiences and opportunities. DJ Ferno now puts those lessons and experiences into use touring, producing music and remixes, running his Assembly party and record- lifestyle company/ G.O.M.S!

Your Organizers

The Bridgeman family is led by Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman, a retired NBA guard and entrepreneur. His children Justin, Ryan and Eden have followed him into the family business and hold key leadership roles across the various business enterprises throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“Our family is so blessed on many levels: financially, communally and spiritually. We believe that to much is given, much is expected.”

– Eden Bridgeman

 

Brand Partners

These are brands and sponsors we've worked with to bring excellence and excitement to our events!

Media Partners

Our sponsors proudly support this impeccable event that impacts the community and features music legends. The Trifecta includes brand engagement experiences in non-conventional ways.

Take Coca-Cola for instance. You can drink Coke anywhere. But, when you have Coke at The Trifecta, it’s dressed elegantly, in a fun party environment and paired with a drink you’ve possibly never had before — or even cooked in a dish you’ve never tasted before. We’re rethinking how you enjoy Coca-Cola.

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Charities

Your tickets and donations support wonderful causes.

“It is a tremendous honor for me to be able to present the Trifecta Gala during Louisville’s premiere time of the year, The Kentucky Derby. ”

— ULYSSES ‘JUNIOR’ BRIDGEMAN