11-time Grammy Award nominee and R&B icon, Charlie Wilson, will perform at this year’s Louisville Urban League Derby Gala, which will be held at the Omni Louisville Hotel on Wednesday, May 2, and is presented by Brown-Forman and Atria.

The event celebrates the Louisville Urban League and raises money for its programs that focus on jobs, justice, education, health, and housing. The gala is an official event of the Kentucky Derby Festival.

“We are so honored to be an official Kentucky Derby Festival event and we want to remind everybody that everything we raise at the gala allows us to connect people with jobs, justice, education, health, and housing opportunities. Last year the Louisville Urban League made a $25 million economic impact in this community and we could not do it without the support of wonderful individuals, corporations, and foundations. We are so excited to have Charlie Wilson light up the stage this year. If you were there last year, you know you cannot miss this year,” said Sadiqa Reynolds, President/CEO of the Louisville Urban League.

“The Louisville Urban League has a history of creating and implementing programs that are crucial to the community,” stated Charlie Wilson. “I am honored to be part of this year’s Derby Gala.”