This story has been updated.
Obviously, most Louisvillians know who Jack Harlow is at this point. The chart-topping rapper and Louisville native recently made an appearance at the Met Gala and is set to release a new-star studded album, Come Home The Kids Miss You, this Friday, May 6.
This Derby weekend, Harlow is coming home for at least three public appearances, from a swanky fundraiser to a meet-and-greet with fans.We’ve reached out to his team to see if he has any further plans, but for now, you can expect to catch him at these events:
FRIDAY, May 6
21c Museum Hotel Louisville
700 W. Main St.
$500 | Starts at 9 p.m.
Tickets to this party are already completely sold out, but, uh, Jack Harlow will be there as the featured guest, so that’s something. Steve Wilson, the founder of the 21c hotel chain, will be throwing this party as a benefit for the Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund.
Check out a trailer for the party here:
SATURDAY, May 7
The Kentucky Derby
700 Central Ave. | $80 and up | 6:37 p.m.
Twenty minutes before the Derby begins, Harlow will be at Churchill Downs to make the “Riders Up!” call, which tells the jockeys to mount their horses before they go to the starting gate.
Past celebrities who’ve made the “Riders Up!” call include Jeff Bridges, Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, and Dr. J (Julius Irving.)
Watch Bridges make the call in this video:
Harlow was slated to make the call in 2021 but was replaced by Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas after Harlow was present at a nightclub shooting the evening before.
Get your Derby tickets here.
SUNDAY, May 8
1806 Frankfort Ave.
Purchase of CD | 1-4 p.m.
Harlow will be at Guestroom Records to meet fans on Sunday. All it takes to get in is the purchase of an autographed CD of his Friday release, Come Home The Kids Miss You.
You can preorder the CD for $14.99 at this link.
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