Alpha Derby Kickoff Concert

Alpha Derby Weekend - Kick-Off Social & Concert

featuring Doug E. Fresh & DJ Frank Ski

Grand Hyatt Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
United States

Event Description:

A weekend of fundraising efforts hosted by the Metro Atlanta Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Anchored around three events – Friday, a Kick-Off Party and Concert by Doug E. Fresh, hosted by V-103's own Frank Ski. A Saturday Day Party with the showing of 144th Derby horse race, with sounds by DJ EClass and V-103's own DJ PNut. The weekend ends with a Jazz Brunch featuring the incomparable saxophonist Trey Daniels. Net proceeds to benefit 8 metro Atlanta non-profits to fund college tours, scholarships, SAT prep, mentoring programs, etc.

These fundraising affairs are first-of-their-kind events; Alpha chapters from across the Metro-Atlanta area have all collaborated, bringing the best that each chapter offers to put on a first-class weekend. Alphas with chapters located in Atlanta, Morrow, Gwinnett, Cobb, Conyers, East Point, Henry County, and Dekalb will ALL be represented! From the Kick-off Social and Concert on Friday, to the classy Sunday Jazz Brunch, if you're not in Louisville, Kentucky for the Derby, THIS is the place to be seen!

Why all the fuss? It is really all about the hats… The Derby is the most well-known horse race in the world. It's run the first Saturday in May (May 5, 2017) in the late afternoon (6PM). Yes, it's steeped in tradition and ushers in the Spring season, but the bottom line is, it gives us an excuse to dress up and party! Ladies wear large hats, men wear seersucker suits and bowties, and both sip mint juleps well into the evening. Come out, bring your folks, and benefit multiple great causes – all in one weekend.