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American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks to Perform in Derby Affirmed Lounge

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Thu, Dec 25, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Churchill Downs' Affirmed Lounge, a deluxe hospitality area within the Kentucky Derby Museum, has announced its headliner during the Kentucky Derby weekend - American Idol's Taylor Hicks! If you've ever seen Hicks perform live, you know what a powerful performer he is and with the intimate atmosphere that is the Affirmed Lounge, fans can expect a fantastic show!

Read on to learn about Hicks, the Affirmed Lounge and how to get access during the Kentucky Derby.

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Meet American Idol® Star, Taylor Hicks

One of the most beloved and popular American Idol® winners of all-time, Taylor Hicks, will be taking the stage in the Affirmed Lounge to entertain guests throughout the Kentucky Derby weekend. 

After his race to fame on the hit TV show, Hicks debut single "Do I Make You Proud" entered number one on Billboard's Hot 100, Pop 100 and Single Sales Charts. His first album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was quickly named RIAA Platinum. Ladies, he was even named "Hottest Bachelor of the Year!"

Peek Inside the Affirmed Lounge

Located within the Kentucky Derby Museum, just inside Gate 1 at Churchill Downs, the Affirmed Lounge is unique because it is one of the only inside hospitality venues that is climate-controlled and indoors.

Affirmed1 resized 600 resized 600With access to the Affirmed Lounge, Derby VIPs will be able to enjoy complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks throughout the day, a complimentary, gourmet lunch buffet, live wagering tellers, and private restrooms.

In addition to Hicks live performance, celebrity jockeys will be making appearances to meet-and-greet with you throughout the weekend! Last year, Chris McCarron and Pat Day visited guests inside the Affirmed Lounge.

And since the Affirmed Lounge doesn't offer views of the track, there is full, simulcast TV coverage of the on-track festivities inside, so even when you're away from your seat in the stands, you won't miss a moment of the action.

Get VIP Access at the Kentucky Derby

Do you want to see Hicks perform in the Affirmed Lounge throughout the Kentucky Derby weekend? Then it's time to get access!


Derby Experiences' Official Ticket Packages offer two different ways to get exclusive access to this exclusive hospitality area and performance: Grandstand Orange and Grandstand Orange Fillies & Lilies Party Packages!

With Grandstand Orange Packages, you'll receive a ticket to the third floor of the Grandstand, exclusive access to the Affirmed Lounge and all its amenities, a VIP Fast Access Pass, and optional accommodations and transportation.

With Orange Grandstand Fillies & Lilies Party Packages, you'll have the same inclusions mentioned prior, but you'll also receive an invite to Derby Experiences' second annual Fillies & Lilies Party featuring country music's sweetheart, Sara Evans!

Get more information on how you can secure access to the Affirmed Lounge during the 2015 Kentucky Derby weekend today. Call 1-888-384-7088 to speak to a representative or visit Derby Experiences' website.

 

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