LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Once a headlining invitee on the Derby-party circuit, TV personality Guy Fieri is now planning his own soiree Friday night.
Fieri has announced what he's calling a Derby Launch Party at his Guy Fieri's Smokehouse at 4th Street Live!
The bash begins at 9 p.m., and Fieri said it will run until 3 a.m. He also promises a "big-time menu," as well as some pro athletes for the see-and-be-seen crowd.
"We'll have an open premium bar from 9 a.m. until midnight, then some killer late-night grub for the partiers who are rocking until 3 a.m.," he said.
DJ Irie will handle spinning duties, and decorated Chef Aaron May, ubiquitous on cable TV, will head up a specialty, barbecue-heavy menu.
"This is how you kick off the Derby in Louisville," Fieri said.