Butta B-Rocka, a Marietta-based artist who recently was nominated for Best Female Artist at The 2014 GA Music Awards, will open this Thursday May 1, 2014 at the Kentucky Derby Kickoff Party in Lexington, Kentucky - widely known as The Lexington Derby Ball - hosted by The Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc.
An international singer, songwriter, vocal producer, dancer, and entertainer, Oleathia “Butta B-Rocka” Robinson has been diligently putting in work across markets and border, showcasing her vocals and composed pieces for ears in the US, UK, Germany, Holland, Japan, Canada, Portugal, St Lucia, St Thomas, St Kitts, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Jamaica, Africa and across genres from pop, rock, gospel, country and rap.
Between her background vocals, demo recordings, and stage performances, her résumé boasts work and assistance with international superstars, Grammy winners and performers like Janet Jackson, Akon, TLC, Nas, rock group Collective Soul, country singer Zac Brown, Dream, Japanese star Namie Amuro, Belgium superstar Sandrine, German Artist Vanessa Jean Dedmon and countless other talents across the globe.
After its inception in 2004, the Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors set out to bring the Lexington community a traditional Kentucky ball on Derby Eve to benefit cancer research and treatment centers in the Commonwealth. The event became a social highlight of the Derby season and was held each May on a beautiful thoroughbred farm, Donamire Farm, in Lexington. Over 600 guests, from all over the country gather for an evening of dinner and dancing to live music. The Lexington Derby Ball is known for elaborate settings, such as Egyptian, an ocean scene, and garden. Weeks are spent creating the beautiful settings of intricate decorations, themed sets and magnificent floral arrangements. This black-tie event not only features a red carpet entrance, cocktail reception, exquisite dinner, and dancing, but also deluxe bars, live and silent auction.
"Playing at this event for consecutive years is a honor that I do not take lightly, especially given the Kentucky Derby's rich heritage and the worthy charitable cause for this event," states Butta B-Rocka.