Those of you familiar with the city’s celebrity party circuit may know Joey Wagner, who’s built a small empire of a business marketing, promoting and selling events. Wagner’s J-Dub Entertainment is the force behind dozens of events, including, for example, the annual Bowl for the Roses charity event at Derby time.
He says J-Dub is an “umbrella” for a myriad of business interests that he’s involved in, and it’s easy to admire Wagner’s energy. He’s an owner of Prime Lounge, where many of his events are held. And he seems to know a lot of big-name local celebrities, especially athletes including jockey Robby Albarado and ex-U of L QB Chris Redman.
So we noticed when Wagner started blogging last week at the Voice-Tribune website. He’s producing the paper’s “Best Dressed” party, which will have its Fourth Annual bash August 29 and has compiled an impressive list of sponsors.
Wagner’s entries on a Courier-Journal/Velocity site stopped in mid-April. So did mentions of his parties in Velocity and in the C-J Buzz column. Hmm.
Wagner says the Voice-Tribune is a new client and that he just decided to stop the Velocity relationship.