You guys already know that Luda’s annual holiday was filled with excitement for both fans and celebrities. Not only did the music mogul party like it was 1999. Or so I hear.
If I’m being honest I didn’t make it out to all the festivities this year. Call me “over it,” but this year I was on some true low-key sh*t. I had my brown juice aka Conjure cognac, and I was good. But if you follow me on instagram then you already know the events I did take part in. But if you don’t follow me then you’re out luck. LOL.
Luckily though, Branded PR sent over a fantastic recap detailing every event.
Per Branded PR:
Thursday, August 30th: WELCOME TO ATLANTA DINNER
To celebrate the kick-off of the 7th Annual LudaDay Weekend festivities, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, Ebony Son Management, and DTP Records hosted an invite-only dinner for 50 close friends and business associates to express appreciation for their support of the Atlanta community. The dinner, held at Frank Ski’s Restaurant & Lounge, featured a cocktail hour on the patio where guests were treated to complimentary Conjure Cognac signature cocktails, Hublot watch displays, a Soul by Ludacris photo backdrop, and plush lounge seating. Following cocktail hour, guests including; Mayor Kasim Reed, actress Keka Palmer, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, actor Larenz Tate, NBA player Kenyon Martin, music producer/reality television star Stevie J., NBA player Josh Powell, Hosea Feed the Hungry founder Elizabeth Omilami, The Ludacris Foundation president Ms. Roberta Shields, corporate executives, and tastemakers, dined on a lavish four course menu. Hublot sponsored the dinner and also held a silent auction for one of their premiere diamond watches valuing at almost $20,000, which music executive Devyne Stephens placed the highest bid for in support of The Ludacris Foundation. Guests were also treated to gift bags stocked with goodies provided by sponsors New Era and Soul by Ludacris.
Friday, August 31st: LUDA SALUTES THE DJ & MEDIA APPRECIATION PARTY
DJs, music-enthusiasts, media, and industry tastemakers gathered for a private appreciation party at Frank Ski’s Restaurant & Lounge sponsored by Conjure Cognac and Miller Coors. Guests enjoyed passed appetizers while listening to some of Atlanta’s premiere DJs take turns providing the soundtrack for the event. Notable DJs including; DJ Infamous, DJ Holiday, DJ Kash, DJ Will, producer Sonny Digital, actor Lance Gross, Larenz Tate, and more lent their support to Ludacris, DTP Records and LudaDay Weekend.
Saturday, September 1st: LUDA & FRIENDS COLLEGE CAMPUS TAKEOVER
Ludacris and his celebrity friends, Kevin Hart, Larenz Tate, Keke Palmer, Lil Chuckee, Mykko Montana, Pastor Troy, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta co-star Momma Dee, producer Mike Will, buzzing new artist Crystal Renee and thousands of students and locals gathered for the annual free block party and concert at Clark Atlanta University’s Student Center. Patrons were treated to complimentary Zaxby’s, Red Bull activations, live performances, and Microsoft gaming stations displayed throughout the venue.
Sunday, September 2nd: TEAM LUDA VS TEAM HART CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME
The premiere LudaDay Weekend event was the sold-out celebrity basketball game (Team Luda VS Team Kevin Hart) held at Morehouse Forbes Arena. Thousands gathered to watch their favorite NBA players; Lou Williams, Kenyon Martin, Josh Powell, John Wall, Shannon Brown, face- off against Floyd Mayweather, Larenz Tate, Pusha-T, Big Tigger, Mase, Kenny Burns, Sammie, and Lil Chuckee, while numerous celebrities on the sidelines including; Keri Hilson, Keshia Knight Pulliam, LeToya Luckett, Lance Gross, Diamond, Toya Wright, Kandi Burruss, Rasheeda, Keke Palmer, Devyne Stephens, Akon, and more cheered on the teams from the stands.
Hublot presented the halftime challenge where a lucky winner won a trip for two to Miami and courtside tickets to watch the Miami Heat game. Patrons also had a chance to win exclusive pairs of Soul by Ludacris headphones.
The highlight of the event occurred when Ludacris was honored with a proclamation from City Council President, Ceaser Mitchell, officially declaring September 2nd “Luda Day” in the city of Atlanta!
Team Hart won against Team Luda 103 to 100.
Since I didn’t travel out I don’t have many pics. But luckily enough I found some blogs who got extensive shots. Plus, Donna Pernell, Ludacris personal photographer, got some great pics. Links below.
Majour MAJOR props to the following sponsors: Conjure Cognac, Soul by Ludacris, Hublot, New Era, Trojan Magnum, Red Bull, Zaxby’s (75N, Exit 267) Miller Coors and Crown Royal Black