Annual Seersucker & Sombreros returns


The 13th Annual Seersucker & Sombreros fundraiser in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi returns this Saturday hosted by the Phoenix Club of Jackson. 

The fundraiser party will take place at The District at Eastover outside on the green from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, at 1250 Eastover Drive blending the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo into one large celebration.

The Seersucker & Sombreros has become one of the most anticipated parties in town, organizers say.

Bud Sheppard, co-events director of the Phoenix Club of Jackson, said he and the rest of the club are excited to bring back the party after not being able to host it in 2020 due to COVID-19. 

“Our whole mission is to raise funds and awareness for the Boys & Girls Club, so having this event again helps that mission,” Sheppard said. ”We’ll still be conscious about the COVID guidelines and will keep everything washed and sanitized. We want to be safe and responsibly raise money.” 

This event will feature live music entertainment, such as the Jason Miller Band, the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, and some of the best food and drink the Jackson area has to offer, as well as a special Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. 

It will include a silent auction and a top-shelf open bar (open to those aged 21 and up, IDs will be checked), along with a specialty cocktail bar serving Mint Juleps and Margaritas. A live auction will also take place sometime during the party with a special item, which cannot be revealed at this time, Sheppard said. 

Guests are encouraged to come early for the Kentucky Derby races and to stay late for the fiesta celebration.  

“We hope to see everyone out there,” Sheppard said. “Come out and support the Boys and Girls Club. I think a lot of people will be excited to be out here after being cooped up in their houses for so long.”

All proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi. Tickets purchased this week will be $60, and tickets purchased at the door will be $65. The exclusive VIP section add-on is $25 per person, which grants access to the Fine & Dandy patio seating, bathroom and food. 

To learn more about the Phoenix Club of Jackson, the Boys and Girls Club of Mississippi, and other fundraisers by the club, visit 

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