Joey has been changing the game of event planning for nearly two decades. An expert in marketing and promotions, Joey is the owner of J Wagner Group and he has produced some of the largest corporate, charity, and celebrity events in the country. Joey’s events have been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, US Weekly, In Touch, and Life & Style. Boxcar’s partnership with J Wagner Group allows our clients to build the publicity, sponsorships, and attendance necessary to execute an amazing event. During the Muhammad Ali memorial in Louisville, KY, Joey led the event logistics team.
As an undergraduate at Morehead State University, Joey played on the school’s Baseball and Golf teams before earning his Master’s in Sports Administration and Marketing. He is a Louisville native who has worked with the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, Indianapolis 500, Breeders’ Cup, Sugar Bowl, PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup. J Wagner Group has active partnerships with Kentucky Derby Festival, Grey Goose Vodka, Churchill Downs, Breeders’ Cup, Beam Suntory, Bacardi USA, Red Bull, First Guard Insurance, FEAT of Louisville, UofL Athletics, Anheuser-Busch, Signature Healthcare, and the Petrino Family Foundation.
Joey owns DerbyVIP.com that is a FULL Service Concierge Service during the week of the Kentucky Derby. DerbyVIP.com features House Rentals, Access into the Hottest Celebrity & Charity Events, Fashion, Transportation, Security, Cocktail recipes, & much more.
Two concepts that Joey has created & he activates all over the country is Jocktails & Pink Prom. Jocktails is a Celebrity/Charity Bartending Event that he does with Professional Athletes at Major Sporting Events. Jocktails has been produced at the Kentucky Derby, Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Weekend, Breeders’ Cup, Indianapolis 500, & with the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, & Cleveland Browns. Pink Prom is a 21 and over prom themed event thats raises money for Breast Cancer Research. Pink Prom has taken place in Louisville, Lexington, and Cincinnati.
Joey is on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Derby Festival & Petrino Family Foundation. However, the biggest event in Joey’s life is his family. Joey and his wife Nikki have two children, Jaden and Chloe. In his spare time he loves to play golf & Coach his Son’s Baseball Team the Derby City Dragons.