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Country Stars Attending Derby Eve Star Studded Gala This Friday

Monday, April 29th, 2019 10:07am

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31st annual Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala

"The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports", "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" or  "The Run for the Roses" it's the 145 running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

Spectators come from all over the world to attend this annual event. But, prior to the event Louisville and surrounding areas light up with star studded gala's.

One of the most prestigious gala's is the  Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala.

For the 31st year, the Kentucky Derby celebration will double as a charity fundraiser for diabetes research at the University of Kentucky Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center in Lexington. 

Attending this years event are country artists:

  • Jennifer Nettles 
  • Joe Don Rooney 
  • Travis Tritt
  • Lee Brice
  • Tanya Tucker 
  • Eddie Montgomery 
  • Clay Walker

This year’s guest list also includes:

  • Tom Brady
  • Trey Songz
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Boyz II Men
  • Master P
  • Romeo Miller (f/k/a Lil’ Romeo)
  • Johnny Gill
  • Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi
  • Wilmer Valderrama
  • Bode and Morgan Miller
  • John Grisham (Author)
  • David Alan Grier
  • Stephen Amell (Arrow)
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC)
  • Joey Fatone
  • Jordan Smith
  • Von Miller (Denver Broncos, NFL and Super Bowl MVP)
  • Julian Edelman (New England Patriots, Super Bowl MVP)
  • Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Danny Amendola (Miami Dolphins)
  • Mike Vrabel (head coach, Tennessee Titans)
  • Sean McVay (head coach, Los Angeles Rams)
  • Kliff Kingsbury (head coach, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Brian Hoyer (New England Patriots)
  • Matt Cassel (Detroit Lions)
  • Jacoby Brissett (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jimmy Graham (Green Bay Packers, All-Pro)
  • Devante Adams (Green Bay Packers, Pro Bowl)
  • Randall Cobb (Dallas Cowboys, Pro Bowl)
  • David Bakhtiari (Green Bay Packers, Pro Bowl)
  • Bryan Baluga (Green Bay Packers)
  • Corey Linsley (Green Bay Packers)
  • J. Hawk (Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Erik Bakhtari (San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans)

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