Barnstable-Brown Gala preview [Kentucky Derby]


It’s time for the event of the year!  Sure it’s time for the Kentucky Derby and all, but don’t forget about the Barnstable-Brown Derby Eve Gala!  It’s Louisville’s premier celebrity event, complete with red carpet, camera flashes and black tie attire!


The expected guests for this year’s gala include Derby regulars as well as some first-timers.  Professional athletes Tom Brady, Barry Bonds and Aaron Rodgers will be in attendance as well as 2010 Winter Olympians Johnny Weir and Bode Miller.


Three of Michael Jackson’s brothers will be on hand as Tito, Marlon & Jackie Jackson are making their trip to the river city along with Smokey Robinson, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joey Fatone, Nick Lachey, Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz, Taylor Dane, Salt-N-Pepa, Travis Tritt, Rodney Crowell, John Michael Montgomery and Little Big Town.


Victoria Secret Supermodel Marissa Miller, MTV’sVanessa Minnillo and Rebecca Romijn (along with husband Jerry O Connell) are also expected to attend this Highlands Derby Eve party.


And, for you University of Kentucky basketball fans, Coach Calipari, John Wall and Patrick Patterson will also be stopping by the annual charity fundraiser.


Proceeds go to support the Barnstable-Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center at the University of Kentucky.


So, even if you don’t have an invitation to the party, be sure to check back for details as will have a full re-cap of the festivities!


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About Holly Freeland
I graduated from Western Kentucky University (GO Tops!) with an English and Journalism degree. I spend my time playing soccer, watching UK basketball, stalking David Beckham and laughing at Chelsea Handler.
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