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The Julep will host local and national business leaders, horse industry professionals and celebrities from sports, music, cinema and television to help raise money for the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville. Tonya Abeln has several tips for those trying to catch a glance of the rich and famous.
- All celebs will be walking the pink carpet for Oaks and red carpet on Derby Day. - For a $100 dance ticket, you can enter The Julep at 11 PM to hear a special performance by Angie Johnson, mingle with celebs and dance into Derby day. (tickets available here) - Celeb watching is free and encouraged outside The Galt House as they enter the red carpet. - Maker's Mark Lounge has generously offered to host The Julep celebs after Derby for a post-track meal.
James Graham Brown Cancer Center is proud to announce that Brown-Forman Corp. and its Early Times Mint Julep are the 2012 presenting sponsors of The Julep, a Derby Eve gala event. The Julep will be held May 4, 2012, at the Galt House Hotel and Suites, 140 North 4th St., Louisville.
The Julep will host local and national business leaders, horse industry professionals and celebrities from sports, music, cinema and television to help raise money for the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville. The evening will feature a celebrity red carpet entrance, cocktail reception featuring Early Times® Mint Julep and Brown-Forman products, dinner, dancing and silent auction. The scientists and patients at the forefront of cancer treatment and delivery will be honored and saluted for their efforts.
The Julep, formerly known as the Julep Ball, is a unique evening with food, cocktails and superb entertainment. In 2011, more than 1,000 people from across the country attended the sold-out event. This year, The Julep will bring the focus back to simple elegance. Adopting a "black tie optional" outlook, guests are welcome to come to the event straight from the track without having to change into a tuxedo or ball gown.
Proceeds from The Julep help the James Graham Brown Cancer Center continue its mission of finding answers to cancer. Since 2005 more than $1.5 million in net proceeds from the center's Derby Eve event have gone directly to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families. For information and tickets, just click here.
Max Adler, actor, Glee, Wolf Town; currently filming 23 Blast here in Kentucky.
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Emmy winner for House of Saddam, Oscar-nominated for House of Sand and Fog.
Gabriel Amar, designer, Frank Olive Hats.
David Arquette, actor, Never Been Kissed, Scream, Conception, Dancing With the Stars.
Rodney Atkins, six No. 1 hits on the country chart.
Conrad Bachmann, Louisville native/actor, founder of Louisville International Festival of Film, Rules of Engagement, Tremors, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
Jennifer Bronstein, actor, Chuck, Pop Fiction, The O.C.
Zachery Ty Bryan, actor, Home Improvement, First Kid, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
Vanessa Bell Calloway, cancer survivor/actor, Biker Boyz, What's Love Got to Do With It, Coming to America.
Kelly Cutrone, public relations executive/reality TV personality, Kell on Earth, America's Next Top Model.
Stephanie Decker, local hero mom whose quick action saved her children from the recent tornados, but sacrificed her legs.
Linsey Godfrey, actor, cancer survivor who you can see on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Mark Hapka, of Days of Our Lives is currently filming 23 Blast here in Kentucky.
A.J. Hawk, linebacker, Green Bay Packers.
Angie Johnson, singer, CeeLo Team Member on The Voice.
Star Jones, TODAY'S "Professionals"; Emmy-nominated for The View.
Jonathan Kite, actor, 2 Broke Girls, In the Flow with Affion Crockett.
Charlie Lustman, cancer survivor and musician.
Christina McClarty, on air correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
Lee Ann Herring Olvedo, Miss Kentucky United States.
Brady Quinn, quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs.
Carrie Reichenbach, actor, Kickin' It, Los Americans, the upcoming C'mon Man opening June 26.