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Celebrity guest list released for 2014 Barnstable Brown Gala

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The Barnstable Brown home is decked out for the gala each year. The Barnstable Brown home is decked out for the gala each year.
Fans always gather to see which celebrities walk the red carpet. Fans always gather to see which celebrities walk the red carpet.
Joey Fatone is an annual guest at the Barnstable Brown Gala. Joey Fatone is an annual guest at the Barnstable Brown Gala.
Country singer Travis Tritt is back again for the 2014 gala. Country singer Travis Tritt is back again for the 2014 gala.
WDRB's Tamara Evans covered the 2013 Barnstable Brown gala. WDRB's Tamara Evans covered the 2013 Barnstable Brown gala.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  Celebrities make up a big part of the guest list for the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala.

Among the notables expected at the annual diabetes fundraiser are the musicians in Kings of Leon.  Performers expected at the gala include country music's Miranda Lambert, Kix Brooks and Dierks Bentley. Sisters and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart will be at the party as well as Gene Simmons from Kiss, Richie Sambora from Bon Jovi and members of My Morning Jacket.

Boyz II Men will back, as well as Salt-n-Pepa.  Country star Travis Tritt also makes a return to the gala along with LeeAnn Womack, Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery, Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels.

Well-known sports figures also make a showing on the red carpet including quarterback Tom Brady, Wes Welker from the Denver Broncos, Randall Cobb from the Green Bay Packers, and Vince Wilfork from New England Patriots and Kris Humphries from the Boston Celtics will be there.   Golfter Jason Dufner is expected along with former UK basketball stars Jodie Meeks, who plays for the L. A. Lakers, and Doron Lamb, who plays for the Orlando Magic. The University of Louisville's Stephen Van Treese will also be there.

Others expected to take part in the Derby Eve tradition are party regulars Larry Birkhead, singer Taylor Dane and 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone.  Louisville singer Olivia Henken is also on the guest list after her showing on "The Voice."

Other celebrity guests will include:

Aaron Rodgers
Shannon Tweed
Stephen Amell
Bode Miller
Morgan Miller
Clay Walker
Lily Aldridge
Pete Wentz
Josh Henderson
Johnny Gill
Terry O'Quinn
Jennifer Holliday
Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery
Tracy Byrd
Charissa Thompson (Fox Sports)

This year's theme is "Gorgeous." The celebrity-packed gala is in its 26th year. It was founded by twin sisters Patricia Barnstable Brown and Priscilla Barnstable along with Patricia's late husband Dr. David E. Brown.  The gala has raised and donated approximately 9,600,000 to the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Center at the University of Kentucky over the past eight years.

This year's gala will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.  As in years past, there will be a red carpet arrival for the celebrity guests to the Highlands mansion of Patricia Barnstable Brown.

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