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Guest lists set for star studded night of Derby-eve parties

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Actors, musicians and star athletes convene at the Louisville home of Patricia Barnstable Brown, where the party is held. Actors, musicians and star athletes convene at the Louisville home of Patricia Barnstable Brown, where the party is held.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The newest Derby-eve party is pulling out all the stops to bring Hollywood to the bluegrass, but it's certainly not the only gala in town bringing out the A-list celebrities. Here's the rundown:

The Hermitage Grand Gala

"We've been working on it for a full year," Hermitage Grand Gala co-host Steve Wilson said. "Many may remember we announced it just before Derby last year, so it's been quite an effort."

The Hermitage Grand Gala just added a few more celebrities to the list of attendees for it's extravagant first outing. In addition to Darius Rucker, Ne-Yo and Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock will also be attending.

"He's a friend of Martin Lawrence and Martin Lawrence is performing, so they're going to be doing something together," Wilson explained.

The guest list will also include Andy Cohen, David Arquette, Angela Bassett, Star Jones and Russell Wilson. Tickets start at $1,000 for the Oldham County party which will be held on one of Kentucky's oldest thoroughbred breeding farms.

"It's bringing back the southern hospitality of entertaining on your farm at Derby," Wilson said.

The Grand Gala will benefit The West End School, Kentucky School of Art, the Cardinal Covenant Scholarship at the University of Louisville, Kosair Children's Hospital Foundation and The University of Louisville Autism Center.

Check out the full list here.

The Unbridled Eve Party

Another star studded event set for the Galt House is the Unbridled Eve party.

Celebrities making their way down that red carpet will include Sarah Hyland, Michelle Rodriguez, Paget Brewster, Rose McGowan and Nora Roberts.

Cheech Marin, Wayne Nelson, Mahandra Delfino, Bob Guiney and Bonnie-Jill Laflin will also be at the Galt House.

The Unbridled Eve Part benefits Blessings in a Backpack.

Check out the full guest list here.

The Barnstable Brown Party

The sold out Barnstable Brown Party will feature Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Richie Sambora, Brian McKnight and Kym Johnson.

"We lay out the red carpet, from the time you get out of the limousine or the car that drops you off to the time you get to the back of the house, we try to make sure everything is appointed very well," co-owner of Sounds Unlimited Productions Brent Rogers said.

Rogers' company has worked the Barnstable Brown Party for the last 12 years.

"It's organized chaos that night because we have so many celebrities showing up and it ends up as a jam session," Rogers said.

Actors, musicians and star athletes convene at the Louisville home of Patricia Barnstable Brown, where the party is held.

About $10.5 million is donated to the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Center at the University of Kentucky.

Check out the full guest list here.

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