Celebrity guest list announced for 2018 Unbridled Eve Derby Gala
Proceeds from the event will towards several charities.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There will be lots of star power in town ahead of this year's Kentucky Derby.
On Wednesday morning, the guest list was announced for the 7th annual Unbridled Eve Derby Gala, which takes place Friday, May 4, the night before the Kentucky Derby. The gala will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Galt House Hotel.
This year's celebrity guest list includes:
- Mira Sorvino – Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress
- Christopher Backus – actor, director and screenwriter
- Keith Robinson – actor (Dreamgirls) and musical artist
- Paul Sorvino – actor (Goodfellas, Law & Order), opera singer, writer and sculptor
- Jesse Spencer – Australian actor and musician known for House and Chicago Fire
- Kevin Olusola – three-time Grammy winner with the vocal band Pentatonix from Louisville.
- Louis Gossett, Jr. – Oscar-winning actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley in the 1982 movie "An Officer and a Gentleman"
- Jenni "J-Woww" Farley – television personality from the reality series Jersey Shore and Domesticated
- Patrick Schwarzenegger – actor and model; son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
- Victoria Justice – actress, singer known for Nickelodeon’s Zoey 101 and Victorious
- Ray Liotta – movie and television actor, best known for his roles "Goodfellas," "Field of Dreams," "Hannibal," "The Iceman" and "Wild Hogs"
- Bob Guiney – contestant on the first season of "The Bachelorette"; he later appeared as the bachelor in the fourth season of "The Bachelor"
- Nora Roberts – best-selling author who has written more than 225 romance novels
- Rob Angel – creator of Pictionary
- Coach Bobby Petrino – University of Louisville Head Football Coach
- Luke Hancock – former University of Louisville basketball player, named Most Outstanding Player in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, which University of Louisville won
- Warren Moon – NFL Hall of Famer
- Bilal Powell – running back for the New York Jets
- Antonio Brown – wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- James O’Shaughnessy – tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Kenny Moore Jr. -- cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts
- Brian Winters – offensive guard for the New York Jets
- Rontez Miles – strong safety for the New York Jets
- Mario Urrutia – former NFL wide receiver; played college football at the University of Louisville
- Joe Johnson – former University of Louisville "All American" football player; he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1994
- Steve Elkington – two-time winner of the PGA Player Championship, formerly on the PGA Tour, currently on the PGA Tour Champions.
- Bonnie Jill Lafflin – actress, model, television personality, sportscaster and scout for the Los Angeles Lakers
- Allison Williams – ESPN reporter
- Wes Henderson – founder and Chief Innovations Officer of Angel's Envy
- Al Young – brand ambassador and resident historian of Four Roses
- Jean Cruguet – Triple Crown-winning jockey on Seattle Slew
- Victor Espinoza – 3-time Kentucky Derby winner and 2015 Triple Crown winning jockey on American Pharoah
The party will also feature musical performances by:
- Linkin’ Bridge – Louisville singing group, best known for their appearance on Season 11 of America's Got Talent
- Sir Mix-a-Lot – Grammy-winning rapper best known for his hit song "Baby Got Back"
- Reggie Calloway, founder of Midnight Star, Grammy-winning songwriter and music producer
- Thompson Square - country music duo
- Dennis Quaid – award-winning film actor
- Mike Mills – co-founder and co-lead singer of the Grammy-winning rock band R.E.M.
- The Louisville Crashers – musical group that plays covers and original songs across the country
- DJ 2nd Nature – performs mash-ups of the best in popular culture
Guests will walk the red carpet between 7 and 8:30 p.m.
The party is scheduled to last from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, live musical performances and a silent auction.
Proceeds from the event will go towards several charities including Blessings in a Backpack and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at Fund for the Arts.
Individual tickets can be purchased starting at the price of $1,250. Dance Party only tickets are available for $350. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 502-894-9768.
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