Maren Morris, List of Country Stars to Attend Kentucky Derby Eve Gala
Each year at the Kentucky Derby, the Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala brings A-list celebrities together under one roof for a night of live music and celebration. The guest list is always a who's who in music, film, television and sports, and this year promises to be no different.
Hosted for 29 years by sisters Patricia Barnstable-Brown and Priscilla "Cyb" Barnstable, the May 5 celebration includes more than 40 celebrities, including a list of country stars like Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves, USA Today reports.
The guest list for the 2017 Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala includes everyone from actor Jeff Bridges to news anchor Katie Couric, This Is Us star Justin Hartley to Harry Connick Jr., who will also sing the National Anthem at the Kentucky Derby on May 6. Representing country music, Cam, Kix Brooks, Kid Rock, Clay Walker, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry and Trivis Tritt are also scheduled to attend.
In fact, all of the celebrity guests set to appear at the Kentucky Derby Festival will also attend the gala, USA Today reports. Stars will walk the red carpet beginning at dusk on May 5. The night often boasts musical mashups from multiple genres, and this year, the Metropolitan Opera will take the stage to perform with artists from the rock, R&B and country genres. Money raised will be donated to diabetes research at the University of Kentucky's Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center.
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