Celebrity Guest List Grows for Hermitage Grand Gala

The Hermitage Grand Gala, hosted by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown and Junior and Doris Bridgeman, announced today additions to its list of celebrity attendees. The tented, “Derby-chic” attire party will welcome guests including top names in entertainment, sports, politics, and business to Hermitage Farm in Goshen, Kentucky.

“The Hermitage Grand Gala is going to be an incredible experience,” said Junior Bridgeman. “We will have amazing entertainment, a great menu, and more that will make Derby an unforgettable event for these celebrities and all of our guests.”

The charitable beneficiaries of the Hermitage Grand Gala will include The West End School, Kentucky School of Art, the Cardinal Covenant Scholarship at the University of Louisville, Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation, and The University of Louisville Autism Center. The party will take place Derby Eve, Friday May 1st on the grounds of the historic Hermitage Farm, one of Kentucky’s oldest Thoroughbred breeding farms.Chris Rock

New Celebrity Additions:

Chris Rock-Comedian, actor, and producer best known for Saturday Night Live and films such as Madagascar, Grown Ups, and Lethal Weapon 4
John Calipari– Head Coach of University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball
Conrad Bachmann– Actor in “Tremors,” “Rules of Engagement”; Louisville Native
Barbara Corcoran– Investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” Founder of The Corcoran Group
Gorgui Dieng– Center for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Former University of Louisville Basketball Player
Kristanna Loken– Actress in “Mortal Kombat: Conquest” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”; Model
Billy Reid– American fashion designer
Gabriel Macht– Actor, known for playing Harvey Spector on “Suits”
Chadwick Boseman– Actor, screenwriter, playwright; best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in “42” and James Brown in “Get On Up”
Eric Wood– Center for the Buffalo Bills; former University of Louisville football player
Antonio Villaraigosa– Former mayor of Los Angeles
Mayor Greg Fischer
Congressman John YarmuthHermitage Gala celebrities

Previously Announced Celebrity Guests

Darius Rucker (live performer) Ne-Yo (live performer)
DJ Cassidy (live performer) Martin Lawrence (Host)
David Arquette
Star Jones
Vanessa Lachey
Christina McLarty
Dean Norris
Russell Wilson

Visit www.HermitageGrandGala.com for more information. Follow the party on social media: Facebook.com/hermitagegrandgala

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