Special Report by Sherlene Shanklin: WHAS11 Television, an ABC Affiliate Louisville
Down the Stretch: It’s the countdown to Derby 145 held on the first Saturday in May. There will be plenty of events to attend but the question everyone seems to ask me “What celebrity will travel to Louisville to be apart of the celebration?” So, I create a list along with their confirmed event. If you’re having a Kentucky Derby event and you have a special guest attending, please send it to me so I can announce.
Here’s some of the celebrities heading to the Bluegrass State.
Usher Raymond- Trifecta Gala (performing)
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds– Urban League Gala (performing)
Tank– Darrell Griffith Foundation “Experience”
After 7- Annual Derby Gala 100 Black Men of Louisville
Joe Torry– Annual Derby Gala 100 Black Men of Louisville
Angel McCoughtry– Skills Camp for youth
Asia Durr-Skills Camp for Youth
Steve Harvey-Trifecta Gala
NeNe Leakes– Trifecta Gala
Cynthia Bailey– Trifecta Gala
Warren Moon-Unbridled Eve
Jamon Brown-Unbridled Eve
Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson– Unbridled Eve
Bryson Tiller-Trifecta Gala
Johnny Gill-Barnstable Brown Gala
Randall Cobb-Barnstable Brown Gala
Percy “Master P” Miller-Barnstable Brown Gala
Romeo Miller-Barnstable Brown Gala
Trey Songz-Barnstable Brown Gala
Boyz II Men-Barnstable Brown Gala
David Alan Grier-Barnstable Brown Gala
Von Miller– Barnstable Brown Gala
DeVante Adams-Barnstable Brown Gala
Opening night of Churchill Downs is Saturday, April 27th. Thurby is held on Thursday, May 2nd. Kentucky Oaks is on Friday, May 3rd and the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, May 4th all held in Louisville, Ky under the “Twin Spires”.
If you have a story idea, and/or would like to announce your guest(s) for your Kentucky Derby event send it to me at The411@whas11.com. Follow me on social for real-time updates Twitter: @sherlenemediapr, Instagram: @sherlenemediapro and FB: SherleneShanklin.