LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Down the Stretch with Sherlene Shanklin: I have been waiting for the list of celebrities attending the Kentucky Derby and the events surrounding the fastest two minutes in sports.  I now have my first official list with only a little over a one week to go. 

The Trifecta Gala hosted by former NBA, Louisville Cardinal star and Heartland Coca-Cola CEO Junior Bridgeman and his family will have Usher as their entertainment at the KFC Yum! Center on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. 

Here’s some of their guest list in alpha order:

Amerie

Edric Bam Adebayo

Cynthia Bailey

Preston Brown

Deion Branch

Vivica A. Fox

Steve Harvey

Mike Hill

Gerron Hurt

Ray J.

Star Jones

Kevin Knox

NeNe Leaks

Shelvon Mack

Fred McGruff

Phaedra Parks  

Damaris Phillips

Xavier Rhodes

Frostee Rucker

Stephen A. Smith

Bryson Tiller

Elijah Wilkinson

Michelle Williams

Zapp Band

The Trifecta Gala will be held on Friday, May 3,2019 at the KFC Yum! Center.  The Red Carpet begins at 7:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the V Foundation, the West End School and the University of Louisville Autism Center.   General admission tickets start at $700. 

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