Kentucky Derby 2018 Brings Out Tara Lipinski, Pentatonix, Johnny Weir and More Stars

Louisville gets invaded by Hollywood as the horse race gets underway

By Zach Johnson May 05, 2018 8:35 PMTags
Pentatonix, Kentucky Derby, Tara, Johnny 2018Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Churchill Downs

The Kentucky Derby is underway—and the stars are off to the races!

NBC commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are back for the fourth time since 2014, wearing some of their boldest looks yet. Stephen Amell, Anthony Anderson, Ty Burrell, Victoria Justice and Aisha Tyler walked the red carpet, as did a capella supergroup Pentatonix. The late Anna Nicole Smith's mini-me, Dannielynn Birkhead, also made an annual appearance.

The annual event, now in its 144th year, is being broadcast on NBC and the NBC Sports app.

See which stars traveled to Louisville to watch the race:

Dannielynn Birkhead & Larry Birkhead

The daddy-daughter duo are dressed to impress in Nick Graham and Lesy looks.

Ty Burrell

Just imagine what Phil Dunphy would have worn!

Stephen Amell

Birthday surprise! The actor is gifted a sweet treat at the 8th Annual Fillies & Stallions party hosted by Patrón and Black Rock Thoroughbreds.

Aisha Tyler

The former Talk co-host is the talk of the town!

Kaitlyn Bristowe

The Bachelorette star celebrates the races with Angry Orchard Rosé cider. "Cinco de mayo and derby on the same day?" she wrote on Instagram. "A time to dress like a lady and drink like a fishski." 

Taylor Kitsch

The Friday Night Lights veteran embraces his southern roots.

Richard Lawson & Tina Lawson

...but where is Beyoncé?

Victoria Justice

This fascinator is hardly for the birds!

Johnny Knoxville

The daredevil's Jackass days are behind him.

Cassandra Jean & Stephen Amell

The Arrow star's look is right on target.

Laila Ali

The boxer is a knockout, as always.

Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir

As if these two would turn down the chance to dress up!

Tom Colicchio

The Top Chef judge trades his chef's hat for a homburg.

Kid Rock

Who's ready to rock the red carpet?

Dylan Dreyer

Today's forecast: flowers. And lots of 'em.


The a capella group looks aca-mazing.

Joey Fatone

It's gonna be May, indeed.

Teddi Mellencamp

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her family arrive to the Derby in their Ram truck.

Alvina Stewart & Anthony Anderson

They're off to the races!

Travis Tritt & Theres Tritt

Giddy up! It's time for the race to begin.

Graham Elliot

The only thing sharper than his knives is his outfit!

Jason Witten & Michelle Witten

The football player trades his jersey for a dapper suit.

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