The Stars and Celebs that Joined QuintEvents Hospitality in 2018

Evan Chronis

By Evan Chronis

December 27, 2018

You never know who you will see in our hospitality areas when you buy with QuintEvents, and 2018 was a testament to that.

Over our 68 events in the calendar year, we had sporting icons and celebrities from around the globe venture into our hospitality and interact with guests or just enjoy the amenities. Whether it was planned Q&A sessions, appearances or just random stop-ins, there was always someone special enjoying our hospitality this year. 

Here are some of our favorite people we saw in 2018:

2018 Kentucky Derby

  • Pat Day — 1992 Kentucky Derby winner
  • Julie Krone — Only female jockey to win a Triple Crown™ race (1993 Belmont Stakes)
  • Jorge Velasquez — 1981 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner

Celebrity recording artist and two-time Grammy award winner LeAnn Rimes also joined us as the special performer at the Fillies & Lilies Party at the 2018 Derby. 


Hospitality at our UFC events through the UFC VIP Experience is always crawling with the biggest names in the sport. Here are some that joined us in 2018:

Mike Perry
  • Daniel Cormier
  • Jon Jones
  • Bruce Buffer (UFC Announcer) 
  • Amanda Nunes
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  • Stephen Thompson
  • Jose Aldo
  • Al Iaquinta
  • Anthony Pettis
Megan Olivi (UFC Personality)Henry Cejudo
  • Brian Ortega
  • Kamaru Usman
  • Justin Gaethje
  • Mike Perry
  • Claudia Gadelha
  • Joseph Benavidez
  • Miesha Tate
  • T.J. Dillashaw
  • Michael JohnsonStephen Thompson
  • Anthony Johnson
  • Holly Holm
  • Cat Zingano

Mic'd Up with Modelo Appearances

  • Former Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic
  • Tony Ferguson
  • Brian Ortega
  • Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw
  • Women's Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko
  • Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo
  • Justin Gaethje
  • Miesha Tate

Also, Some Celebrities!

  • Matt Damon
  • Leonardo Dicaprio
  • French Montana
  • Steve Howey
  • Mark Consuelos
  • Anne Burrell

The Open 2018

  • Tom Watson — five-time Open champion and two-time Masters winner
Tom WatsonTom Watson
  • Jordan Pickford — No.1 Goalkeeper for England in 2018 World Cup

Jordan Pickford

2018 F1 Experiences

  • Damon Hill — 1996 World Champion
  • Fernando Alonso — 2005 & 2006 World Champion

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  • Sean Bratches — F1 Managing Director of Commercial Operations
  • Ross Brawn — F1 Managing Director of Motorsport
  • Zak Brown — McLaren CEO
  • Esteban Ocon — Force India driver
  • Marcus Ericsson — Alfa Romeo Sauber driver
  • Charles LeClerc — Alfa Romeo Sauber driver
  • Robert Kubica — first Polish F1 driver
  • Alain Prost — Four-time F1 Drivers' Champion

2018 F1® United States Grand Prix

Haas Hangout

  • Haas Driver Romain Grosjean
  • Haas Driver Kevin Magnussen

Kevin MagnussenHaas Hangout

In the Champions Club

2018 Breeders' Cup


We were joined at the 2018 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs® by jockey Aaron Gryder! Aaron came to our hospitality and walked around to greet all of our guests as they asked about his long career in the sport. Afterwords, Aaron signed a bunch of memorabilia for our guests. 

Aaron Gryder JockeyAaron Gryder

Check out our interview with Aaron Gryder at the 2018 Breeders' Cup

NBA All-Star 2018

  • Muggsy Bogues 
  • Dominique Wilkins — Nine-time NBA All-Star
  • John Salley — Four-time NBA Champion

Attend One of the World's Premier Events in 2019!

When attending an event with QuintEvents, your guaranteed to run into some big names. If you want to make 2019 the year that you meet some of your biggest sporting or celebrity idols, check out our schedule of events for next year!


QuintEvents Calendar of Events