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February 19-21, 2021 | St. Charles Convention Center | St. Louis, MO
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2020 Celebrity Guest Appearances

Chef Darren McGrady

Missouri Lottery Main Event Stage

Darren was chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales and Princes William and Harry for fifteen years and has cooked for five US Presidents. He is now owner of "Eating Royally" fine dining, author, culinary consultant, and public speaker.  
He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey  Show, CNN, Fox News Channel, BBC, CBC, MSNBC and And Sky Television. On Fox and Friends, covering the Princess Dianna Memorial, CNN covering the Royal Wedding and cooked on The Today Show and CBS Early Show in New York.  
'Eating Royally;  Recipes and Rembrances from a Palace Kitchen' is in it's sixth print with all of his advance and royalties from a palace donated to the The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.  Darren's second cookbook 'The Royal Chef at Home- Easy seasonal Entertaining' released November 1, 2017.



Kamber Cain

Missouri Lottery Main Event Stage


Kamber Cain is no stranger to the music scene. Kamber has opened shows for Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Billy Dean, Jamie O’Neal, LONESTAR and Mark Collie. She has played several shows at the CMA Fest in Nashville. Kamber has been in the Country Showdown for 13 years advancing to the State, Regionals and Semi-Finals rounds. She has claimed the title of “2014 Missouri State Fair Idol”, The 2016 Indie Ville TV Award “Country Artist of the Year”, The 2016 Josie Music Award for “Song of the Year” for her song “I Don’t Think Of You!” In 2017, Kamber won “Modern Country Female Vocalist of the Year” at The Josie Music Awards held at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville and was also chosen to perform at the awards show to over 2,500 in attendance. In 2018, Kamber won “Indie Ville TV’s Song of the Year” for her song “Love Story That I’ve Already Read!” and The Josie Music Award for “Modern Country Female Artist of the Year!”  One of Kamber’s song’s “Ain’t Nothin Like A Night Like This” is played in a scene of the hit Netflix series “House of Cards” and NASCAR used a portion of the song on one of their NBC commercials promoting their Charlotte 500 Race. Kamber currently has music videos out for 3 of her originals songs. They are currently being played on “The Country Network” and you can also find them on YouTube. Branching into some acting, Kamber has been an Extra for the TV Show “Nashville” and also a Featured Extra for the New Sitcom on CMT called “Still The King”. Two of Kamber’s latest single’s “Love Story That I’ve Already Read” and “Your Love Is Like A Sunday” is charting on the Music Row Country Break-Out Chart! She just released her 2nd EP titled “Singin’ My Own Song EP”. You can find Kamber’s music on all of the music downloading sites.


MiKayla Gunn

Missouri Lottery Main Event Stage


MiKayla Gunn is someone who has a passion in the music industry as well as in the modeling and acting world. Her dream has always been to inspire those who hear or see her and to be able to share her thoughts and ideas through the art of music, songwriting, and preforming. Mikayla has played at some amazing places like Busch Stadium, Washington County Fair, The Blue Bird in Nashville, and was one of the openers for The Band Perry. MiKayla also has been in several TV shows, commercials, and movies including Pitch Perfect 3. Mikayla has done runway, modeling, appeared on Fox 2 News several times, and is currently a Junior at Lindenwood University as a premed student. MiKayla has an older brother who is deaf so MiKayla is fluent in sign language even signing some songs that she has performed before.

We all are proud to see her journey and she is humbled as she makes her mark on this world one step at a time!



Executive Chef D. Scott Phillips

Missouri Pork Association's Cooking Stage

On The Inspired Cooking Stage we are cooking up something special with D. Scott Phillips, Executive Chef, Food Service Consultants, Inc.  Chef Scott will be appearing 2 times with Dr. Harley Hammerman who is the author of Lost Tables and Lost Recipes. They will be demonstrating “iconic” recipes that made historic St. Louis institutions memorable. They will also provide a brief history along with tips and adaptations to the recipes to suit today’s busy lifestyles.


Erica Reed

Missouri Lottery Main Event Stage

Erica is an artist, singer-songwriter and producer raised in the Bootheel of Missouri. An alumnus of Lemoyne-Owen College, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.  
After graduating, Erica pursued corporate success with the same passion that she exhibited with her music. Focusing on a career in Finance, she also served as President of the corporate Women’s Initiative Group and President of the corporate African-America Diversity Chapter. All of this, while being a dedicated wife and mother of two!
Erica’s dedication to her business profession has paid off as she is well established in Corporate Finance leadership positions. Still the burning desire to spread God’s word through music was there as she could be found in her church on Sundays belting out gospel tunes with the same fire. That burning desire lead to an even stronger passion to use her God-given talents to the fullest potential. In a short time, she had plunged herself back into the pages of her songbooks, spending days and nights putting together a new body of work that represented decades of pent-up ideas, thoughts and emotions.
These would become the foundation for Erica’s debut album “The Time is Now”, a contemporary gospel music album that was equal parts a love letter to the music of her youth as it was a realization of the woman she had become. This combination of influences is clearly heard in God is Using Me and Walk By Faith, which feature soulful vocals atop a lush backdrop of soul rhythms.
Erica followed up her debut success with her next production entitled Sold Out.  
She has worked closely with SRT Entertainment/DA Johnson and renown gospel producer Asaph Ward (The Clark Sisters, Coko, Dorinda Clark Cole, Kim Burrell, Mary J. Blige) on Time and I Found and producer Sanchez Harley (Kirk Franklin, Shirley Caesar, Mighty Clouds of Joy) on Building and Every Step.
Now, Erica is set to realize the promise of those earlier works with a brand, new self-titled album – “Erica Reed”.  As the name implies, this project is in many ways a culmination of Erica’s growth as an artist. The multi-genre, 11-song album showcases a confident and supremely gifted vocal talent with a rare ability to touch listeners across genres and generations.
Erica Reed” also features the inimitable production talent of Carl Nappa, a multi-platinum diamond awarded producer who worked with several giants in the industry including, Nelly, NSYNC and RZA.
Erica career success is a direct result of the love of her devoted fan base. The newly self-titled released “Erica Reed” album will uplift and empower even the heaviest heart!
Copies available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer and EricaReedMusic.com



Past Celebrities of The St. Louis Working Women’s Show – 34 Years


Oprah Winfrey – Int’l Celebrity
Dr. Ruth – TV Personality
Heloise – Columnist


Marlo Thomas – TV & Movie Star
Dr. Benjamin Spock – Author
Jose Eber – Celeb Hairstylist


Lynn Redgrave – Movie Star
Ann Landers – Advice Columnist


Linda Evans – TV Celebrity
Debbie Reynolds – TV & Movie Celebrity


Dyan Cannon – Screen Star
Joanna Kerns – TV Star


Leeza Gibbon – TV Celebrity                                                     


Carol Channing – TV & Movie Celebrity
Mary Hart – TV Personality


Naomi Judd – Singer


Terri Garr – Actress


Jill St. John – Actress


Connie Stevens – Actress


Isabella Rosellini – Actress


Colton Scott – Actor


Deborah Norville – TV Celebrity


Kathy Najimy – TV Celebrity


Ty Pennington – TV Celebrity
Loretta Swit – TV Celebrity


Jerry Talamantes – Nat’l Fashion


Carolyn Kepcher – TV Celebrity


Constance Ramos – TV Celebrity & Designer


Susie Coehlo – TV Celebrity


Jay Kenneth Johnson – TV Celebrity


Yakov Smirnoff – Stage Celebrity
Sally Hershberger – Legend In Hair


Danny Boome – Food Network


Clinton Kelley – TV Celebrity


Molly Ringwald – Movie/TV Star


Maria Bello – Movie Star


Bob Harper – TV & Fitness Star


Melissa Joan Hart – Movie & TV Star


Alison Sweeney – Actress & Author


Janine Turner – Actress & Author


Samantha Harris - Entertainment Journalist & TV Host


Royal Chef Darren McGrady


Royal Chef Darren McGrady

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