RomaDrama Live!®, the celebrity event happening this summer in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring actors best known for their roles in romantic dramas and seasonal programming on The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, Netflix, and more, has announced newly added celebrities to the lineup.
Set to appear are Jesse Metcalfe (seen on Dancing with the Stars, Martha’s Vineyard Mystery, Chesapeake Shores, and Desperate Housewives), Wes Brown (The Call of the Wild, Christmas At Graceland, Love Begins) Teddy Sears (Christmas In Evergreen, The Flash), Rob Mayes (John Dies At The End, Burning Blue, The Road Home for Christmas), and Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook (Love, Fall & Order and host and producer of the Hallmark Channel’s The Bubbly Sesh Podcast), who will serve as a celebrity host for the event.
The newly added talent joins a lineup of previously announced celebrities, which includes Ryan Paevey (General Hospital, Marrying Mr. Darcy), Trevor Donovan (90210, USS Christmas), Gregory Harrison (Trapper John, M.D., Signed, Sealed and Delivered), Brian Krause (Charmed, Cypher), Eric Mabius (Signed, Sealed and Delivered; Ugly Betty), Drew Fuller (The Ultimate Gift, Charmed, Army Wives), and Brittany Bristow (Holiday Date, Love, Romance, & Chocolate). More talent continues to be added and will be released in the upcoming weeks.
RomaDrama co-creator Gabrielle Graf-Palmer said, “We really came up with this idea when my girlfriends and I went to a Comicon for my birthday and as we were walking through, we were like, ‘There is nothing like this for women who are not huge fans of comics/superheroes.’”
RomaDrama was envisioned as a fun space for women ages18 – 64 to meet the stars that they want to see.
“What better way to celebrate the things that we love than to bring this event to other fans as well,” affirms Graf-Palmer.
Gabrielle Graf-Palmer and Sara Lunsford have been working on this event for over three years. They were getting ready to announce and had dates booked right before COVID hit. They had a different type of show planned before the pandemic. For the last year and a half, they had to reinvent the affair several times over.
Throughout the event, to be held Friday, July 30 through Sunday, August 1, 2021, at The Factory at Franklin, ticket holders will have the opportunity to participate in celebrity one-on-one meet and greets, take selfies with and get autographs from their favorite stars, attend celebrity panels, win prizes offered by celebrity guests, collect swag, and gather with other loyal fans, all while making priceless memories. In addition, all-inclusive VIP packages are available, which allow guests to attend the exclusive VIP brunch, special celebrity events, extended meet and greet opportunities, parties with the stars, and so much more.
What is super exciting about this event is that all the celebrities will be there each of the three days with Sunday being a platinum VIP event.
Celebrities will be spread throughout The Factory in Franklin at Jameson Theater, Liberty Hall, and the 2nd-floor art gallery. Each actor will have their own booth space where fans can line up to get autographs and selfies and briefly speak to them. If you prepay for your autograph/selfie, you can skip the line to meet your favorite star.
In a way, RomaDrama is similar to a Comicon, but with less than 1000 people per day, it will be much more intimate.
If you’ve ever been to the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, you know that it is the perfect place to host this event.
Graf-Palmer concurs, “We hand-selected Franklin for that exact reason. It looks like the setting for one of these movies. It’s a beautiful, picturesque little town. The Factory has so much character, when we were thinking about location, it was at the top of our list.”
Additionally, country music concerts are planned.
Graf-Palmer asserts, “You can’t have a live event in Nashville without country music.”
Ticket prices for this unique event will range from $59-$799. Several packages providing different levels of celebrity access are available and can be purchased here.
RomaDrama has opened the event up to vendors. Anyone who is interested in becoming a vendor at the event can apply here.
Attendee safety is the top priority. Under the direction of staff Medical Director Art Palmer, protocols are in place to mitigate the potential spread of COVID while participating in all RomaDrama events. Dr. Palmer spoke about the upcoming event here.
In addition to RomaDrama Nashville, other star-studded events will take place later this year in Atlanta, GA (2021), Palm Beach, FL (2022), and Dallas, TX (2022). More details surrounding event lineups, dates, and ticket information will be released in the coming weeks.
RomaDrama is produced by BriteStar Events, LLC.
For more information, please visit the website and follow RomaDrama® on Facebook and Instagram.
About BriteStar Events, LLC: Founded in 2019 by female executives and entrepreneurs Gabrielle Graf-Palmer and Sara Lunsford, BriteStar Events, LLC is an event activation firm curating up-close and personal fan and lifestyle experiences. One of BriteStar Events’ pillar activations is RomaDrama®, which provides access to celebrities best known for their roles in romantic dramas and seasonal programming. Upcoming events include RomaDrama® in Nashville, TN (July 30-August 1, 2021), Atlanta, GA (2021), Palm Beach, FL (2022), and Dallas, TX (2022).
Bethany Bowman is a freelance entertainment writer. You can follow her blog, Instagram, and Twitter.