2022 Gala Live Auction Preview


2022 Live Auction Preview

 

 

DEEP IN THE HEART OF WEST TEXAS

Travel to the mountains and desert landscapes of West Texas with Southwestern stays and authentic regional eats

 
Explore and stay in the mountains and deserts of West Texas like never before. Your five-night trip starts with a stay in Terlingua at Willow House. You’ll be spending three nights in their newest and most luxurious villa, the Proprietor’s Casita. This oasis at the entrance of Big Bend has two bedrooms and two baths, an outdoor shower, large patios and living spaces including a full kitchen, and a private courtyard. While you’re staying there, you will have access to the whole property and main house. Your stay also includes one catered dinner featuring authentic interior Mexican cuisine.

Next head to the McDonald Observatory for VIP access for four to their often sold-out Star Parties. This night watching the cosmos comes with priority access into the party, a guided tour of the constellations, and plenty of telescopes to see celestial objects with some of the clearest skies around.

On your final stop, you’ll spend two nights at the Gage Hotel, a historic property inspired by Spanish Missions and the Chihuahuan desert. Located in Marathon, enjoy dinner for two at 12 Gage, serving West Texas Cuisine with a gourmet twist. 12 Gage’s menu changes seasonally and utilizes high-quality ingredients including locally sourced wild game, beef, fowl, and fresh seafood served with vegetables and herbs grown in their garden.

Making sure you have all the essentials for this West Texas Getaway, Tecovas will fit you for a new pair of handcrafted boots, Faherty is including a $500 gift certificate for all the clothing basics including great pullovers for those chilly desert nights, and Garrison Brothers is setting you up with two bottles of their out-of-circulation and impossible-to-get Balmorhea bourbon. This double-barreled straight bourbon is the perfect sip for your serene nights under the big stars deep in the heart of Texas.

Experience

• Four VIP tickets to a McDonald Observatory Star Party
• A $300 gift certificate valid at Gage Hotel, 12 Gage Restaurant, White Buffalo Saloon, Brick House BBQ or the Gage Spa
• A Tecovas gift certificate toward handcrafted boots
• $500 Faherty gift certificate
• 2 bottles of Garrison Brothers Balmorhea Straight Bourbon
• 2 Balmorhea beach towels

Stay

• Three night stay in the Proprietor’s Casita at Willow House with a catered dinner featuring interior Mexican cuisine.
• Two night stay at the Gage Hotel

Package Notes: All stays and star parties are subject to availability. Some blackout dates may apply. Willow House must be redeemed within 12 months of auction date. Black out dates: Thanksgiving, Dec 23-January 4, March 10-26.

Thank you: Garrison Brothers, Faherty, Gage Hotel, McDonald Observatory, Tecovas, Willow House


 

 

SAINT JOHN’S PRIVATE HOME + 4 DAY CRUISE

12 days in the Virgin Islands and a week at Casa Cielo and 5 days on the Somewhere Hot 51-foot power catamaran

 
Start your 12-day trip to the Virgin Islands at Casa Cielo, a breathtaking villa, on the East End of Saint John’s. Your spacious, private luxury villa comes with 4 romantic, well-appointed guest suites and 4-½ baths for your six-night, seven-day retreat. This is the perfect trip for up to 8 people. The 2,000 square feet of decks, patios and lanais gives you a panoramic view of the beaches, sea, animals and ridgelines. With a rambling pool deck and hot tub, you can really unwind while taking in the sites of the ocean. Stroll down to a private beach where you can snorkel in the lovely and well-populated reefs of Hansen Bay.

On day 7, climb aboard the 51-foot, 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom Somewhere Hot catamaran, for four nights exploring the Virgin Islands. The crew will pamper you while you enjoy the sun and sea. Turn up the music and turn down the stress. The massive flybridge with its own sundeck, wet bar, refrigerator, ice maker and electric grill is the social center of the boat. Bring your own food and drinks or add on a private chef to help make the most of your nights on the water. Hide out on the bow or enjoy all the toys including a king-size sun float, paddle board, kayak, and snorkel gear. If you are feeling adventurous you can SCUBA dive, wake board, knee board, or go for a wild tube ride.

There are four air conditioned staterooms, each with its own bathroom and standup shower. With Wi-Fi and a cell booster, you can stay as connected as you like, even if it’s just to post pics to make your friends jealous.

The crew will keep you entertained all week long. Itineraries typically involve moving to one or two different anchorages each day depending on the type of activities you wish to pursue. Whether you are looking for quiet isolation, a hopping beach bar, superb sunsets, great restaurants, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, or kayaking, you’ll be making special memories at every stop. A few days aboard the Somewhere Hot is a truly special experience.

Package Includes:

• 6 nights at Casa Cielo in St. John’s for up to 8 people
• 4 nights on Somewhere Hot Catamaran for up to 8 people, includes a customized itinerary, all fuel, and your captain (add chef and food for an additional fee)

Package Notes: The Somewhere Hot trip does not include airfare, transfers to/from dock, chef, food and beverage, or other activities off charter. Winner has free rein over the calendar except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks. Winner must book and stay within one year of the auction date

More on Casa Cielo: The villa includes 4 bedroom suites with queen beds, 4 en-suite bathrooms, 1 half bath, 4 outdoor showers, swimming pool, hot tub, A/C in bedrooms, hair dryers in each bathroom, luxury linens and towels, smart tv in great room, high-speed internet, broadband wireless, cable tv, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, full-sized sub-zero fridge and freezer, Miele gas stove and oven, Bosch dishwasher, outdoor gas grill, triple water filtration and UV water filtration throughout the house, binoculars, beach chairs, beach towels, coolers, and o‑ -street parking. Rental car required. Children 5 years or older only. No smoking in the house. Package items are non-transferable, non-refundable, and may not be resold or donated to another organization. Casa Cielo dates are valid through December 2024.

Thank you: Anonymous, Somewhere Hot


 

 

WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS PREMIUM ACCESS

San Antonio Spurs, Austin FC, UT Football, the Red River Showdown, and Xfinity Birds of Prey FIS Ski World Cup Races

 
Enjoy the ultimate sports fan package that takes you across the gridiron, the pitch, the court and links. Cheer on the Texas Longhorns this fall with your group of four in the President’s Suite in the new south endzone. You’ll be able to see all the action from these cherished seats that also include complimentary drinks and food. Before kick off, you’ll be led down to the field for an exclusive tour and the chance to see Bevo.
Mid-fall, you and your group will head to Dallas for the legendary Red River Showdown where the Horns will face off against the Oklahoma Sooners. Your prime seats are on the 50 yard line, close to the field with access to the pregame hospitality party.

Verde! Listos! Switch your Burnt Orange to Verde and pick your 2022 home game and bring your group of four to the Owner’s Suite at the beautiful Austin FC Stadium. Before the game you will have sideline access and an exclusive tour of the stadium. Your tickets include complimentary VIP parking, food and drinks.

Before the holidays, take a quick trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado to experience the thrilling Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup Races. Ranked as the number one overall stop by the athletes and coaches who participate, the Beaver Creek Xfinity Birds of Prey Super G, Downhill, and Giant Slalom races are scheduled for December 2-4, 2022. Your two VIP passes include two nights at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, plus access to the event hospitality tent, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, small plates, libations and one of the best views of the races! The festivities of the World Cup weekend celebrate “Where Winter Begins” in North America.

This year’s event is scheduled to include live music, beer tastings, ski films, parties, sponsor activations and much more in the heart of Beaver Creek Village on what is dubbed “Birds of Prey Way”. While you are there, enjoy ski runs on the slopes with your ski medallions for the Vail Valley area.

Finally, live it up with the San Antonio Spurs to select your regular season game night to enjoy 18 suite tickets & 5 VIP parking passes and cheer the Spurs to a win at home. Go Spurs Go!

Experience

• Four tickets in the UT President’s Suite for a home game and pre-game field tour. (Your choice of game includes: LA-Monroe 9/3/22, UTSA 9/17/22, West Virginia 10/1/22, Iowa State 10/15/22, Texas Christian University 11/12/22, Baylor 10/20/22)
• Four prime tickets to the Red River Showdown and pregame hospitality party
• Four tickets for Austin FC Owner’s suite with pre-game sideline access, stadium tour, VIP parking, food and drinks
• Two VIP hospitality tickets to the Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup for each day (valid December 2, 3, and 4, 2022)
• Two ski medallions for Beaver Creek or Vail so you can hit the slopes! (equipment not included)
• Eighteen suite tickets + five VIP parking passes for regular season Spurs home game during 2022-23 season

Stay

• One Standard King Room at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek for a two-night stay for the nights of December 2 and 3, 2022 (includes resort fee; additional charges not included)

Package Notes: UT games for the President’s Suite must be chosen from the following list. Please note the Alabama and Texas Tech games are not available. UT home football games available: LA-Monroe 9/3/22, UTSA 9/17/22, West Virginia 10/1/22, Iowa State 10/15/22, Texas Christian University 11/12/22, Baylor 10/20/22). Austin FC games must be mutually agreed upon. The 9/17/22 game against Nashville is not included.

Thank you: Longhorn Sports Properties, Austin FC, University of Texas, Vail Valley Foundation, San Antonio Spurs


 

 

California Dreamin’

The best of California. Picture-perfect sunsets, premium vineyard tours, wine collection

 
Unwind to the famous La Jolla, California sunsets with 4 nights in the 3,000 square foot Casa Kolmar Delight, just steps away from La Jollas’s favorite beach Windansea. This chic private home has stunning panoramic ocean views from most rooms, including the 4 bedrooms and living room, and has great places to watch the sunsets from the hot tub, courtyard, or rooftop deck with a 180 degree view. All sure to enchant you!

After you unwind, make your way to Temecula for 3 nights in the SoCal wine country. Your group will stay in a two bedroom, two bath home minutes from restaurants, wineries and Old Town. Enjoy your outdoor pool, jacuzzi, built in bbq pit and fire pit while you take in the garden scenery with roses, olive trees and lavender plants of the valley.

Your group of four will have the VIP treatment with a full day wine tasting, stopping at three of Temecula’s best wineries all with your chauffeur and private car. At each vineyard, you will have a reserved table, behind the scenes tours, sommelier-led tastings, plus a stop for a picnic lunch.

Twin Liquors will make sure the tastes of California don’t end after your eight-day trip. Sip the fragrant notes and minerality of the finest Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon, sure to delight the avid collectors. The vintages included are 1996, 97, and 99.

Keep your love of wine alive with your one year VIP Blurred Vines membership. This ultimate wine experience in downtown east Austin features unique wines with captivating stories. Your membership comes with access to the private tasting room, exclusive events, and access to a sommelier throughout the year to help give personalized recommendations as you explore distinct vintners from around the world.

Experience

• VIP Winery Tour and tasting including private car and picnic for four
• Concierge for activities and experiences in Temecula
• Cakebread Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Vertical
• Blurred Vines VIP Membership

Stay

• Four night stay at Casa Kolmar Delight in La Jolla, California for four people
• Three nights stay in Temecula, California for four

Package Notes: All stays are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Temecula wine tours and stay must be booked within 24 months and must be booked at least 60 days out.

Thank you: Anonymous, Blurred Vines, Saskia Travel, Twin Liquors


 

 

AMERICANA LEGENDS MUSIC EXCLUSIVE

VIP access to see some of the greatest Americana artists of all time Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, and Lyle Lovett

 
Raise your glasses to these Americana Legends – Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile and Lyle Lovett. With this VIP access package, you will be a legend yourself with prime seats for each of their upcoming Austin concerts.

Kick things off with Brandi Carlile at the Moody Amphitheater on July 15th. You and your group of four will have prime sightlines of this incredible showwoman with drink service and VIP access to the PNC lounge and terrace. Her new album is described as bringing old-school rock and roll glam married it with her Americana roots. Lucius, known for their mesmerizing vocals, will open as her special guest.

Coming up next, you won’t want to miss Lyle Lovett and His Large Band performing on August 25th at Moody ACL with your prime seats for four. Debuting his first album in 10 years, the 12th of June features a collection of standards and new originals by Lovett blending country, folk, gospel, jazz and blues. Lyle Lovett is known for performances that show his storytelling prowess and his deep talent blending different musical styles, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians.

Finally, enjoy Emmylou Harris from your private opera box when she returns to the historic Paramount stage on October 19th. You and your group of 10 will have the entire opera box with drinks and snacks for the full VIP experience.

Pre-show, enjoy your 4 course dinner with wine pairings for 10 at Ciclo at the Four Seasons and come back after your unforgettable night of music to your suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin for the night. Before you head home, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Don’t worry, if those show dates don’t work for you, PNC Bank, Four Seasons Hotel & the Paramount will work with you for a different selection – all based on availability.

Experience

• 4 tickets and lounge access to Moody Amphitheater for Brandi Carlile on July 15, 2022 (winner may select a different show and PNC will do their best to fulfill your request)
• 4 tickets to Moody ACL for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band on August 25, 2022 (winner may select a different show and PNC will do their best to fulfill your request)
• A private Opera Box for 10 people at Paramount Theatre for Emmylou Harris on October 19, 2022

Stay

• A Suite at the Four Seasons on 10/19/22 with breakfast

Eat

• Complimentary drinks and snacks in your opera box
• Dinner with wine for 10 at Ciclo

Package Notes: Winner may pick alternate shows at each venue. Any show substitutions will be subject to availability.

Thank you: Four Seasons Hotel Austin, PNC Bank


 

 

BELIZE WATERFRONT VIP EXPERIENCE

Retreat to the beaches on Thatch Caye off the coast of Belize

 
This five-night, all-inclusive stay for two is the perfect offering to experience Belize on a private island. Thatch Caye is situated on its own 11-acre Caribbean island, nine miles off the coast of Dangriga, Belize. The resort combines island adventure and beautiful ocean landscapes to create a memorable travel experience on the second largest barrier reef in the world.

Thatch Caye is the perfect place to disconnect and recharge. When you’re not relaxing in your premium overwater bungalow or ocean front villa, you’ll be discovering the true meaning of blissful tropical living. Sunbathing on a hammock, swimming in the natural saltwater pool, receiving an optional seaside massage, or enjoying many of the complimentary water toys. After your water adventures, plan to wind down with fruity drinks and fresh Belizean cuisine at the overwater bar, lounge, or The Grove. Perhaps the chef is preparing a fish that you caught that day! Since all meals are served communally, you’ll get to hear stories from your fellow travelers and possibly make a few new friends.

Explore this breath-taking destination by picking your own adventure: from night snorkeling, a half day of fishing, a stargazing evening cruise, or snorkeling and catching lobsters and conch, there are so many great ways to take in these picturesque landscapes.

Your all-inclusive stay includes three meals per day, snacks, and full bar. Plus, your boat transfer to and from Dangriga, marine reserve fee, and use of the kayaks, paddle-boards, snorkeling gear, fishing poles, and other island toys are all included.

Package Includes:

• Thatch Caye all-inclusive accommodations for 2 for five nights in a premiere overwater bungalow or ocean front villa
• Three meals a day, snacks, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
• Boat transfer to/from Dangriga and marine reserve fee
• Kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear
• Your choice of one adventure: half day of fishing, spa package, snorkeling and catching lobster and conchs, star gazer cruise, or night-time snorkeling

Package Notes: Winner has free rein over the calendar except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks. Winner must book and stay within one year of the auction date – May 2023.

Thank you: Muy ‘Ono Resorts


 

 

PARAMOUNT CONCERT – A PICNIC IN OUR HISTORIC PARK

Host a private concert in the park on the Paramount stage

 
Step on stage for a reimagined private concert that transports you to the lush, green parks of Austin. Your concert in the park is a nod to our favorite picnics and outdoor music shows in the grass hosted on the historic Paramount stage. With bubbling fountains and starry lights cast around the theatre, the pristine acoustics of this 107-year-old auditorium is the true magic.

Pick from your choice of musicians: bring the soul and funk with the Peterson Brothers, the bluesy and electric guitar melodies of Jackie Venson, or the eclectic rock sounds of Bob Schneider. The performer will join you and up to 50 guests for this intimate concert.

An Italian bistro inspired picnic basket will be served to you and your guests by Juliet Italian Kitchen, celebrating exquisite cuisine with antipasti and hand-tossed pizzas to go along with your full bar featuring perfect summertime cocktails.

After this once in a lifetime evening, we want to make sure you have the chance to keep seeing live music all year long with access for two people to every Antone’s show for a year, and two Stubb’s Liberty Lunch Preferred Access seats for the show of your choice. Your Stubbs experience includes access to the lounge with a private, elevated viewing platform, bathrooms, express entry, plus complimentary food.

This package is all about the music. Can you already hear the strum of the guitar?

Package Includes:

• Private concert on the Paramount stage with your choice of performer: the Peterson Brothers, Jackie Venson, or Bob Schneider. Includes catering and open bar for up to 50 guests
• 2 tickets to every Antone’s show for a year
• 2 Liberty Lunch Preferred Access tickets to a Stubb’s show of your choice

Package Notes: Concert must be on a mutually agreed date and the host can customize the theme. Antone’s and Stubb’s tickets exclude private events, SXSW, meet and greets, and no alcohol is included with the tickets.

Thank you: Bob Schneider, The Peterson Brothers, Jackie Venson, C3 Presents, Antone’s, Juliet Italian Kitchen


 

 

TEXAS COOKIN’ WITH OLAMAIE & GARRISON BROTHERS

Classic southern dinner on stage

 
This star-studded night on the historic Paramount stage celebrates the best of Texas Cookin’ with a southern-inspired meal concepted by Olamaie’s chef-owner Michael Fojtasek and courses paired with Garrison Brother’s cocktails. Michael Fojtasek is a multiple James Beard finalist. Chef Fojtasek will collaborate with Dan Garrison to pair each course perfectly with Garrison Brothers’ award-winning bourbons distilled just outside of Austin.

As you enjoy each course, Dan and Nancy Garrison, founders and owners of Garrison Brothers, will host the dinner, share stories from old Austin and talk about the incredible story behind their Hye, Texas distillery.

Your star-studded night will include live music throughout by the beloved Marshall Hood Trio. They can be up close and personal with an on-stage performance or more ambient and play from above in the opera box.

These dinners with friends and loved ones are the real treasures in life. Commemorate your evening with your own marquee message for the evening to share your well wishes with those who matter to you most. This night is a fully exclusive evening of magical food, drinks, stories, friendships, and music!

Package Includes:

• Private dinner on stage prepared by Olamaie chef and chef de cuisines for up to 20
• Special guests Dan and Nancy Garrison, owners of Garrison Brothers Distillery
• Bourbon pairings with each course, plus full bar
• Concert by Marshall Hood Trio
• Personalized custom marquee message

Package Notes: Dates must be mutually agreed upon.

Thank you: Dan & Nancy Garrison, Marshall Hood Trio, Olamaie, Michael Fojtasek


 

 

BACK TO THE BASICS OF LOVE: BLUE SKIES & TEXAS BOURBON

Relax in the serene Texas Hill Country with a stay at the Blue Skies Retro RV Resort and a private tour of Garrison Brothers Distillery

 
Get back to the Basics of Love as you unwind in the breathtaking Texas Hill Country. You’ll spend two-nights at the Palm Springs-inspired Blue Skies Retro Resort. Nestled between the Texas Wine Trail and Enchanted Rock, you will have the entire property for you and your 12 guests.

Your stay includes all five reissued 1961 Shasta trailers on the property, each with a cozy living space, separate bathroom suite and large outdoor shower. Explore the property by lounging at the pool, visiting around the outdoor fireplace, or grilling as you take in the sites of the Texas landscapes and night skies. Plus a bottle of Garrison Brothers Small Batch Texas Straight Bourbon will be stocked in each trailer.

On night one, get ready for a movie night under the stars. Paramount film programmer Stephen Jannise will help curate the perfect film for you and your group to watch on an outdoor screen under the sky with the wood-burning fireplace creating Texas memories that will last a lifetime.

If you can pull yourself away from the retro resort, head to Hye, Texas – the home of the first legal Texas distillery – Garrison Brothers. We will transport you to Hye for your private guided tour of the distillery and an opportunity to bottle up bourbon and have lunch. This coveted experience is usually by waitlist only and years long.

Experience:

• Outdoor film screening at Blue Skies Retro Resort curated by Paramount film programmer Stephen Jannise
• Private Tour of Garrison Brothers Distillery with transportation to and from Blue Skies

Stay:

• Private access 2-night full property stay for up to 13 guests at Blue Skies Retro Resort

Eat:

• Lunch outside while on break at Garrison Brothers Distillery

Package Notes: Blue Skies Retro resort stays must be two-consecutive nights and are subject to availability.

Thank you: Blue Skies Retro Resort, Garrison Brothers Distillery


 

 

RETREAT & RELAX in Tulum, Mexico

Explore the beautiful beaches and energizing city in the Yucatan

 
Recharge in beautiful Tulum, one of the most vibrant and exciting towns in Mexico, during your week-long stay with your group of up to 8 people! Highly prized for its beautiful beaches, ancient Mayan monuments, and amazing restaurants, the chic atmosphere and jungle vibe will energize and enthrall you.

The base for your time in Tulum is this beautiful, brand new construction 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa that’s a short drive from the center of town. This villa features two swimming pools, spacious living areas that open onto the verdant garden, and a stunning rooftop terrace with its own bar and kitchen, your stay will be an experience in itself!

Explore the town with your four vespas and two cars. Visit the cenotes, charming stores and oceanfront clubs that line downtown Tulum. The sand is white and fine and the vibe is fun and lively.

Included in your package is an elegant, four-course meal prepared and served in the home for you and your guests. The chef will delight you and your guests with fresh ingredients inspired by the Riviera Maya!

Experience:

• Private chef dinner in the villa
• 4 vespas and 2 cars for exploring the city
• Concierge service to book excursions

Stay:

• 6 nights, 7 days at a villa minutes from beaches and town center. Your villa sleeps up to 8 people with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

Package Notes: Tulum trip dates must be booked by October 2024. Blackout dates: November 20 – 27 and December 15-January 15. Your trip must be booked at least 60 days in advance and reservations are subject to availability. In the event the property is not available, a substitute of equal quality will be provided. For private chef dinner guests with dietary restrictions or allergies are accommodated with ease. Alcohol and gratuities are not included.

Thank you: Saskia Travel


 

 

Gary Clark Jr. Signature SG gibson guitar

AUTOGRAPHED BY GARY CLARK JR.

 
Minutes before taking the stage for his 107th Anniversary Gala performance, Gary Clark Jr. will sign a Gary Clark Jr. Signature SG Gibson guitar.

The all new Mahogany Gary Clark Jr. Signature SG guitar captures the spirit of creative inspiration. Finished in an exciting, vibrant Gloss Yellow and featuring a trio of aggressive Gibson P90 pickups, this guitar embodies the organic and sonorous sounds of one of this generation’s most influential guitarists, vocalists and songwriters.

This priceless treasure helps raise critical funds to protect the iconic Paramount and State Theatres and is a priceless keepsake from tonight’s memorable celebration.

Thank you: Strait Music / Gibson Guitar