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Paramount Gala 2019

To celebrate the 104th year of the historic Paramount Theatre, we’re enlisting the wild energy of The World’s Greatest Party Band to convert Congress Avenue into the biggest “love shack” of all time. We’re thrilled to join our Board of Directors in announcing the 2019 Anniversary Gala will feature The B-52s on Saturday, May 11, 2019. With a vintage 1960s theme, this electric evening will highlight amazing music, nonstop dancing, incredible food, and essential community support. And, to keep the party going into the night, we’ll also feature Skyrocket! in the after-party tent – plus more to come!

If you are new to the Paramount Gala, this is an UNFORGETTABLE night of entertainment and fundraising. The event has sold out for the past nine years. From the moment doors open at 6pm, you’ll be captivated all night long with music, an open bar, seated dinner in an air-conditioned tent on Congress Avenue, dancing in the streets (literally), and the best auction in town! Covered parking will also be provided for guests.

As always, thank you for your very generous support. Mark your calendars NOW for May 11th and plan to join us for an out-of-this-world evening of music, friends, food, and fun!

B-52s

We are so excited to welcome the B-52s with their riotous party energy and retro-Atomic vibes to the historic Paramount stage. Their music incorporates style and pop influences of the 1960s and will keep you on your feet with groundbreaking songs, chart-topping hits and dance favorites like “Love Shack,” “Rock Lobster,” “Roam,” “Private Idaho,” “Planet Claire” and many more. Read more about the B-52s.


Committees

Gala Co-Chairs

Gretchen and Bob Ellis
Kathy and Patrick Terry

Gala Chair Elect

Kathleen Seiders

Gala Host Committee

Jamie and Carla Anderson
Kathryn Blackbird and Craig Hurwitz
Judy and Patrick Cantilo
Mary Murchison
Teri and Jerry Naiser
Robin and Jeff Picard
Jennie Rozas
Syd Sharples
Catherine and David Wilkes

Auction Chair

Kathleen Seiders

Auction Committee

Noel Bridges
Ashley Covert
Barbara Formichelli
Melissa Swerdfeger
Ashlee Newman
Claire Money
Emily O’Connor
Elena Garcia Slaton
Channing Weiss
Bryn Williams


Timeline

6pm Doors open, pre-show cocktail reception with music begins.

6:30pm Show starts on the historic Paramount stage. Custom snacks will be in your seats thanks to our friends at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin.

9pm Congress Avenue tents open for dinner, music, dancing, silent auction and more.

Midnight After-party at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Terrace Bar (Paramount and Congress Ave tents close down).

Attire

“Roam” around two blocks of Congress Avenue transformed into a ‘60s retro pop wonderland inspired by the music of our beloved ‘80s performers! From beehives to petticoat skirts, rock your best ‘60s or ‘80s attire, and make sure to wear your best dancing shoes to party the night away. Visit our Facebook page and Pinterest board for outfit inspiration. Make sure you keep comfort in mind so you can enjoy all of the post-concert events: dining, dancing, and perusing the silent auction.

Accommodations

Want to stay downtown? We still have a few hotel rooms available at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, so please contact Lauren Garcia for details and to reserve your room (rates vary).

Transportation

Avoid the stress and keep your whole evening local by making RideAustin your rideshare of choice. You can even choose to round up your fare to support the theatre whenever you take a ride. Simply download the app, designate the Paramount Theatre as your local charity and let RideAustin take you door-to-door: iPhone | Android

If you prefer to drive, complimentary parking will also be provided at 600 Congress Ave. More info on directions and parking.


Packages and Tickets

All packages and tickets include complimentary beverages for you and your guests throughout the evening, dinner in the tent on Congress Avenue, recognition in the gala program and throughout the 2018–2019 Season, and complimentary secured parking for the evening.

Please contact Maica Jordan at mjordan@austintheatre.org with any questions.

SOLD OUT

  • Ten Opera Box seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with full bar and champagne and custom snacks served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime table for ten at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • Two King Suites with breakfast at the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate towards dinner for 10 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala
SOLD OUT

  • Ten Center Front row seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with roped off area, full bar and champagne and custom snacks served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime table for ten at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • Two King Suites with breakfast at the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate towards dinner for 10 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala
Waitlist Only

  • Eight Orchestra Front Left or Right row seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with roped off private dance area, full bar and champagne served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime table for eight at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • A King Suite with breakfast at the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate towards dinner for 8 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala

Please contact Maica Jordan to be added to the waitlist.


SOLD OUT

  • Eight Orchestra Center Second Row seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with full bar, custom snacks and champagne served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime table for eight at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • A King Suite with breakfast at the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate towards dinner for 8 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala
SOLD OUT

  • Eight Orchestra Center Third Row seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with full bar, custom snacks and champagne served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime table for eight at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • A King Suite with breakfast at the InterContinental Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate towards dinner for 8 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala


SOLD OUT

  • Two Center Front row seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with roped off area, full bar and champagne and custom snacks served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime seats for two at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • Town Car transportation for two people, to and from the event or a Deluxe King room w/ breakfast at the IC Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate for dinner for 2 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala
SOLD OUT

  • Two Orchestra Center Second Row seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with full bar and champagne served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime seats for two at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • Town Car transportation for two people, to and from the event or a Deluxe King room w/ breakfast at the IC Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate for dinner for 2 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala
SOLD OUT

  • Two Orchestra Center Third Row seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with full bar and champagne served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime seats for two at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • Town Car transportation for two people, to and from the event or a Deluxe King room w/ breakfast at the IC Stephen F Austin Hotel on May 11, 2019
  • A gift certificate for dinner for 2 at Launderette, Austin’s polished café space in a converted gas station/Laundromat
  • Whole Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • Primary access and first right of refusal for this package for the 2020 Gala


Waitlist Only

  • Eight Prime Orchestra seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with full bar and champagne served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime seats for eight at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • Half Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event

Please contact Maica Jordan to be added to the waitlist.

Waitlist Only

  • Upgrade your Century Club Member seats to prime orchestra for the performance in the Paramount Theatre and also receive full bar and champagne served at your seats during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved Prime seats at post-show event on Congress Avenue with bar service through dinner
  • Half Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event
  • This Package price is 100% tax deductible as a contribution

Please contact Maica Jordan to be added to the waitlist.

Waitlist Only

  • A Prime Orchestra seat at the performance in the Paramount Theatre with full bar and champagne served at your seat during the show and private bar service all night long for you and your guests
  • Reserved seat at post-show event on Congress Avenue
  • Half Page Ad in gala program and recognition from stage at the event

Please contact Maica Jordan to be added to the waitlist.


Waitlist Only

  • Eight orchestra or mezzanine seats at the performance in the Paramount Theatre
  • Reserved table for eight at post-show event on Congress Avenue

Please contact Maica Jordan to be added to the waitlist.

$500 each

  • One prime orchestra or mezzanine seat at the performance in the Paramount Theatre
  • Reserved seat for one at table at post-show event on Congress Avenue

To reserve your tickets, complete the form below.

Personal Drink Service at your seats$150 Each Drink Choice
($450 for all options)*

Add unlimited chilled Champagne, White Wine, or Red Wine service at your seats in the auditorium for the evening – $150 fee per choice (for all three, the fee is $450 for the whole night).

*Can only be purchased in conjunction with tickets or tables.


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