Paramount Gala 2020

Tables & Tickets

The Paramount Gala returns October 30, 2021 featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Preservation Hall Jazz Band


We’re turning Congress Avenue into the streets of New Orleans during the Paramount Anniversary Gala with Trombone Shorty and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. With traditional jazz, second lines, yummy cocktails, and Cajun food, this evening will truly transport you to the Crescent City. (This is the re-scheduled 2020 Gala.)

Celebrate all that is NOLA where sounds and cultures around the world converge. Traditional jazz, second lines, authentic Cajun and creole cuisines, and classic New Orleans cocktails – all on the night before All Hallows Eve, which will set an undeniably haunted backdrop for toasting to the spirits of the Crescent City. Put a little N’awlins in your soul!

Laissez les bons temps rouler, cher!


6pm Doors open, pre-show cocktail reception and live music.

7pm Show starts on the historic Paramount stage. Custom snacks will be in your seats thanks to our friends at 2 Dine 4 Catering.

8:30pm Dinner, live music, dancing and silent auction open on Congress Avenue.

Midnight Event ends and after party at Antone’s begins! Head to the legendary blues club at 305 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 to see New Breed Brass Band play all night long! Simply show your Gala ticket at the door to get in.


Shop the French Market

Shop the French Market after the concert! Bid in the specially curated silent auction and shop the exclusive items, like Garrison Brothers Bourbon VIP Trunk Collection, custom Trombone Shorty & Preservation Hall Jazz Band YETI tumblers and more. In true New Orleans fashion, there will be artwork created live before your eyes that you can bid on. Ready to start your support now? Look for updates from us leading up to the gala with online auction items and previews of live auction packages created with you in mind. Learn more about the auctions.


Crescent City Eats

Enjoy the best of Crescent City Eats after the live auction and concert – from boudin balls, red beans and rice, etouffee, and a beignet made to order as you stroll Congress Avenue. This immersive dining will truly transport you to New Orleans!

Veggie, vegan and gluten free options will be available for everyone.



This Crescent City Ball will be one magical night of NOLA-themed glory – parading, fais do-do-ing, and more! Guests go all in when it comes to gala themes, and you can interpret it how you’d like.

Visit our Pinterest board for outfit inspiration and consider these tips:

  • Headpieces or festively glittered makeup are encouraged for all. Check out Beyond Masquerade for gorgeous options you can purchase online. From feathers, sequins and diamantés to all out extravagance, there’s a something for every look. 
  • Anything glitzy goes! We recommend gorgeous cocktail dresses, suits, ball gowns, suspenders and bow ties, vests, 3-piece suits, or tuxes. You can’t go wrong with classic black and gold…or dare to add a little flair.
  • Be sure to keep comfort in mind—especially when it comes to shoes—so you can enjoy all of the post-concert events: dining, dancing the night away, and perusing the silent auction.




Feel free to use a rideshare of your choice to take you door-to-door. If you prefer to drive, complimentary parking will be provided at 600 Congress Avenue. More info on directions, transit routes, and parking.


Health & Safety

NEG TEST OR VAX: EITHER a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the fest OR proof of vaccination is required to attend. Negative test result must be dated with your full name matching your ID. That means no self-administered, at-home tests. Proof of vaccination will be matched with your ID and can be shown via physical card, a photo of your card, or app (i.e. CLEAR Health Pass, Bindle). Final vaccine must be dated at least 14 days prior to show. PRO TIP: take a picture of your vaccination card and photo ID together to get through your screening as quick as possible!

MASKS: Masks are encouraged inside the theatre and tents when not eating or drinking in your seat.

CLEAR BAG POLICY: Clear bags should not exceed 14″ x 12″ x 6″ in size. Small, non-clear clutch bags are allowed, but should not exceed 4.5” x 6.5” in size.



Gala Chair

Kathleen Seiders

Host Committee

Lynn and Randy Atchison
Kurt and Tracie Chew
Diana and Bob Greenfield
Ana and Dave Martin
Kelly and Mark Puzdrak
Anjuli and Doug Winker

Auction Co-Chairs

Ally Maxey
Zach Hawkins

Decor Team

Sydney Barrosse
Kathleen Ash

Auction Committee

Noel Bridges
Vickie Dunlevy
Taylor Ellison
Kim Katner
Claire Money
Ariel Murphy
Emily O’Connor
Jonny Rodgers
Elena Slaton
Heather Wellborne
Bryn Williams