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The Official Website of The Carson Center

Fundraising Events

Party for a Purpose - May 9, 2019

Proceeds benefit performing arts & arts education. 
Must be 21 or older to attend

Get ready to “Party for a Purpose” at the Carson Center’s big annual fundraising event May 9, 2019.  This party takes place throughout the Carson Center.   Enjoy mixing and mingling with friends old and new as you enjoy a silent auction, live auction, food from local caterers, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drinks.  All these beverages and food are included in the cost of admission.  

Event Sponsors: A&K Construction, Atmos Energy, Harrah's Metropolis, Peel & Holland, Golden Eagle Distributing, and Massac Memorial Hospital
Event Partners: Chris Colson Auction & Realty, Image Promotions, Paducah Life, SmartPath Technologies, WKMS, and Flower + Furbish.

The “Purpose of this Party” is to raise money for the Carson Center, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit regional performing arts center.  Approximately 30% of the center’s annual funding comes from fundraising events, contributions, sponsorships, and grants. When you buy tickets and tables – you support arts-education for children and youth, performances for audiences of all ages, Broadway musicals, big-name concerts, and other performing artists and theatre groups from across our nation and around the world. Fundraising events and contributions help us to involve more schools and families from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Most of the ticket/table cost is tax-deductible as a contribution to the Carson Center as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts center.

Ticket Prices Before / After April 18:

General Admission: $60 / $75
Individual Reserved Ticket: $100 / $125
Table for 10: $1,000 / $1,200
Spotlight Table for 10: $1,500 / $1,750

Enjoy a feast of favorites from the following restaurants and caterers:
Artisan Kitchen
Branch Out Foods
Catering Company of Paducah
Country Club of Paducah
Doe's Eat Place
Fresh Foodies Gourmet Catering
Midtown Market
Mellow Mushroom
Patti's 1800 Settlement
Qdoba Mexican Eats
Texas Roadhouse
Walker Hall

Enjoy regional and national wine tastings provided by:
Global Wine and Spirits
Roof Brothers Wine and Spirits
Wagner Wine and Spirits
Fancy Farm Vineyard and Winery
Purple Toad Winery
Walker's Bluff

Exciting new features:
Champagne Bar sponsored and hosted by Confleur and Old Dusty Dog.
Bourbon Cocktails and Charcuterie hosted by the Paducah Bourbon Society and Midtown Market

Coca-Cola of Paducah
Etcetera Coffeehouse


For information and reservations, please call (270) 443-9932. 


Join us for our Spring Dinner Party for the Arts | 2019 Carson Center Vintner’s Dinner.  Featuring Wines of Place from VINTUS, Wine Importer of the Year. Represented by Mark Caron, Vice President . Catered by Artisan Kitchen. Sponsored by Wagners Wine & Spirits.    https://thecarsoncenter.org/fundraising-events

Menu & Wine Pairings

Caprese Picks
Spinach & Artichoke Bites
Italian Meat & Cheese Skewers
Paired with Masciarelli Villa Gemma Bianco

Panzanella: Tuscan-Style Bread & Tomato Salad
Paired with Tommasi Poggio al Tuffo Rompicollo
Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Veal & Lamb Ragu
Paired with Tommasi Ripasso
Pork Shank Osso Bucco with Parmesan Polenta & Sun-dried Tomato Gremolata
Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia
Tiramisu Cannoli with Pistachio Ice Cream & Dark Chocolate Espresso Ganache
Paired with Tommasi Prosecco

Table for 8: $1,400
Ticket: $185


Includes tax-deductible contribution to The Carson Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit regional performing arts center.
For more information, please call Debbie Wattier at (270) 443-9932

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