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MINI SUMMER AUCTION - BID ONLINE to win rare opportunities!

Support your non-profit performing arts center and experience one of these rare opportunities!

  • Private 4th of JULY PARTY FOR 50 at The Carson Center
  • VIP Big Panty PARTY and VIP tickets for Leanne Morgan 
  • Unique curated dinner in a private home catered by Chef Sara Bradley, owner of freight house in Paducah


The Carson Center announces Party for A Purpose On-the-Go: A Trio of Terrific Auction Items for our VIP PARTY FOR A PURPOSE PURCHASERS.

The Carson Center for the Performing Arts is conducting an online mini-auction in lieu of its major annual fundraising event: Party for a Purpose. Winning bids will help your Carson Center present 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. The auction is the only Party for a Purpose activity available to the public this year.  On-the-go bidding allows you to participate from anywhere! 

Generous bids can enable you to make tax-deductible contributions to The Carson Center, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit performing arts center.

BIDDING IS EASY!  Ready, Get Set, Bid!
· Starting June 13: EMAIL BIDS to Josh Morehead, Development Director. Click email to bid -
· Please call (270) 443-9932 extension 240 with questions.
· Live Tracking Document of high bids will be available on our website via Google Sheets. VIEW:
· If you’re outbid, notifications of new bids will be sent to you via email.
· To minimize correspondence, we encourage everyone to submit a maximum bid.
· Bidders assume all risks associated with auction purchases.

I. FABULOUS FOURTH OF JULY FOR (50) FIFTY:  Celebrate the return of the 4th of July festivities on Paducah's Riverfront high atop the Williams Family Terrace at the Carson Center.  Stay cool in the Ingram Room and Myre River Room.  This party for 50 includes themed cocktails, Open Bar, and a BBQ FIRST CLASS FEAST catered by Bandanas Bar-B-Q.  Food includes pulled pork, buns, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, assorted sauces, and dessert; non-alcoholic beverages are also available.  While you mingle with your guests, enjoy live music from the Murr-Vegas All-Stars.  You will have the catbird seat for the firework display!
Date: Monday, July 4th, 2022 - 6:00-9:30 PM (or when Fireworks are over)
Minimum Bid: $4000   BIDDING ENDS MONDAY, JUNE 20.  The winner will be announced on JUNE 21 so you can make your party plans.

II. BIG PANTY PARTY FOR 10:  PUT YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES ON AND GET READY TO PARTY!   The Big Panty Party includes 10 Premium seats for LeAnne Morgan: Big Panty Tour performance on Sunday, September 11 at 4 PM.  This VIP experience allows you to enjoy a Pre-show cocktail and appetizers beginning at 3:00 PM.  The Preshow Big Panty Party will take place in the Ingram Room or Williams' Family Terrace (weather permitting).  After the performance, enjoy a Post-show catered dinner.  This package includes themed cocktails, a full-hosted bar, catered meal, and swag.  
Date:  Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Party Time: 3 PM  

Minimum bid: $1500  BIDDING ENDS THURSDAY, JUNE 30 and the winner will be announced on July 1

III. CURATED FALL DINNER FOR 8 FEATURING freight house CELEBRITY CHEF/PROPRIETOR, SARA BRADLEY:  Enjoy the undivided attention of freight house Chef/Proprietor Sara Bradley at a curated fall dinner party for 8 at the home of our Executive Director, Mary Katz; and hosted by friends of The Carson Center.  In 2019, Chef Bradley was the runner-up on Emmy Award-Winning Top Chef.  The James Beard Foundation calls Bradley “a rising star” and “culinary master” among chefs nationwide “making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.”  This multiple-course farm-to-table dinner will feature Maker’s Mark small-batch bourbon and Pacific Northwest wines from Cutting Edge Selections and outstanding tableside service.  Mutually Agreeable Date between September 15 and November 4, 2022; not redeemable on Fridays or Saturdays.
Minimum Bid: $3000  BIDDING ENDS THURSDAY, JUNE 30 and the winner will be announced on July 1



Release Date 
Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 7:38pm
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