The nonprofit Belcourt Theatre holds its annual fundraiser, A Red Carpet Evening, this Sunday, March 2. This popular event offers an entertaining and glamorous setting for Nashville movie fans to experience Hollywood’s biggest awards show on the Belcourt’s big screens with a red carpet entrance, a silent auction, a VIP backstage lounge and more.
This year’s co-chairs for A Red Carpet Evening are Amos Gott and Holly Hoffman, assisted by a large committee of volunteers. A limited number of tickets are still available at www.belcourt.org, but the event is expected to sell out.
A Red Carpet Evening begins at 5:30 p.m. for VIP Patron- and Patron-level ticket holders with a red carpet entrance on Hillsboro Village’s Belcourt Avenue. General level ticket holders arrive at 7 p.m. The historic Belcourt is transformed for the evening: the theatre’s entrance on Belcourt Avenue is fully tented and guests walk the red carpet as photographers capture arrivals.
The big screens in both halls project the arrivals on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles for the 86th annual awards ceremony. Belcourt guests enjoy a cocktail buffet (generously provided by Whole Foods Green Hills), open bars (wine and spirits sponsored by Lipman Brothers; local beer provided by Yazoo) and a silent auction. Patron-level and VIP Patron-level attendees receive gift bags, and VIP Patron-level ticket holders are provided reserved seating in the Belcourt’s historic 1925 Hall and access to a backstage lounge.
WKRN-TV’s Stephanie Langston and radio personality and sports reporter Joe Dubin will share master of ceremonies duties. The Belcourt will also present its annual Papa Joe Lightman Award, named for the Belcourt’s original owner, that honors individuals for extraordinary support of the nonprofit arts organization.
Ticket sales, sponsorships, and silent auction donations directly benefit the Belcourt Theatre and support its programming, education and engagement work, and operations. This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
For those that haven’t attended the Music City’s top award night party here’s a look back at the 2013 event:
*Artwork courtesy the Belcourt Theatre.