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Donate in style at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre’s Inaugural Mardi Gras Gala and Fundraising Event with 80’s band Paramount!


By Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre


HUTCHINSON, Kan.  — Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre is excited to host the inaugural Mardi Gras Gala Fundraising event on Saturday, January 27th, 2024. “Fundraising is vital for the preservation of our historic theatre, which turned 92 years old this past June”, states Penny Bettles, Development Administrator at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre. “On either side of the footlights, those involved, whether on or off the stage, represent a diversity of age, culture, life experience, and a
strong appreciation of the importance of the arts.”

Indulge in a feast for the senses during the pre-party event complete with hor d’oeuvres, expertly crafted cocktails sponsored by DJ’s Liquor, and a special musical performance by Ben Eisiminger. The pre-party event will be held in the Wiley building, in the space formerly occupied by Tech, from 6:00-7:00 PM. A limited number of tickets are available at $85 per person, or $600 a table (seats 8). The pre-party ticket also gains you admission to the main event at the Fox.

The main event will take place inside the Fox Theatre with doors swinging open at 6:30 PM. There you can stroll through our silent auction tables, purchase raffle tickets, and enjoy a Hurricane or two! Then we rev up the night with 80’s rock tribute, Paramount, who will take the stage at 7:30 PM. For the evening we will have incredible one-of-a-kind, live auction items for you to bid on.

More about Paramount:

The rapid growth and popularity of 80s Rock Tribute PARAMOUNT is no doubt in part due to the high-energy show the band delivers with concert-style performances and also in part due to the fun music they play! PARAMOUNT’s fanbase continues to grow with regular shows in multiple Midwest cities and states. Larger venues like KC’s Arrowhead Stadium and Wichita’s Cotillion Ballroom continue to add PARAMOUNT to their list of live entertainment offerings as sure-fire crowd-pleasers. Festivals are discovering PARAMOUNT’s 80s Rock Tribute can be fun for the whole family, and the band’s summer events calendar fills faster every year. With Eddie Light on lead vocals, the band plays high energy sing-with-us 80s anthems from Journey, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses, and much more. Traveling with amazing sound and light production, PARAMOUNT delivers a Live Experience deserving of the decade called… “The BIG 80s!”

“Come celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with us and support the Fox Theatre for future generations.” States Denny Vick, Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre Board President.

For table sponsorship opportunities contact Penny Bettles at [email protected]. Tickets for pre-party and main event are on sale now, online at or by calling the Box Office 877-FOX-SHOW.

BEWARE of online ticket resellers who are offering tickets to FOX events at INFLATED prices. Purchase your tickets online at, by calling 877-FOX-SHOW, or by visiting the Box Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 18 East 1st Avenue.