GAY BINGO MOTTO:
A straight line will never win at Gay Bingo, but our straight friends are always welcome!
Gay Bingo Charlotte is one of the most unconventional fundraising events in Charlotte - this ain't your grandma's bingo!
Join us for a wild, fun, outrageous and unpredictable evening of laughs, crazy costumes, dance routines, wacky entertainment, great music and a little bingo! Each bingo year has its own theme and set of special games/rules - this is not a game of chance and no money or prizes can be won from getting an official bingo.
Since the first event - "Big Hair Bingo" - in February 2000, Bingo attendance has grown from 100 people at the Great Aunt Stella Center to sellout crowds of 1,400+ at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Gay Bingo Charlotte has raised over $1.4 million to support the HIV services and programs RAIN provides to the Charlotte metro area.
RAIN’s Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to move forward with hosting Bippity Boppity Bingo in person. COVID precautions for the event include a vaccine requirement for all guests, volunteers, and patrons of the event. This year’s Gay Bingo Charlotte fundraiser will be a vaccinated only event.
Masks will be required to be worn at all times except when you are actively eating or drinking (so if you get up from your table please make sure you put on your mask) - this will only change if state and local regulations change. We also encourage everyone to respect people’s personal space and comfort levels (i.e. don’t go hugging up on people if they don’t feel comfortable).
Saturday, November 13, 2021
5:00 PM BVD Reception
6:00 PM Ballroom Doors Open
7:00 PM Show Begins
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Barbara Burning Bush
Barbara Burning Bush, or B3 for short, always knew she would be a star, even as fisherman alternate #3 in her high school production of RENT. She has always loved the spotlight, even when she was born and saw the doctor’s light – she knew that big things were going to happen for her.
When she received the call to continue the Gay Bingo Charlotte legacy, she knew this was her chance to finally be the D-list celebrity she had always aspired to become. Being one of the illegitimate children of the Bush’s Baked Beans family, Barbara knew she had to make her own mark on the world.
During her down time Barbara loves to gossip with her paper machete group, appear in the background on Zoom calls, attend beer festivals, and of course stalk her exes on MySpace.
Barbara is ready to give you an experience of a lifetime and show you how playing the most unconventional game of bingo will change your life forever.
All tickets include a souvenir program, bingo sheets and a dauber. Tickets and reserved tables are a first come, first serve purchase. If you don't have a reserved table we suggest you arrive early to make sure you get the seat you want. CLICK HERE to look at a layout of the table locations.
VIP RESERVED TABLE
$550 PER TABLE OF 10
FRONT RESERVED TABLE
$500 PER TABLE OF 10
BACK RESERVED TABLE
$450 PER TABLE OF 10
$35 PER INDIVIDUAL
The Charlotte Convention Center's Cleaning Commitment:
NASCAR Hall of Fame Parking Garage: $10 flat fee starting at 4:00 PM - paid upon entry.
Caldwell Street Parking Lot: $10 daily on Saturdays and Sundays
LYNX Line: Park at one of the park and ride locations and take the LYNX blue line into Uptown, getting off on the 3rd Street/Convention Center stop
Street Parking: Free metered parking available on the weekends
Take an Uber or Lyft: You can avoid parking all together and take a car share service.