• EVENT DETAILS

  • 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 $1.3 million to support the HIV services and programs RAIN provides to the Charlotte metro area.

  • WHEN

    Saturday, November 13, 2021

    5:00 PM BVD Reception

    6:00 PM Ballroom Doors Open

    7:00 PM Show Begins

    WHERE

    Charlotte Convention Center
    Richardson Ballroom

    501 S. College Street

    Charlotte, NC 28202

  • HOSTESS & EMCEE

    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.

  • TICKET DETAILS

    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

    • A reserved table in the front section, closest to the stage area
    • Ten (10) seats together
    • Table naming rights and the opportunity to decorate your table (with our theme or your own)
    • A night of fabulous fun and entertainment with your friends

    FRONT RESERVED TABLE

    $500 PER TABLE OF 10

    • A reserved table in the front section of the ballroom
    • Ten (10) seats together
    • Table naming rights and opportunity to decorate your table (with our theme or your own)
    • A night of fabulous fun and entertainment with your friends

    BACK RESERVED TABLE

    $450 PER TABLE OF 10

    • A reserved table in the back section of the ballroom
    • Ten (10) seats together
    • Table naming rights and opportunity to decorate your table (with our theme or your own)
    • A night of fabulous fun and entertainment with your friends

    GENERAL ADMISSION

    $35 PER INDIVIDUAL

    • Your ticket to Bippity Boppity Bingo includes a fabulous evening of entertainment and fun! Dress for our theme, play bingo and laugh through the night! All GA tickets are at tables of 10 but there is no assigned seating so it's first come, first serve on location.
  • The Charlotte Convention Center's Cleaning Commitment:

    • Cleaning crews have increased cleaning frequency with special attention provided to high-touch areas (escalator rails, elevator buttons, stair handrails, etc.).
    • The Center has integrated needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) air purification technologies into its HVAC systems as another layer of protection to eliminate and neutralize disease-causing pathogens such as COVID-19.
    • Color coordinated microfiber cloths used with TruShot cleaning solutions to eliminate cross contamination in high-touch areas.
    • Enhanced air handling filtration system.
    • Dozens of hand sanitizer stations have been installed strategically throughout the building in high traffic areas. Additional mobile units are dedicated for Food & Beverage service needs.
    • The housekeeping team will increase team members to specifically monitor soap/sanitizer dispensers and refill as needed on event dates.
    • Electrostatic / disinfectant sprayers will be used in each meeting room before being occupied, between room refreshes and afterwards.
    • Foot claws have been installed on all restroom doors for hands free use.
    • The Center has transitioned to linen-less tables for classroom sets.
    • CDC “Stop the Spread of Germs” posters in both English and Spanish have been placed in all bathrooms and on digital signage.
    • CDC signage detailing proper hand washing and hygiene procedures are posted in employee breakrooms.
    • The Charlotte Convention Center has received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) Star™ Facility Accreditation, which ensures the Convention Center is implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the novel coronavirus.

  • PARKING DETAILS

    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.

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