Love Isn’t For Sale, But Hot Dates Are: Bachelor Auction Here

Single in the City Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction returns for its second year on May 18 to benefit CenterStage’s Artistic and Educational Programs, including the Genworth BrightLights Education Center.

single in cityRICHMOND, VA – Richmond CenterStage announced the second installment of Richmond’s premier event for young professionals with the 2013 Single in the City Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction.

On the heels of an immensely successful inaugural event that raised upwards of $40,000, this year’s fundraiser will once again be held in CenterStage’s Rhythm Hall on Saturday, May 18, 2013 and will be hosted by Style Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief, Jason Roop.

bravo!, Young Professionals for CenterStage, was created in 2012 to support CenterStage’s mission to be a catalyst for the arts in our community. They work to foster relationships between CenterStage and the community by creating unique and exciting cultural events and experiences.

The 2013 installment will feature a live auction with some of Richmond’s most eligible men and women and their fantastic date packages available to the highest bidder. Packages include fabulous local experiences, shopping sprees, great dinners at some of Richmond’s finest restaurants, the very best in the local arts scene and many more surprises. The event will also feature a silent auction.

Applications are still being accepted for eligible bachelors and bachelorettes for the auction and can be found on the event’s official website.

All proceeds help support the Artistic and Educational programs of Richmond CenterStage – including the BrightLights Education Programs, housed at the Genworth BrightLights Education Center.


Tickets for the auction are available at the website and are $30 in advance ($35 tickets at the door), with VIP Admission at $60 per person ($75 at the door). VIP tickets include an open bar cocktail reception with the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes and premium auction seating. Online Registration closes on May 17, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

A full schedule of events can be found below:

6:00 p.m.        VIP Meet the Bachelors and Bachelorettes Reception (VIP Admission Required)
7:00 p.m.        Doors Open and Silent Auction Opens
8:00 p.m.        Live Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction Begins

About Richmond CenterStage

A world-class performing arts facility located in the heart of Richmond on Grace Street between 6th and 7th streets, Richmond CenterStage includes the fully-renovated, 84-year-old, nearly 1,800-seat Carpenter Theatre.  In addition, CenterStage offers guests and performers three separate venues: the multi-use space Rhythm Hall; the intimate Gottwald Playhouse; and Showcase Gallery, for exhibition of the visual arts.  The Genworth BrightLights Education Center, located on the third floor, promotes arts in education to the region’s K-12 students.  Also included in CenterStage’s venues is the Landmark Theater, which is located in the heart of Richmond’s historic Fan District at 6 N. Laurel Street.