10th Anniversary Blumey Awards Celebration
A one-night-only event and fundraiser benefiting the Blumey Inspire Fund
For the last decade, the Blumey Awards have recognized, rewarded, and encouraged talent and achievement in musical theater among high school students in the greater Charlotte area.
Since 2012, we’ve cheered as our nominees and winners have landed on Broadway and in Hollywood, topped the music charts, received nominations for Tonys, Grammys, and VMAs, graced the covers of magazines, launched successful careers behind the scenes, and so much more.
Now, we celebrate!
The 10th Anniversary Blumey Awards Celebration will welcome past and present Blumey Award participants to the Belk Theater stage for a one-night-only benefit show filled with special guests, cameos, local talent, and fun surprises, with proceeds going toward the brand-new Blumey Inspire Fund.
It’s the ultimate party for a good cause, ten years in the making.
About the Blumey Inspire Fund
The Blumey Inspire Fund grants industry resources and opportunities to empower high school students across the Carolinas in pursuit of their big dreams on and off stage, and to elevate or launch new and existing theater programs. Grant awards of varying amounts will be made available to provide professional training, mentorship, and materials to minimize socioeconomic and access disparities, elevating high school theater programs and uplifting students to excel in their artistic pursuits.
Event Sponsorships and Pre-Show Dinner
Event sponsorship options start at $5,000 and include access to a seated, pre-show dinner at Booth Playhouse, logo inclusion, verbal recognition, and more based on the sponsorship level. The dinner will include passed hors d'oeuvres, a plated meal, and live entertainment. Learn more here.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $10* is available for our patrons in the Bank of America Center Parking Garage.
- Entrances at: 150 N. College St. and 290 E. 5th St.
The $10 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Monday-Friday. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $10 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $10 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.372.1000.*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with the arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and the screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
Bring your pre-purchased parking pass with you to the show and exchange for an exit pass or purchase your exit pass at the box office or parking stations at the show.
Event Sponsorships & Pre-Show Gala
Event sponsorship options start at $5,000 and include access to a seated, pre-show dinner at Booth Playhouse, logo inclusion, verbal recognition, and more based on the sponsorship level. The dinner will include passed hors d'oeuvres, a plated meal, and live entertainment.
Contribute to the Online Auction
We will be featuring an online auction that even those not able to attend the anniversary celebration can take part in. All proceeds benefit the Blumey Inspire Fund. Have an item or experience you would like to contribute? Complete this fillable online form and send to Development@BlumenthalArts.org. Thank you for your support!
Belk Theater features state-of-the-art equipment, production and support capabilities and can host any event, from grand opera to rock to corporate annual meetings and lectures.
The theater features a contemporary European horseshoe arrangement for an intimate atmosphere and world-class acoustics. The most distant seat is less than 135 feet from the stage.
A hallmark of the theater’s design is some 2,400 “points of light” in the audience chamber, part of a dazzling fiber optic network with multi-color capabilities.
Renowned architect Cesar Pelli designed the Performing Arts Center, which opened in 1992, as well as the adjacent Bank of America Corporate Center and Founders Hall. The Center’s name honors the contributions of the people of the state of North Carolina as well as the generosity of the Blumenthal Foundation, the largest private donor to the capital campaign.