Play a role in signature social events that benefit your Carson Center!

Enjoy annual parties, sit-down dinners, and live auctions on one-of-a-kind items and experiences, all while supporting The Carson Center in our mission of presenting performing arts and arts education to the children and adults in our Four Rivers region and beyond.

Annual Events include signature fundraisers enjoyed in beautiful spaces at The Carson Center. 

Party for a Purpose

An annual fundraising event in the spring, Party for a Purpose invites guests to enjoy mixing and mingling with friends old and new while enjoying a silent auction, live auction, food from local caterers, wine, cocktails, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. When you buy tickets and tables, you support arts education for children and youth, performances for audiences of all ages, Broadway musicals, big-name concerts, and other performing artists and theatre groups from across our nation and around the world. 

Vine & Dine

A spring or summer dinner party celebrating the arts, Vine & Dine features live music, premiere wines, seated dinner, and special guests. Wagner Wine & Spirits sponsors this event. Proceeds provide inspiration, entertainment, and education for audiences of all ages at the Carson Center, your regional nonprofit performing arts center. 

Distiller’s Dinner

Every fall, The Carson Center Distiller’s Dinner celebrates Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon culture with proceeds benefiting our performing arts center. Past dinners have featured Master Distillers, live music, small auctions, and a catered dinner. Proceeds from this event provide essential funding for The Carson Center, which is a nonprofit performing arts center.

Monster Mash 5K Bash

The Carson Center is hosting its 6th Annual Monster Mash 5K Bash and invites families, friends, and pets to participate in this Halloween-themed fun run each October! Come dressed in your Halloween best (costumes are encouraged but not required!) and arrive early for the costume contest. After the run/walk, all monsters will be treated to Franks and Steins (beer or soda) with a walk down Trick-or-Treat Alley. Proceeds from the event support arts education programming for children, youth, schools, and families throughout the Four Rivers region.  To sponsor the 2023 Monster Mash, please contact Isaac Galliher, Race Coordinator at or Josh Morehead at

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