Tribute Auction Preview

Friends and supporters, it’s time to start thinking about your auction bids at this Saturday’s Texas 4000 Tribute Gala!

Plan ahead with friends to bid on our premiere live auction packages! Below are a few of the fabulous items that will be available:

On the Road Again (Live Auction)
There’s room for up to 20 on Willie Nelson’s personal tour bus! Take the bus on your very own tour around town for up to six hours. The 1983 Silver Eagle Bus, named “Me & Paul” after Nelson’s well renowned song and album, was built for the Willie Nelson Family Band and was owned by his drummer, Paul English. The band toured on this bus for four years during the 80’s. Special thanks to Vintage Innovations for this fantastic donation.


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Sun or Ski in Aspen (Live Auction)
You and 5-7 friends can enjoy all the wonder that Aspen has to offer, from exquisite dining, great shopping, galleries, outdoor activities, world class skiing, year round festivals and more during your three-night stay in the Christiana Luxury Condominium. This spacious, three-bedroom condo sleeps six to eight people and is located on the Westside of Downtown Aspen. A five-minute walk from the heart of downtown, this newly renovated and charmingly decorated condo is the perfect locale for families looking for a mountain escape. Extra nights can be purchased, black out dates apply and holidays are excluded. A one-time $150 cleaning service fee is required and the trip should be booked six weeks in advance. Special Thank to M. R. Dickson Holdings.

As for a brief preview of our silent auction, gear up for some serious bidding wars on the packages below:

Foodie Dinner Party for 6 (Silent Auction)
Enjoy a four course dinner with wine pairing for six, prepared in your home by Annette Joseph, food stylist, entertainment guru, cookbook author and Today Show contributor. Each guest or couple will also receive a signed copy of Annette’s cookbook Picture Perfect Parties.




Velo View Luxury Rides Bike Trip for One (Live Auction)
Tour the wine country of California, the ski towns of Colorado or take in the beautiful fall foliage of the Carolinas in true Texas 4000 style – on a bike! Enjoy an all-inclusive bike vacation for one with Velo View Luxury Bike Tours on any out-of-state tour. After working up an appetite on the bike, you’ll enjoy lunches and dinner at a variety of local restaurants with the best food and atmosphere the areas have to offer. At the end of each day, you’ll be able to rest and relax in first-rate accommodations in all of the destination towns. Velo View can help take care of everything for you, whether shipping and assembling your own bike or renting an appropriately-sized performance bike for your use. Special Thanks to Velo View Bike Tours.

Girls Night Out in Downtown Austin (Silent Auction)
Start your night at Benji’s Cantina on West Sixth with your best girlfriends. After your fantastic dinner, start your party at Kung Fu Saloon around the corner. Finish off your fun night out on Rainey Street at Lustre Pearl, Clive Bar, Bar 96 or the new, cool kid on the block – Container Bar. Value $300. Special thanks to Chris and Brandi Horne and the Dunlap Group.




Cottage on the Cape (Silent Auction)
Love life in a 2 bedroom New England cottage for a week next June in picturesque South Dennis, Massachusetts. (specific dates only, airfare not included). Thanks to Julia Skiles for this generous donation.

Each guest’s credit card will be registered at the door and you’ll have multiple opportunities to give on many levels throughout the evening, including auction bidding, paddles up, and raffle ticket purchases.

We can’t wait to see you all on Saturday evening at the Austin Music Hall. Get there early to get your bids in! The silent auction opens at 6, and our auctioneer kicks off the live auction around 8:30.