The first night of Sundance is the Auction but it was not a part of the original Sundance. When Steve Elkins first suggested it, if fact (back in 1989), no one was very interested. Even so, a few items were donated for a silent auction, and that was how it began.
Over the years, the Auction night has become a vital part of the Sundance experience, and the funds raised from it have played a huge role in the success of the event over the years.
This year, Sundance Co-chair Natalie Moss expects the Auction to contain well over 500 items in both the silent and live auction. As in previous years, there will be a wide variety of items on which to bid—everything from t-shirts and jewelry to expensive artwork, antiques, trips, services and more.
The way it works is simple. The doors open at 7 p.m. with a open bar and a cocktail buffet by Nourish. Bidding in the silent auction starts immediately and lasts until 9 p.m., when it reaches a feverish pitch. The Live Auction starts at 9:10 p.m. when some of the most spectacular items go up for bid.
This year that list of “spectacular items” includes an outdoor kitchen (granite countertop, teak cabinets, grill, sink, and fridge) from Tuscan Construction; a 40” 3D TV from Overture; a hot tub from New Wave Spas, an Olivia Cruise, and a fully restored 1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.
Also, this year the Sundance Auction will feature Lorne Crawford, a professional auctioneer from Pennsylvania who loves being a part of the Rehoboth Community.
Going once…going twice…its going to be an exciting night. Don’t miss it!
Photos: Sundance DJ Mark Thomas; Outdoor Kitchen from Tuscan Construction to be auctioned at Sundance.
Sundance 2010 - Rainbow Rites 23 - Tribal Revival
Sunday, September 5, 8 p.m.-2 am - Just dance! The second night of Sundance is a massive dance party. With an open bar all night, sensational music by DJ Mark Thomas, and a fantastic light show by Paul Turner, Sundance is the perfect way to end another summer season.
Sundance 2010 Tickets Available Now!
Love the Sundance Auction? Love the Dance? Love both? Tickets for Sundance 2010 are available online or by calling the CAMP Rehoboth Box Office at 302-227-5620. Tickets for one night are $45 each, or $80 for both nights.
CAMP Courtyard Box Office Tickets—Extended Sundance Hours!
•Friday, Aug. 27 - 5-8 p.m.
•Saturday, Aug. 28 - 5-8 p.m.
•Sunday, Aug. 29 5K run - 7:30-11a.m.
•Thursday, Sept. 2 - 5-8 p.m.
•Friday, Sept. 3 - 5-8 p.m.
Tickets on the Beach!
Check out the Sundance Beach Tent! Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4-5 - 10 a.m. - 3:30 p m.