Virtual Sweepstakes Cocktail Party and Auction in Memory of Johnny Martin
Thursday | October 01 | 2020 | 6:00 PM

Because you cannot come to our Sweepstakes,
our Sweepstakes is coming to you!

On Thursday, October 1st, our Symphony Board will host a Virtual Sweepstakes Cocktail Party and Auction in Memory of Johnny Martin. 

Reverse Raffle: 
As always for this reverse raffle, you can purchase a $100 raffle ticket (or tickets) for a chance to win $10,000! Only 248 tickets will be sold prior to the evening.  The last two tickets will be auctioned off the night of our virtual Sweepstakes. Tickets can be purchased from the RSO office, any Symphony Board Member, or on the Greater Giving website:

Event Live Stream
Our one-hour event can be viewed via our Facebook page or by You Tube. We'll be posting that link closer to the date of the event, so check back later this month! 

Tune in at 5:45 pm for an introduction, then watch with friends and sip your signature drink as the drawing begins at 6:00. As tickets are drawn, we will post the numbers on the screen so that you can see if your number is pulled from the hopper. If you see that your ticket has been drawn, stay tuned so that you can buy back in one of two times: when only 9 tickets remain in the hopper and again when only 4 tickets remain in the hopper.

Live Auction with Online Bidding
As in past years, we will have several great auction items, but this year the bidding will be online. Learn how to bid through Geater Giving here: How Online Bidding Works And check out our auction items here: Rapides Symphony Orchestra Live Online Auction

Johnny Martin Memorial Fund
Our greatest need this year is to secure enough funding for our 2020-21 season. With Covid-19 still a real threat to our community and to our regular supporters, we anticipate memberships will not be as strong as in past years. However, we still have to pay staff and to cover expenses for six concerts. In addition to purchasing your Sweepstakes ticket, we ask you to consider contributing to the fund. You can contribute online here: The Johnny Martin Memorial Fund

Signature Cocktail
Hokus Pokus has partnered with us to create a signature cocktail, the Martin Mule! Get 10% off your ingredients purchased from Hokus Pous with your Symphony Sweepstakes raffle ticket.