Black Hat Bash 2022

Get your best black hat out and join us for a memorable night at Water Works as we celebrate our Golden Heart of Variety Honorees, Ryan N. Boyer and Jerry Sweeney.


Join us for Variety’s signature Black Hat Bash event on May 5, 2022!

Your tickets for this special evening include VIP valet parking, networking with old and new friends while enjoying a top shelf open bar along the terrace overlooking Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row lit up in Variety red, a five-star seated dinner under an open-sided tent, and heart-pumping live music and dancing with Bigg Romeo, an 8-piece high-energy band! We are also organizing a premier, can’t miss auction experience that will include one-of-a-kind items and VIP access events.

Don’t forget to wear a black hat to fit in with the theme of the evening and pay tribute to Variety’s legacy!

Tickets & Sponsorship Opportunities 

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Our Black Hat Bash Auction is LIVE and open to ANYONE! That’s right – you don’t need to attend the Black Hat Bash to bid on all of our amazing auction items. Your generosity helps fuel Variety’s mission of providing programs for children and young adults with disabilities, and every dollar raised from this auction directly supports our work!