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Join Friends of Gallagher Bluedorn

Become a Friend

Find your inspiration by being a Friend of the Gallagher Bluedorn!

Your Friends contribution:

  • Supports the Gallagher Bluedorn’s goal of artistic excellence in the performing arts
  • Educates and inspires area youth and enhances school curriculum
  • Ensures the future of the Gallagher Bluedorn and its ongoing service to the area
  • Supports vibrant and diverse programming; from the greatest classical music artists and Broadway shows to world music and children’s programming
  • Assists in allowing all Cedar Valley residents access to the performing arts
  • Increases your pride in UNI’s Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center – your center for the arts

Your Friends membership offers you numerous benefits at the levels listed below. 
You can also use your membership to get MORE PERKS from local businesses. See the list here.

Matching gifts

Your contribution could be worth twice as much! Many area businesses match the tax-deductible donations of their employees. Obtain a matching gift form (available through your company’s personnel or community relations office), determine if your gift qualifies, and send the completed form in with your Friends membership.

PRODUCER ($2500 and Up)

  • Earliest ticket purchasing (up to two weeks before tickets go on sale to public)
  • Advance notification, and limited early ticket purchasing of add-on shows and special events
  • Admission to the Friends Lounge for up to four people per show
  • Parking in Producers Lot with member card
  • One cocktail party or dinner party with the executive director. There will be multiple cocktail parties and dinners planned per season from which to select.
  • Membership Card that includes merchant offers
  • Friends News subscription
  • Name listed in program
  • Invitation to Preview Party (season announcement)

DIRECTOR ($1000 - $2499)

  • Earliest ticket purchasing (up to two weeks before tickets go on sale to public)
  • Advance notification, and limited early ticket purchasing of add-on and special events
  • Parking in Directors Lot (metered or Gilchrist Lot) with member card
  • One cocktail party with the executive director. There will be multiple cocktail parties per season from which to select.
  • Admission to the Friends Lounge for up to three people per show
  • Membership Card that includes merchant offers
  • Friends News subscription
  • Name listed in program
  • Invitation to Preview Party (season announcement)

SUPPORTER ($500 - $999)

  • Early ticket purchasing 
  • Advance notification, and limited early ticket purchasing of add-on shows and special events
  • Parking in Supporters Lot (metered or Gilchrist Lot) with member card
  • Admission to the Friends Lounge for two people per show
  • Membership card that includes merchant offers
  • Friends News subscription
  • Invitation to Preview Party (season announcement)
  • Name listed in program

CONTRIBUTOR ($250 - $499)

  • Early ticket purchasing 
  • Advance notification, and limited early ticket purchasing of add-on shows and special events
  • Parking in Contributors Lot (Gilchrist Lot) with member card
  • Four beverage tickets, total, per season
  • Membership card that includes merchant offers
  • Friends News subscription
  • Invitation to Preview Party (season announcement)
  • Name listed in program

PATRON ($125 - $249)

  • Early ticket purchasing 
  • Advance notification, and limited early ticket purchasing of add-on shows and special events
  • Membership card that includes merchant offers
  • Friends News Subscription
  • Invitation to Preview Party (season announcement)
  • Name listed in program

DONOR (up to $124)

  • Friends News Subscription
  • Invitation to Preview Party (season announcement)
  • Name listed in program

For more information or to receive a form, please call our development office at 319-273-3672.

Ticket On-sale Dates

Sunday, May 5 - Seat Sponsors

Friday, May 24 - Ovation Society, Friends Producer and Director Levels ($1000 and up)

Tuesday, May 28 - Friends Supporter Level ($500 and up)

Tuesday, June 4 - Friends Contributor Level ($250 and up)

Tuesday, June 11 - Friends Patron Level ($125 and up)

Thursday, June 13 - Groups and Volunteer Ushers

Thursday, June 13 - Courtesy Day for non-Friend Seat Sponsors

Friday, June 14 - Public On-Sale