JUNE 9 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Come celebrate the vibrant history of the Lorraine Motel for the benefit of the National Civil Rights Museum. Step back in time with an evening of food, music and fun reminiscent of the Lorraine Motel – which counted B.B. King, Nat King Cole, “Count” Basie, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the MG’s, Satchel Page and Jackie Robinson among its many famous guests.

You will experience:

GOOD Music & Fun:

  • "Club Lorraine" with Connect 3 featuring Courtney Little and Karen Brown, the host comedian Abayneh "AC" Cunningham, and the STAX vs. Motown Game Show
  • Live music by Party Jammers, Susan Marshall and Bird Williams with dancing to your favorite 60s hits.
  • DJ Mary and DJ One Love on the 1s and 2s
  • Silent auction with a chance to bid on all-inclusive Los Cabos vacation, Omni La Costa resort spa or golf vacation, art by Jamond Bullock, Southwest Airlines tickets, Chef Phillip Ashley Rix private wine & chocolate tasting, and more
  • Unique museum experience with special archival images of the Lorraine Motel.


Tickets available at the door for $125.  
VIP Tickets no longer available. 

The Museum will close at 2:00pm to prepare for this special event. 


Street closures:

  • Butler Ave. between S. Main and Mulberry;
  • Huling Ave. between S. Main and St. Martin St.; and
  • Mulberry between G.E. Patterson and Butler Ave.
  • See street closure map


Valet Parking Reservations:

A-Plus Parking will provide valet parking for a $5.00 fee.  To purchase valet in advance, click below.


Silent Auction online & onsite:

The silent auction will be chockful of  wonderful items! There’s something for everyone!  Guests may bid at the event from 7:00-10:00pm, OR online.  Items will be available for online bidding before the event. Auction items will also be on display at the museum, giving guests a chance to bid on special packages including an all-inclusive Los Cabos vacation, Omni La Costa resort spa or golf vacation, art by Jamond Bullock, Southwest Airlines tickets, Chef Phillip Ashley Rix private wine & chocolate tasting, and more.  To see items for bidding and to register for the silent auction online, click below.



  • A.S. Barbaro
  • Big Momma's & Granny's Catering
  • Bounty on Broad
  • Chef 4 A Day
  • Crumpy's Wings & More
  • Cupcake Cuties
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Ghost River Brewery
  • Hattie B's Chicken
  • Lunchbox Eats
  • MemPops
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Rizzo's
  • Southern Table Catering
  • Starbucks



The history of the Lorraine Motel

Click to learn about the history of the Lorraine in the Museum blog post  and from article written by Allyson Hobbs in The New Yorker in 2016.

Special thanks to Walter and Loree Bailey and Family for their vision to create a home-away-from-home, a refuge in the face of Jim Crow and a place to affirm or families, community and culture.  We thank the family of Carolyn Champion, daughter of Walter and Loree Bailey, for providing the special photos for the Lorraine exhibit and program to share this rich history with our event guests.

Event Visioneer/Project Director
Jeanette O'Bryant

Event Chair
Terrence O. Reed

Sponsorship Liason
Sherita Beard Lee

Decorating & Event Décor
Valarie Orr

Event Committee Members

Edwyna Bonner

Tannera Gibson

Joy Brown

Kyle Gowen

Stanton Brown

Kelsey Hamilton

Dr. Carol Champion

Deborah Henderson

Trevia Chatman

Sherica Hymes

Annie Christoff

Tarrin McGhee

Brian Coleman

Jamie McGriff

Keith Collins

Faith Pollan

Cynthia Daniels

Dan Price

Joy Doss

Makita Surgeon

Sara Flowers-Dent

Nicole Thomas

Amber Floyd

Tommie Thompson

Whitney Fogerty

Terez Wilson

Daniel French