‘Vanderpump Rules’, ‘Southern Charm’ and ‘Summer House’ Host a Virtual BravoCon-Type Fundraiser

Bravo fans who were shut out of BravoCon last year may get a small taste of the highly coveted event via Zoom.

Kyle Cooke from Summer House just announced he and some cast members from Southern Charm and Vanderpump Rules are hosting a Zoom fundraising event that will allow Bravo fans video access to some of their favorite Bravolebs. But fans will need to act fast as the event is being held on Thursday, May 7 at 9 pm EST, and tickets are limited (again).

Chris Burns, Dylan Hafer, Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Lindsay Hubbard, Carl Radke, Hannah Berner, Paige DeSorbo
Chris Burns, Dylan Hafer, Kyle Cooke, Amanda Batula, Lindsay Hubbard, Carl Radke, Hannah Berner, Paige DeSorbo | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

The live stream event was designed to benefit the USBG National Charity Foundation. According to the event site: “Now through May 7th, everyone who orders our Loverboy Spritz will be emailed a special link to purchase a discounted ticket donation of $10 to attend our event. We will be donating all Spritz profits and ticket sales to USBG. A private link will be shared 30 minutes prior to event. Each ticket admits, and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.” The event’s goal is to raise $20,000.

The idea came from a new Loverboy product launch

Cooke’s company, Loverboy launched a blueberry lemon spritz cocktail just in time for summer. Cooke told Page Six how the product launch morphed into a bigger event. He said the idea for the event evolved after talking with Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Tom Schwartz from Vanderpump Rules. The Vanderpump Rules couple are also co-hosting the fundraiser.

Cooke shared that the Zoom fundraiser will be somewhat of an experiment too. “We’re obviously somewhat limited by the number of people, but I think it’s going to be about as interactive as it’s going to get with a room full of Bravolebs,” he said.

“You know, you can wait hours in line at BravoCon if you happened to get a ticket, but this is kind of a fun, intimate setting to engage with the fans as well.”

He added, “Who knows how a 500-person Zoom goes? We should have some more guest appearances from some of the shows. It should be fun. We’re trying to make the most of it.” Fans can purchase tickets here.

More Bravo events go virtual

Show reunions and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen have gone virtual as the pandemic continues. Bravo producer Andy Cohen was originally resistant to hosting virtual reunions. But he eventually gave in as no specific end to the pandemic is in sight.

Reunion shows the network has logged include The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Summer House, and Vanderpump Rules. Despite the virtual nature, Cohen seems to be downright pleased with how they’ve turned out. He shared on his Instagram story the RHOA reunion was epic. He even had some tequila when it was over.

 “It was as epic as every Atlanta reunion has been,” Cohen said looking satisfied. “Here are my cards, putting them in the garbage.”

He laughed and added, “I’m going to get some tequila and turning out the lights. And I will have you know, I am not wearing pants.”