“Wahlburgers” Hingham Premiere Sells Out In An HourBy: Emily Greene - January 8, 2014
Massachusetts sure loves the Wahlberg boys.
The famous brothers Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, along with their brother Paul and mother Alma, will be on the upcoming A&E reality show Wahlburgers about their family restaurant with the same name.
The three brothers co-own the restaurant Wahlburgers and Paul is the executive chef at the Hingham, Massachusetts restaurant.
Paul invited people to purchase tickets for $25 a pop to attend a benefit event to celebrate the premiere of the reality show Wahlburgers. The Wahlberg’s desire to help the youth organization, the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, influenced their decision to host the benefit event.
The restaurant took to their Twitter account to announce the sale of the tickets.
Tickets went on sale Wednesday at noon for the premiere of Wahlburgers. An hour later they were sold out.
The premiere event takes place on January 22 at Hingham Harbor. One-hundred-percent of the proceeds from the 100 tickets sold will be donated to the Dorchester Youth Collaborative.
Paul said, “It’s all about the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, and the money is going to benefit them, so I’m really happy for them.”
The $2,500 raised from ticket sales will help low-income urban youth. Donations can also be made during the event.
“It’s a program that Mark [Wahlberg] has been affiliated with for a long time. We’re very excited for it, and they were excited as well. It’s a great program, what they do over there is amazing,” said Paul.
He added, “It seemed like the right thing to do for Wahlburgers, and for people affiliated with the restaurant stuff. It’s more about them than it is for me. It’s showing our gratitude to them. And it’s for a very good cause.”
Those attending the event will indulge in an assortment of sliders and drinks at Wahlburgers starting at 8 p.m. Attendees will then head to the Patriot Cinemas and watch the screening of the premiere at the same time it will premiere on A&E.
One fan on Twitter is hoping that someone who purchased one of the coveted tickets will want to sell it.
Donnie recently posted a video on Vine of the four stars of Wahlburgers in a competition of “Who’s the tallest Wahlberg?”
For those not fortunate enough to get tickets to the premiere event in Hingham, you can watch Wahlburgers on A&E January 22 at 10:30 p.m. EST.