Lil BUB is coming to Dayton and you can meet her

Get ready for the cuteness.

Kitty cat celebrity Lil BUB is coming to Dayton for a special event  hosted by Gem City Catfé  Sunday, Nov. 4.

From Lil BUB’s website:

“International sensation and cat celebrity, Lil BUB, is set to visit Dayton on November 4th for a special presentation and meet and greet, hosted by Gem City Catfé! The event will be the largest fundraiser of the year for their 501(c)(3) non-profit, Gem City Kitties.

Lil BUB and her dude, Mike Bridavsky, will be presenting "The Story of Lil BUB", an intimate multimedia experience complete with rare photos and videos, followed by a Q&A with Mike and BUB herself - yes, you can ask BUB questions and she will answer them! The presentation will be held from 3-4pm at the Dayton Liederkranz-Turner events hall, which is across the street from the Gem City Catfé in historic St. Anne’s Hill. General admission tickets for “The Story of Lil BUB” presentation will be $10 and are available for sale below!

A limited number of VIP Tickets are available for $100, which include:

The Meet and Greet will take place in the upstairs of Gem City Catfé from 11am-1:30pm. Special accommodations will be made for guests that cannot travel upstairs.

100% of proceeds from the event ticket sales will benefit Gem City Kitties, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is housed inside Gem City Catfé, which connects adoptable rescue cats with forever families through the cat lounge and educates the community through classes, workshops, and advocacy. Both General Admission tickets and VIP tickets are available for sale below. Tickets must be purchased online and can not be purchased over the phone. Tickets will be refundable through October 14th. Refunds can not be accommodated after. 

Exclusive Lil Bub merchandise, including Bub’s 2018 holiday line, will be for sale through event hours at Gem City Catfé, with a portion of proceeds benefitting Gem City Kitties.

Event questions may be directed to Events Manager, Becci Cornell, at Gem City Catfé via email at or by phone at (937) 949-9170.”

FIRST REPORT:  Lil BUB coming to Dayton to help local kitties (Sept. 17, 2018) 

She’s  a mogul: author, a movie star and talk show host.

Lil BUB is also a roughly four pound cat.

The pint-sized cutie is coming to Dayton to support Miami Valley felines, according to a local cafe’s social media post.

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Gem City Catfe says that the celebrity cat rescued as a kitten from an Indiana tool shed in 2011 will appear here to support Gem City Kitties,  a nonprofit it helped start to help local shelters.


The cat cafe posted the following on Instagram on Sept 12.

Guess who is coming to Dayton?! Details coming soon about dates + how to get presentation and VIP meet and greet tickets to see @iamlilbub and help us raise funds for Gem City Kitties!

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It also posted about Lil BUB’s visit on its Facebook page.

A woman who works at the business located at 1513 E. Fifth St in Dayton’s St. Anne's Hill neighborhood told this organization a press release would be issued about Lil BUB’s upcoming visit.

No other details have been released.

Lil BUB is scheduled to appear for an event called Lil Brunch and Lil Bubbly: VIP Meet & Greet, Presentation Saturday, Oct. 6 at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in  Rocky River near Cleveland.   Proceeds from that event will benefit Tails from the City and its new adoption and activity center.

Tickets start at $30 for the Rocky River event, the only event listed on Lil BUB's website as of today.

This news organization has reached out to Lil BUB’s humans via her website for information about the Dayton appearance.

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