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HighBall Halloween Celebrates 10 Years This Year

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This year will mark the 10th anniversary of HighBall Halloween, and in celebration, the Short North Alliance has announced a tribute that will highlight music legends through the decades.

The party starts on Friday, October 20, with their annual HB: On The Rocks. On two stages, local bands will play mixed sets of original songs and covers of iconic artists. The main stage line up includes Doc Robinson with a Little Help from Their Friends as The Beatles, The Floorwalkers as Bob Dylan, Damn The Witch Siren as Madonna, and Liberty Deep Down as *NSYNC.

The second stage, to be set up on East Goodale Street, will feature T.Wong as Lenny Kravitz, The Shaw Brothers as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, KaTanya Ingram as Stevie Wonder, Jenny Flory as Amy Winehouse, and Joey Hebdo as Queen. Nina West and NBC4’s Monica Day will host between sets.

Local bands will also ring in the second night, HB: High Fashion, on Saturday, October 21. Attendees will see recreations of the past nine winning HighBall Halloween costumes before watching 10 design teams compete in The Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show. A High Fashion Public Costume Contest will offer an opportunity for the masses to join the madness on-stage.

Simultaneously, the HighBall Halloween Night Castle VIP Party and the 10th Anniversary Ball will take place. The VIP party includes an up-close view of the main stage and runway, White Castle catering, private bars with special cocktails, and indoor restrooms.

The ball, held inside the Convention Center’s North Atrium and Short North Ballroom, will also feature unique views of the runway, as well as a private viewing of the Costume Couture Fashion Show and the 10th Anniversary Runway Show. Ball-goers will be able to meet and greet the Costume Couture designers, as well as the creator of a new public art installation planned for the North Atrium. A silent auction and complimentary parking, beverages, and food are included, too.

More details, such as ticket and program information, will be announced later this summer.

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