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Austin Social Scene has earned the reputation of organizing some of the most unique and enjoyable party experiences in the nation. This year will begin a new tradition, that of the Black and White Fall Ball , which will take place at the magnificent and dramatically beautiful Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. Together with a select group of sponsors composed of premier Austin-area professionals, Austin Social Scene is putting on the ball of the year.

The evening begins with guests arriving in evening attire in the colors of black, white, or a combination of the two. The festivities will begin immediately at 8pm with live music by four fun, well-known dance bands, Les and the Funk Mob, The Daddios, The Crush and LC Rocks to keep things grooving. You can pick your favorite type of music, whether it is country, funk, soul, rock-and-roll, oldies or current hits, and settle into one of the two ballrooms to dance the night away until the party closes at 2am .

The expected 1,500 guests will come from multi-cultured, professional walks of life and will include singles to married couples, so you can feel comfortable coming alone or with a date, and be assured that you will have the time of your life.

There will be cash bars conveniently scattered throughout the hotel offering premium liquor, imported and domestic beer, and fine wines from around the world. Additionally, the fine-food buffet from the fabulous Ancho's Restaurant will be open and available to fulfill your dining needs.

The cost of the ball, which includes admission to any of the music or dining areas, and access to the available 20,000 square feet of fun, is $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets will be available through Star Tickets by logging onto their website at , calling 512.469.7469, visiting any of their outlets or by calling Austin Social Scene at 512.331.7890. Rooms at the Omni are being offered to gala guests at a special rate of $99 plus tax per night.

The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown:

The AAA Four-Diamond Omni is located at 700 San Jacinto Boulevard at 8 th Street in downtown Austin . Magnificently renovated with 375 rooms and suites, and including a spectacular 20-story atrium and fabulous downtown room views, it offers a multilingual staff, a rooftop heated swimming pool, a fitness center, safe-deposit boxes, Internet access, dry cleaning and laundry services, the delectable Ancho's Restaurant, a beauty salon, gift shop, travel agency, car rental agency and a jewelry store. There are valets and self-parking in a secured, underground garage, free shuttle service from the airport, and is only minutes away from the famous Sixth Street entertainment district. The largest ballroom is 4,059 square feet and features a wall of windows looking out on downtown Austin . The premier ballroom features a 12-foot recessed ceiling with a crystal chandelier. Visit their website at and click on Austin to see their virtual tour or to get information about reservations. Their phone number is 512.476.3700 and their fax number is 512.397.4888. Please remember to inform them that you will be attending the Black and White Fall Ball in order to receive the special $99 discount rate.

The Entertainment:

Les and The Funk Mob, featuring seven of the most accomplished and energetic funk and soul musicians playing anywhere, bring you the undeniable sounds of today's hottest hip-hop and rhythm and blues. Known for their unparalleled stage performance, they consistently push   The Crush, an Austin-based, high-energy dance band composed of five impressive musicians, has been entertaining Texas ' finest establishments and private affairs since the mid-80's with their vast and varied song list of funk and rock-and-roll
stylistic boundaries while embracing a treasured old-school tradition. Anchored by a seamless rhythm lineup and searing vocals, this team of funkmeisters creates a multidimensional sound that will keep your head, hands and feet moving and grooving to their beat, and will keep the dance floor packed.   covering every decade since the 50's. They are known as “the band to watch” because of their powerful blend of showmanship, ability and dedication. They will keep you on your feet and singing out loud with their music.
The Daddios , Austin 's finest dance band, will bring a smile to your face as they reproduce the most exciting sounds of rock and roll, past and present. These four astounding musicians, veterans of the Texas music scene from as far back as the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters   LC Rocks, a versatile and professional six-piece band formerly known as “London Calling,” plays a variety of music and styles. They are best known for the rock of the eighties, but play everything from Neil Diamond and the Beatles to Bon Jovi and Van Halen.

, have spent the past 10 years pleasing crowds all over the state with their rock, pop, country and dance hits, and will guarantee a night of unforgettable entertainment.


Their music will cause you to pound your fist in the air and dance until you drop.

Ticket and Accommodations Information:

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door.

To purchase Black and White Fall Ball tickets, contact Star Tickets on the web by clicking:
or call them at 512.469.7469, or visit any Star Ticket outlet.


You also may purchase tickets by calling Austin Social Scene at 512.331.7890.


The Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is offering accommodations to gala attendees at a special rate of $99 plus tax per night.

For reservations, visit their website by clicking: or call 512.476.3700. Be sure to mention you will be attending the gala in order to receive the discounted rate.


For more information, call 512.331.7890 or visit .

Please remember to drive safely and soberly. If you do not have a designated driver and intend to drink alcoholic beverages, please make arrangements for a taxi to drive you home, or make reservations to spend the night at the hotel.

See you there!