Dallas Autumn Ball 2018


Friday, November 9th

Please join us in celebrating the sixth annual Dallas Autumn Ball in support of the Reading Partners impacting education in Dallas!


  • VIP reception from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Hotel ZaZa exclusively for our sponsors and their guests
  • Doors Open at 9:00 PM
  • Honorary Guest Speaker Addresses Dallas Autumn Ball
  • Emerald City Band & Goldfish live!
  • Top-shelf Open Bar
  • Delicious hors d’oueuvres throughout the evening
  • Attire: Black-tie strongly required for the guys, and stunning dresses for the ladies

We are excited to have renowned event band Emerald City AND GOLDFISH performing at this year’s ball! Get ready to bring dance all night at the Hotel ZaZa Main Ballroom located in the heart of Uptown. You do not need a membership or an invite to attend this open event geared toward bringing together young professionals and individuals in a night of dancing and support of education in Dallas. This is an ideal setting to join all of your friends and fellow young professionals for a memorable night celebrating charity!

All proceeds from the Dallas Autumn Ball go directly to the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Reading Partners. The Dallas Autumn Ball has dedicated itself to being the premier charity event for young professionals who are currently or potentially engaged in worthy causes in the community.

Hotel ZaZa

The Dallas Autumn Ball is proud to call Hotel ZaZa it’s host venue for our third annual ball. Hotel ZaZa is Dallas’ premier boutique hotel that boasts decadent rooms and stunning décor throughout the hotel. Located in the heart of Uptown, Hotel ZaZa is the ideal venue to host a unique event such as the Dallas Autumn Ball that is geared toward accommodating young professionals.

The Hotel ZaZa main ballroom is the ideal venue to host an entertaining and memorably festive event. Enjoy a discounted room rate offered for the weekend of the Dallas Autumn Ball by purchasing a ticket for the Dallas Autumn Ball to fully maximize your experience at this exceptional hotel

Emerald city band


As a corporate and special event band, Emerald City burst onto the Dallas music scene in 1983 and never looked back. Motion, Movement, and Energy are three words that best describe this 13 piece, 3 horn section super group that electrifies every audience with a combination of high energy dance songs from the past with the hits of today.

Emerald City Band has performed for President and Mrs. Bush at the White House twice, Ford Motor Company, Southwest Airlines, Microsoft, Super Bowl XLV, Apple and American Airlines to name a few. Averaging more then 300 performances a year, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Knot Magazine, and AACWP voted Emerald City as “Entertainers of the Year” and they’ve been nominated for the prestigious National Spotlight Award in Las Vegas.



We are switching it up this year and bringing you a fresh set of entertainment for the evening! The electronic duo is from the Southern-most tip of Africa have gone from one of Dance Music’s best kept secrets to an act tipped by industry tastemakers as the band to watch this year!

Their genre-defying mix of live instruments, House beats and searing live performances has seen Goldfish go from impromtu jams at a tiny beach club in Cape Town to headlining Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, cracking a top 10 on the US iTunes Dance chart, a residency at Pacha Ibiza with David Guetta and DJ’s like Fedde le Grand knocking at their door to do remix their tracks. It’s almost hard to believe that not very long ago they were just Dom and Dave, two music students who lived a relatively chilled life of surfing and playing music in their home town Cape Town.

2018 Supporters

Doctorate Degree
One Sette DallasInvesco

The Angel Family Foundation

Walker & DunlopColumbus Realty PartnersDeep Ellum Vodka
Hotel ZazaSocial Revolt

Greg and Rhonda Kraus

Sue and Jay Wagley

Masters Degree
Freeman Audio

Margy and Mike Bryant

Suit Supply
Bachelors Degree
National Life GroupBrandi BottenfieldKDC
Hilltop Custom BuildersSouthern Chic Group
Nuuvo Health

Julie Branstetter

Special Thanks
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