Join the Energizers for Madison's most glamorous winter party, the 27th annual Frostiball! We've been hosting meetups at this wonderful event for a few years, and we will continue the tradition as long as there is interest. Many folks have questions about what Frostiball is and what it is like to attend, so as a 9-time Frostiball veteran, I'd be happy to answer them for you.
Q: What is "Frostiball"?
A: Frostiball is a black tie (optional) winter gala that raises money for Downtown Madison Inc. (DMI). DMI promotes economic development in the downtown Madison area.
Q: What do people wear to Frostiball?
A: The dress code for Frostiball is "black tie optional," which means for:
- Women - A floor-length formal gown OR a fancier cocktail dress. You do not have to wear a floor-length gown, but if you wear a shorter dress, try to jazz it up with some sparkle or shine.
- Men - A tuxedo or a dark colored suit (black or charcoal grey). Guys, you do not have to rent a tux. If you have a dark colored suit, you will be just fine.
Q: Do I have to take a date to Frostiball?
A: NO! You can go solo and mix and mingle with other people--this is what I've done most of the time. Frostiball is a great networking event, in addition to being a lot of fun.
Q: How much are Frostiball tickets and what is included in that price?
A: $100 for a gala ticket. This includes access to entertainment on several levels of the Overture Center, as well as all the food and drink you can consume throughout the evening. The food is excellent, and there will be lots of champaign at this event. Beer, wine, and soda are also included, but I believe hard or mixed drinks are on a cash bar basis.
Q: What kind of entertainment is there at Frostiball?
A: There is an orchestra for dancing on the main floor. They play all kinds of music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, and most of the dancing is not ballroom style. People dress up and really cut loose at Frostiball! There is also a jazz band on the second floor for easy listening, and sometimes there is a piano bar.
Q: Who goes to Frostiball?
A: Frostiball is truly for EVERYONE! You will see people from their 20s to their 70s, and there will be lots of businesspeople, community leaders, and a few government officials. Everyone is welcome at Frostiball, so you do not have to feel intimidated or out of place.
Here is a link to the Frostiball website where you can purchase your tickets online: http://downtownmadison.org/events/frostiball Please bring your ticket to the Overture Center that night or you may not be able to get into the event. If you have any other questions about Frostiball, please feel free to ask. I hope to see you there!