2016 FAQs


Cattle Baron’s Ball wants YOU to join us and Toby Keith and Dwight Yoakam as a Cattle Baron’s Ball underwriter.  The number of tickets you receive depends on the level of your sponsorship.  Ticket and table purchases are open to the public.


Cattle Baron’s Ball is the largest single-night fundraiser in the world for the American Cancer Society.  Did you know that the ACS is the largest private nonprofit cancer research investor?  Thanks to our generous donors and underwriters, the Cattle Baron’s Ball has raised almost $68 million for American Cancer Society-funded research since 1974.  


Join us indoors at Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas.  Valet parking provided for VIP Underwriters.


Saturday, October 15, 2016.  VIP Baron Party (by ticketed invitation only) begins at 6:00 pm.  The Cattle Baron’s Ball opens to all guests at 7:00 pm.  Dwight Yoakam will play a private set for the VIP Party and continue his set once general admission opens in the Live Auction room.  Explore the Silent Auction and prior to the Live auction, beginning at 8:15 pm.  Toby Keith will begin the performance at Main Stage immediately following the conclusion of Live Auction (approximately 10:15 pm).  Our evening concludes with an after-party and breakfast inside Gilley’s that goes on until 2:00 am!


Cattle Baron’s Ball has always been a “boots and jeans” event.  Stilettos can survive our 2016 solid ground and mud-free venue, however, we suggest you do your feet a favor and wear your favorite boots for this year’s event as you will be walking around the various areas and dancing the night away at the after-party. 


Bring a smile, your tickets and your wristband.  All tickets will be hand-delivered or mailed to sponsors who have paid in full for their sponsorship within two weeks of the Ball.  Your ticket is required for admission to the event.  No exceptions.


We have a legendary Live Auction and Silent Auction at the Ball.  Come see the excitement as we auction off over $2 million in items!  We will also be selling raffle tickets for our amazing raffle items – you can purchase raffle tickets up until 9:30 pm. 


This year, Cattle Baron’s Ball is indoors and in a giant structure tent at Gilley’s Dallas.  The entire event is enclosed, but if the stars are shining, we will lift the sides of our tent for the main stage entertainer - Toby Keith. It is sure to be a memorable concert.  


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