Talbot County’s Black & White Ball
To Benefit St. Michaels Community Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul, & Neighborhood Service Center
In 1966, everyone who was anyone wanted an invitation to Truman Capote's "Black and White Masked Ball”. Guests included Frank Sinatra, Candace Bergen, Norman Mailer, C. Z. Guest, Kennedys, Rockefellers, and 500 other VIPs and superstars. On March 31, 2012, the Third Annual Talbot Restaurant Week closes with a Talbot-Style resurgence of the famous Black and White Ball with proceeds benefiting St. Vincent DePaul, St. Michaels Community Food Bank, and the Neighborhood Service Center.
Ticket price: Ticket price is $125 and includes a three-course dinner (excluding dessert, tax, tip, and beverages) at one of Talbot County’s participating restaurants before the Ball, a champagne toast, two complimentary cocktails, dessert and coffee, and live music and dancing in the Gold and Crystal Rooms at the Tidewater Inn. $50 of ticket price is tax-deductible. A few Ball Only tickets will be sold at $100 per person (NOT available online), please call the Tourism office at 410/770-8000.
Ball Hours: 8 PM - Midnight. Dinner will take place at participating restaurants before the Ball.
Evening Dress: Black tie and black mask for the gentlemen and either black or white gowns and masks for the ladies. Berrier Ltd. Menswear located at 1 N. Harrison Street in Easton, Maryland is the perfect place to find men’s formal wear. Berrier Ltd. is donating 10% of all Black & White Ball tuxedo sales to Eventful Giving. 410-819-0657.
Special Guest: Deborah Davis, author of “Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball” (Wiley, 2006), Ms Davis will give a presentation and have a book signing to be held at the Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton, Maryland on March 30. For details and costs, visit www.academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787
Music: With authentic swing arrangements journeyed into contemporary selections, the OLIVERA ORCHESTRA delights people of all ages. This ensemble which has customized programs for Colin Powell, Hillary Clinton, and President Obama, adds the perfect touch to a black-tie ball. The Olivera Orchestra will be on stage in the Gold Room at the Tidewater Inn. The Crystal Room will feature two musical performers: Jonni (I’ll Be Frank!) Drue, the top-rated tribute to Frank Sinatra in the Northeast, will kick off the evening. Following Drue, the Crystal Room will rock to the music of local favorite Johnny Bling.