The Let Go Freedom Ball

Party-goers are invited to don their most outrageous outfit in this high octane evening of fashion, dance, and house music by the legendary Marshall Jefferson and hosted by celebrity night life glitterati. A “dress to express” ball-style competition hosted by a panel of leading tastemakers takes place at 11:00pm with multiple categories and the chance to win a cash prize of up to $10,000.

Dress to Express Ball-Style Competition
Speak your passion through fashion and dress up to let go in “chase,” Cave’s monumental kinetic sculpture within The Let Go. The competition begins at 11:00pm and winners will split a $20,000 purse prize ($5,000 for the top look in each category, plus a $5,000 bonus prize for the top look overall). Contestants must arrive by 10:00pm to enter the competition.

1. State of the World: Express your views through your body politic
2. Unlike Anything Else: Celebrate your beautiful difference and gorgeous self
3. Dare-Flair: Push your limits—werk the floor

Hosted by Matthew Placek
APPARATUS, House of Yes, Ladyfag,
Papi Juice, Saada of Everyday People
Opening Ceremony, TELFAR, and VISIONAIRE

Special Guest Judges
Nick Cave, Mickalene Thomas, Racquel Chevremont, Mickey Boardman, and Adam van Eeckhout

Beer generously provided by

Tequila generously provided by

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June 14, 2018

Costume Competition at 11:00pm
Tickets: $25

This event is for ages 21+.

Wade Thompson Drill Hall

2018 Season Sponsors:

Park Avenue Armory is grateful to
the Ford Foundation for its generous support
of The Let Go.