Masquerade Ball | Hotel Julien


Featuring the music of KEN KILIAN and his band

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You're invited to attend La Musique & Masquerade Ball, the second annual event hosted by the Colts Booster Club with proceeds to benefit the programs and ensembles of the Colts Youth Organization!

The Masquerade Ball will feature music by Ken Kilian and his band with light dinner music during cocktail hour beginning at 7:00 PM, and then the Ken Kilian Swingtet from 8:00-10:00. Doors open for the event at 6:30 PM.

Evening attire is recommended, and masks are required of all guests. Find a mask to accentuate your personality, or choose a couple's set to coordinate with your date. A limited number of masks will be available at the Hotel Julien. All guests must be 21.

Tickets for the evening are $50 and include one free cocktail and heavy hors d'oeuvres. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance so we can make sure all guests are appropriately accommodated. However, tickets will be sold at the door if your evening suddenly becomes available.

The Hotel Julien has a block of rooms reserved for the evening at a rate of $99 per night. You can call the Hotel Julien at 563.556.4200 and ask for the Colts Masquerade Ball rate.

La Musique & Masquerade Ball is presented by the Colts Booster Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to host fundraising events to support the Colts Youth Organization. The Colts Booster Club sponsors the Colts Car Wash each June to raise money for the summer tours of both the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps and the Colt Cadets.

We are grateful to our title sponsor for the evening:

We also appreciate the support of these in-kind contributors:
Radio Dubuque
Townsquare Media
Telegraph Herald
Riniker Rhythm
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Ballroom Academy of Dubuque
Betty Jane Candies
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar
Bob & Jenn Broghammer
Casey's General Store
Chavenelle Studio
Doggie Zen Den
Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
Family Beer & Liquor Store
Freddie's Popcorn
Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery
Galena Golf Club
Galena's Kandy Kitchen
HAVlife Foundation
Hilton Garden Inn
Steve & Pam Kalkhoff
Massbach Winery
McDermott Excavating
Gary & Micki Metzger
Miracle Car Wash
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Craig & Tracy Nowack
O So Good Winery
Riverside Casino
Cathi Roberts
7 Hills Brewing Co.
Stone Cliff Winery
That's My Dog!
Verena Street Coffee Co.

Masquerade Ball FAQs

Do I have to wear a mask? I'll feel a little out of place.

Yes. All guests need to wear a mask. You will feel right at home because without a mask you would definitely feel out of place.

What is evening attire?

This usually means a tuxedo isn't required but the event is still formal enough for one to be appropriate. He should wear: A formal dark suit and tie or a tuxedo is also a fine option. She should wear: A long dress, a dressy suit, or a formal cocktail-length dress.

While evening attire may suggest dark, neutral tones, this is a Masquerade Ball, after all, and colorful expressions can never be out of fashion.

Is this event for couples only?

Not at all. But it certainly is a great 'date night' for the person who's challenged to come up with somewhere fun and different to take their partner.

Where do I get a mask?

There are a variety of online Masquerade Ball mask retailers. Here are a few of our favorites:
Luxury Mask
Chicago Costume
Masquerade Express
Vivo Mask

Can I get tickets at the door?

Yes. But ordering online in advance helps us make the event special for all guests.

Are there prizes or silent auction items?

There will be a select number of silent auction pieces including a game package, vacation experiences, special one-of-a-kind instruments, and more.

One guest will be chosen as the 'best dressed' of the evening. Attendees will discretely pass their ticket stub along to the person they believe to be the best dressed. At the end of the evening, we will ask those with a collection of stubs to meet at a location inside the ballroom and we will present a special prize to the one selected as best dressed.

Is the night going to be full of drum corps talk and videos?

No. The night is all about having a great time! There will be a brief introduction from the Colts, and of course there will be video running at the side of the room so you can see how incredible the kids are that we meet each summer, but the evening is for dancing, socializing, and (as stated in the promo materials) a touch of romance.