THE BLACK & WHITE BALL: NYE 2017

Saturday, December 31st 2016 9pm-2am / VIP Entry at 8pm
The newly renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel
1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

It was the party to end all parties. In 1966, the renowned writer Truman Capote held the Black and White Ball in New York City's Plaza Hotel. The glitterati was out in full force as Hollywood starlets mingled with Presidents and socialites. Deemed "The Party of the Century", if you weren't invited, you simply left town.

This New Year's Eve in Minneapolis, we will celebrate the glamour and opulence of the original Black & White Ball. Don your finest New Year's Eve attire and enjoy an evening of sparkling spectacles in a vibrant party atmosphere. Leave the cares of the last year behind you as you immerse yourself in the sheer elegance of a bygone era brought to life.

Guests will enjoy three rooms of music playing disco, dance, funk, top 40, old school, house and soul. Our DJ Line up for the evening includes Brother Jules, Brownie, Chuck Love, D Mil, Jeff Swiff, King Otto, Mike Mack and Strangelove.

Doors for this event will open at 8:00 for VIP guests, who are invited to enter through an exclusive VIP entrance with expedited check-in and complimentary coat check. From 8:00-9:00, VIP guests will be greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne. General admission guests can start their evening at 9:00.

The Hyatt Regency in Minneapilis recently underwent a $50 Million renovation, making this stunning venue the largest meeting and event space of any hotel in Minneapolis. We are excited to present our annual Minneapolis New Year's Eve party in this elegant and well-staffed venue.

Entertainment

This New Year's Eve in Minneapolis, we will celebrate the glamour and opulence of the original Black & White Ball. Enjoy an evening of sparkling spectacles in a vibrant party atmosphere. Leave the cares of the last year behind you as you immerse yourself in the sheer elegance of a bygone era brought to life.

Guests will enjoy three rooms of music playing disco, dance, funk, top 40, old school, house and soul. Our DJ Lineup for the evening includes Brother Jules, Brownie, Chuck Love, D Mil, Jeff Swiff, King Otto, Mike Mack and Strangelove.

DJ Lineup:
• Brother Jules (Official Prince DJ & NPG Member)
• Brownie
• Chuck Love (Love Network)
• D MIL (SP Style & Drivetime DJ on GO 95.3NOW Radio)
• Jeff Swiff (Resident House Proud DJ)
• King Otto
• Mike Mack
• Strangelove

Performances:
Announcements to follow...


DJ Profiles

Brother Jules

The party of the year returns to Minneapolis this New Year's Eve with NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball, inspired by Truman Capote's masquerade ball in 1966. Held at the prestigious Hyatt Hotel and featuring 8 DJs in three rooms of nonstop disco, dance, funk, top 40, old school, house and soul, the elegant affair will be a not-to-be-missed night of dancing and dazzling spectacles.

Fans definitely won't forget this year's set by Prince's official lifetime DJ, Brother Jules. A Minneapolis local, Brother Jules grew up in Minneapolis in the height of the '80s with his ears glued to 89.9 KMOJ FM. Beginning with DJ sets at Bernadette's in uptown, Brother Jules had his first DJ gig at First Ave by the time he was 15. This led to an invitation to DJ Saturday nights at Glam Slam, a club owned and operated by Prince. The rest was history as Brother Jules and Prince grew closer in their fifteen year relationship that included six world tours and hundreds of afterparties. After Prince's passing in April, Brother Jules toured the country sharing his last project with Prince, The Remix Experience. Throughout the years, his success has led him to work with other stars, too, such as Janet Jackson, Shaq, Oprah Winfrey, and P. Diddy. He also now has a show on the very radio station he was inspired by as a teen, KMOJ Radio in Minneapolis.

As for his New Year's Resolution? Brother Jules hopes to keep his success going and make more money than he made in 2016. You don't become Prince's "official lifetime" DJ without that kind of drive. When asked what one of his favorite Prince moments was, Jules recounted broadcasting a New Year's Eve set with Prince. We expect NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball to be another New Year's Eve worth remembering.

Jeff Swiff

This New Year's Eve, take part in an opulent affair reminiscent of 1966 and Truman Capote's legendary masquerade ball. NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball will be held at the recently renovated Hyatt Hotel in downtown Minnneapolis and will feature three rooms of disco, dance, funk, top 40, old school, and house from some of the Twin Cities' top DJs.

To channel a renowned party, NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball is enlisting the help of DJ Jeff Swiff, dance music authority and local legendary party starter. Jeff Swiff first encountered house music in his early teens, and he says those sounds seemed like they were setting the tone for how the rest of his life would feel. Over 15 years and a massive record collection later, Jeff has shared his own sounds throughout the world in the pursuit of playing music that other people enjoy just as much as he does. Although it's hard to pick just a few, some of the personal highlights in the DJ's career have included his current House Proud Residency and years of playing summertime dance party, Communion. An early favorite was playing music for Red Bull events, but Secret Stereo will always stand out as what Jeff calls hands-down the most vibey party to be played after hours. Now, you can catch Jeff Swiff at Alibi's Lounge on Saturdays or at this month's HotDish at Domo to prepare for what will definitely be the dance party of the year.

A DJ with irresistibly danceable jams and a solid philosophy, Jeff Swiff holds that "these sounds are essential, and these sounds belong to everyone." Get your ticket now to see Jeff Swiff at NYE 2017: The Black & White Ball, the essential experience for ringing in this New Year's Eve.

More to come...

VIP Experience:

Go big this New Year's Eve. VIP guests will enjoy use of a private VIP entrance with heated, expedited check-in, complimentary champagne (if arriving before 9pm), complimentary coat check and access to exclusive VIP lounge areas.

Bottle Service Experience:

New Year's Eve is a special evening, and we understand some guests seek to take their experience to the next level. Enjoy all the benefits of a VIP guest PLUS enjoy dedicated seating for groups of 4-50 guests. Your Bottle Service Server will make sure you never have to wait to enjoy a drink. For bottle service reservations, call or text 612-367-6931 or email vip@nyempls.com.

**VIP and Bottle Service tickets are limited, and will sell out in advance. Purchase early to guarantee entry

Tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase online or in person at these metro locations:
Uptown: Vital Culture (2443 Hennepin Ave) or Infinite Vapor (1400 Lagoon Ave)
Northeast MPLS: Ignite Models (945 Broadway St NE #275) (Cash or Check Only)

25 GA NYE Ticket

GENERAL ADMISSION

Limited $40 Tickets

60 VIP NYE Ticket

VIP ADMISSION

VIP ticket includes early entry, a complimentary glass of champagne when arriving prior to 9pm, complimentary coat check, and access to exclusive VIP areas.

Limited $75 Tickets

100 Bottle Service NYE Ticekt


BOTTLE SERVICE

All perks of VIP + bottle service. Must make bottle service reservation in advance by calling or texting 612-367-6931 or emailing vip@nyempls.com. Available for groups of 4-50 guests.


Due to the New Year's Day football game in Minneapolis, city-wide demand for hotel rooms on 12/31 has skyrocketed and we have entirely sold out of our discounted block of hotel rooms at an unprecedented rate. While limited hotel rooms ARE still available at the Hyatt, the hotel will no longer allow us to offer our original hotel room rate for NYE guests. Subsequently, Play-And-Stay hotel package (see below) prices have increased as well because they include a hotel room. We apologize for this price change in hotel rooms; it was out of our control. Ticket prices to the event itself are not affected by this change.

Hotel (Room Only)

Play It Safe! We have partnered with the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel to offer a safe option to our guests:
Hotel rate of $349 is based upon double occupancy (limited rooms available at this rate-book now!)
Avoid the cold and traffic entirely by staying on-site
Book online here. Please call 1-888-421-1442 with any questions concerning your reservation, referencing the New Year's Eve Minneapolis block.
Complimentary late check-out (2:00pm)

Play-And-Stay Packages (Room + Tickets + Extras)

VIP Hotel Room Package $590 - Includes:


Double occupancy hotel room
Two VIP Tickets
Bottle of champagne in hotel room
Swag bag
Expedited entry to event
All ticketing fees
All state and local hotel taxes

After purchasing, you will receive an email to select either a double room or king bed room


GA Hotel Room Package $515 - Includes:


Double occupancy hotel room
Two GA Tickets
Bottle of champagne in hotel room
Swag bag
Expedited entry to event
All ticketing fees
All state and local hotel taxes

After purchasing, you will receive an email to select either a double room or king bed room


FAQ

THE VENUE

Located in downtown Minneapolis, The Hyatt Regency recently underwent a $50 million renovation. We are excited to present our annual Minneapolis New Year's Eve party in this elegant and well-staffed venue.
HYATT REGENCY MINNEAPOLIS * 1300 Nicollet Mall * Downtown Minneapolis

HEATED GUEST ENTRY

VIP and Bottle Service (8pm doors) and General Admission (9pm doors) will both enter through the lobby of the main Ballroom located down the hall from the Hotel Lobby. VIP guests will enjoy expedited entry through our exclusive VIP Line.

PARKING

There is a parking ramp conveniently connected to the hotel as well as several other public ramps in the area. Valet will also be available. It is important to plan ahead as cabs are in high demand on New Year's Eve and especially difficult to find after midnight. Click HERE for a partial list of nearby parking options.

COAT CHECK

Coat check will be professionally staffed by a company specializing in coat check. It will be complimentary for VIP guests and available for $5 cash (two for $8) to GA guests.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dress to Impress! Arrive in your finest New Year's Eve attire. Black and/or white attire is highly encouraged; gold and silver metallics are welcome too. Ladies, make a statement in sequins or keep it sleek and sexy in a shimmery LBD. Guys, leave the athletic gear at home and dress to impress. No need to freeze from cab to curb, there will be a coat check available. Masks are encouraged but are not required.

IDENTIFICATION

Acceptable forms of ID include: Passport and State issued ID. This is a 21+ event.

VOLUNTEER

Interested in a free ticket? Please email volunteer@nyempls.com for information on how you can volunteer.

CONTACT US

For additional questions not covered above, please feel free to contact us by calling or texting our info line at 612-367-6931 or emailing at info@nyempls.com.


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