Masquerage returns once again to the Historic Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Equitas Health’s, formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio, has earned a reputation for Masquerage, as being an over-the-top, all-out bash. The masked ball was dubbed Dayton’s Party of Parties by Ron Rollins of the Dayton Daily News several years ago and this themed event has continued to grow.
Masquerage is led by the Equitas Health Dayton Associate Board with Brenden Wynn as its 2017 Chair. Started in 2002 by Square One Salon owners Brent Johnson, Doug Henderson and Josh Stucky at Therapy Cafe, the party has grown and moved across town, to such unusual venues like The Merc, The Foundry and its latest home at the Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
Guests are invited to explore “Lost Worlds” at 2017 Masquerage. This year’s theme allows attendees to explore times or places, real or fiction, that showcases a world beyond the present. Think Atlantis, Mount Olympus, Medieval times, roaring 20’s, or Game of Thrones. You’re sure to see a few Ariels, Aphrodites, and Mother of Dragons. Masqueragers are encouraged to go all out and wear a costume that embodies their vision of Lost Worlds. But the one thing that is required of all party guests is a mask — whether you choose an elaborate Venetian mask, a party mask, or a face painted mask.
What makes Masquerage more than just a dance party is the entertainment. Over the years there have been escape artists, contortionists, dance crews, fire dancers,
knife throwers, and more.
This year, the featured guest performer is Alexis Michelle, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 contestant, presented by Square One Salon. Red Ribbon Lounge ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet the original “subway fish” herself.
The over-the-top entertainment doesn’t stop there. Dayton’s own, The Rubi Girls, will return to give their always outrageous performance. You’ll also enjoy sultry Aerial performances by Femme Fatale Fitness. DJ Dayna will be rockin’ the Roundhouse til 1am with her own music mixes.
General admission tickets are $65, get your tickets now because prices go up to $75 at the door. You will be greeted with a signature welcome cocktail created by MostMetro’s own Brian Petro, enjoy delicious food provided by SageCraft Catering, night-long entertainment, and non-stop dancing.
If you prefer to attend Masquerage as a VIP, splurge for the Red Ribbon Lounge tickets, which include your own private entrance, all of your drinks, decadent assortment of appetizers and desserts, entry into the 2nd floor lounge with a voyeuristic view from above, exclusive entertainment, meet and greet with Alexis Michelle, and the always coveted swag bag for $150. Red Ribbon Lounge tickets cost $175 at the door, so don’t delay.
Want MORE to do? Joining the Masquerage lineup this year is The Mural Machine who will be LIVE painting the event – simply amazing to watch their vision come to life! You can also go home with fabulous silent auction prizes if you have the winning bid OR take home a diamond and 14k gold necklace from James Free Jewelers simply for the price of a raffle ticket.
Masquerage Tickets and Raffle Tickets can be purchased online at Masquerage.org. The party starts at 8 PM and runs til 1AM. See you at the Roundhouse on October 21!