The 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball: Under the Sea

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Piper's Opera House

12 N B St

Virginia City, NV 89440

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This exclusive event sells out every year! Due to fire code limits, only 360 tickets are available! Don't miss out. Get yours now.


Join High Desert Steam in historic Virginia City for our 6th Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball. Dance the night away in Piper's Opera House to the Velveteen Band and the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Relish the air conditioned comfort, back at Piper's just for you. Enjoy free desserts and a cash bar with drink specials chosen just for you.


During the day, join us at noon for our annual parade. Visit our vendors next to Piper's to find that perfect finishing touch for your outfit. Walk the Virginia City boardwalk and enjoy the Comstock ambiance. You may even be able to catch a train ride!


While we are sad to announce that Asha will not bring back their Medicine Show this year, we are happy to announce that their departure has allowed us to arrange a Saturday early evening treat for you! We have arranged some entertainment and a buffet dinner, so don't miss our brand new Dinner Theatre! Seating is limited, and Piper's will be air conditioned for your comfort. We are offering a few VIP seats for people who want to give High Desert Steam a little extra support and get the best seats. Except for the VIP tickets, this special dinner is also being offered at our cost. We are arranging for both omnivoire and vegetarian food. We know that eating in Virginia City can be a challenge. We just want to turn it from frustrating to a fun pre-party!


Don't forget to pick up meal tickets to make sure you can catch a bite to eat. We have arranged to have food specials Friday and Saturday so you don't have to scramble. Friday dinner will include a special performance by the Nathaniel Johnstone Band. Come and meet Nathaniel, Tempest, and Dogwood up close and personal! Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch will be at the Canvas Cafe at 420 B Street,Virginia City, NV 89440. These meal tickets are being offered to you at our cost.


All meal tickets much be purchased by September 15th so that we can give the caterer an accurate head count. He gave us an extension, so you've got a few more days.


All tickets, including food tickets, can be picked up at Will Call at Piper's Opera House. For Friday night, just show up at the Canvas Cafe.


This year we will be joined again by the Aether Brigade. Foxx Fotography will bring back printed on site, commerative pictures. It will be a night to remember!


For more information, check our website at www.highdesertsteam.com and join our Facebook event.


Brief Breakdown of what tickets are and what you get for each ticket:


Regular Bird Ball Ticket: $59 (On-line sales end on September 15. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $75. Please buy your tickets now!) There are also child (12 and under) ball tickets available for $25. This ticket gets you a wristband that:


- Admits you to the Ball. There will be no secondary, free venue this year,
- Two Steampunk Headliners for your listening and dancing enjoyment! The Velveteen Band will lead off, and The Nathaniel Johnstone Band will close,
- A Grand March, back by popular demand,
- Costume Contest,
- One Photo Booth Ticket that includes one printed picture to take with you,
- Air conditioning in Piper's,
- Dessert Buffet (Limited quantities as we are paying full price for this year, not the ingredients only price that we had for the first five years. Please, do not skip dinner!),
- Cash Bar in the back corner of the Ballroom with drink specials, and
- A few surprises.


Friday Murder Mystery Add on to Dinner: $10. This ticket is your buy-in to helping solve a most shocking murder. The Aether Brigade will be on the scene to help or hinder your investigation! Learn secrets about the crew while hunting for clues. Who did it? By the end of the night, everyone will know. Purchase your dinner ticket and this ticket as a pair for a rolicking good time. Only open to people who have also purchased dinner tickets.


The other tickets are all meal tickets. All meal tickets except for the VIP ticket are at our cost. We just wanted someone to be ready to deal with our patrons and get a good deal. The Canvas Café has agreed to provide our patrons with discounted meal prices with the purchase of meal tickets. In order that the meals will be provided, the tickets are:



- Friday Dinner (includes a performance by
Nathaniel Johnstone): $20,
- Saturday Breakfast: $12.50,
- Saturday Lunch: $12.50,
- Saturday Dinner Theatre (Dinner + Entertainment): $29, and
- VIP Saturday Dinner Theatre (Dinner + Entertainment + Donation): $59.

On top of these ticket fees, Eventbrite adds their fees. If you are looking at their website on your phone, the fees are already added in.


Schedule (times subject to variation. Parade, Dinner Theater, and Ball times are firm):


Friday, September 16, 2016
- 6 pm to 10 pm: Dinner with Acoustic Set by the Nathaniel Johnstone Band at Canvas Cafe


Saturday, September 17, 2016
- 7 am to 11 am: Breakfast at Canvas Cafe,
- 11 am: lineup for Parade,
- Noon to 1 pm: Parade,
- 1 pm to 8 pm: Vending next to Piper’s Opera House with some vendors staying open late,
- Post parade to 3 pm: Lunch at Canvas Cafe,
- 5 pm to 7 pm: Dinner Theatre in Piper's Opera House,
- 7 pm to 8 pm: Changeover from dinner to Ball,
- 8 pm to Midnight: Sixth Annual Victorian Steampunk Ball, and
- Midnight to 1 am: Load out and clean up of Piper's Opera House.



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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?


Your must have an ID that matches the name used to purchase tickets in order to pick up your wristbands at Will Call. There is no age limit to enter the event. You need a photo ID and to be at least 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages.




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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Please email ball@highdesertsteam.com



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Piper's Opera House

12 N B St

Virginia City, NV 89440

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