[Update as of Oct-19-2020] While this will be the 8th year of this event, it will be the first ever to be hosted virtually and will take place over Zoom. The theme remains the same as in previous years – white winter, woodland, formal gothic gala.
What to expect: DJ’s Derek (Portland) and Owen (San Francisco) spinning the best in Gothic/Synthpop music in a virtual dance floor. Extensive lineup of live performances featuring the best in aerial, acrobatic, and bellydance. Multiple interactive rooms featuring a lounge, salon, and more!
Dress code will still be enforced. Upon entry into the event’s virtual foyer, you will be greeted by a door host who will then provide a link to enter the actual virtual event.
While the event is normally 21+, the virtual event will be 18+. While we understand children are at home, we ask that all family members below 18 stay out of view from the camera.
Ticket will go on sale in November here on the website. Prices will be listed at that time. For those that already purchased tickets to the 2020 Vampire’s Masquerade Ball (which has been rescheduled to 2021), you will receive a complimentary ticket to the Vespertine Winter Ball – emails will go out in November with instruction on how to redeem your free ticket.
To stay up-to-date on announcement, please follow the event’s Facebook Page.
What is the Vespertine Winter Ball? It is a Gothic white winter formal/costume/woodland-creature ball that is elegant, sophisticated, and intimate, featuring the best in Gothic/Synth-Pop music and captivating visual performances.
Once the Covid-19 crisis eventually passes, the event will once again be hosted in-person at the Portland Art Museum, next year in 2021.
No street clothes, no exception. White/silver/blue attire encouraged, however, for those that still want to wear their blackest black, that is perfectly acceptable as well. In the past, the style of dress by attendees has ranged from formal to elegant Gothic to woodland creature costumes. We encourage guests to look through the albums on the Vespertine Facebook Page for inspiration and photos from prior years.
Performer Information will be released in Fall 2020!