49er Ball

Riot Act, Inc. Hosts The 49er Ball

Riot Act, Inc.is back hosting The 49er Ball as a live event and celebrating our 20th Anniversary.  This Jackson tradition will take place Sat. Nov. 12 at the newly remodeled Virginian Lodge Ballroom at 7:00pm

The year of 1849: Where the golden streets in the Land of Dreams were spotted out West. Hundreds of thousands of society’s eccentrics and outcastes clamored for their stakes, creating a colorful world of stories, characters, sin, and parties.

The ‘49er Ball is back! A Jackson Hole staple since 1896, live out the past in costume, find an excuse to dance like it’s 1849, and gamble away the suspenders off your back. Theatre company Riot Act, Inc. hosts the 2022 ‘49er ball Saturday, November 12 at The newly remodeled Virginian Lodge Ballroom. This year’s theme is Act Like A Local.  Activities include a live band (Jason Fritts and Friends), silent auction, gambling for donations, a cash bar, all the vitals you can eat, tarot readings, costume contest, Dragon Roasting, Trivia, late night DJ, and more!

And, of course, vote for your favorite 49er Ball Royalty.  This year’s contestants include – Johanna “Inky Fingers” Love, Brett “Cupcake” McPeak, “Foxy Farrah” Aurora, Ron “The Elf-Like Carnivore” Stiffler, and Bobbi “The Bronc Bustin’ Outlaw” Stiffler.  Votes are $2 each and you can vote as many times as you want.  The winners will be announced at the event.   Vote Here

Tickets are $50 by October 31, $75 by November 11, or $100 at the door.  Your ticket includes live entertainment, buffet dinner, and 1 drink ticket.  Want to join us for the DJ only?   Something Else DJ playing dance tunes from 10p-12p, ticket price is $20.  49er Ball Tickets  

The Silent Auction is available online. More items being added daily. Check back often to bid on your favorites. Bid Here

Want to get a room and not drive home after the event?  Get special event discounted room rate.  Call the front desk 307-733-2792 and reference Riot Act/49’er Ball special rate.  Must book by Oct 31.

We are very grateful to our sponsors – Four Seasons JH, Teigler and Associates, Bank of Jackson Hole, Trefonas Law, Wyoming Title & Escrow

For more information, contact info@riotactinc.org.  Hope to see you there!

Meet our Royalty Contestants: