Asheville Mardi Gras Style Party 2009 – The Funkadelic Masquerade, 5/9/09 Asheville Prom!

The 2009 Asheville Prom – The Funkadelic Masquerade – will be the most fun you can have for a good cause. Wear a mask of any kind, or buy one at the door. Bring your “anything goes” attitude for a Mardi-Gras style party. We’ll provide the music and the beads. Awards go to the best handmade masks and costumes. NOTE: This is NOT a High School Prom (far from it!). This is an exciting, fun Adult Party & Benefit.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will rock the Orange Peel, along with discs spun by The Merry Spinster Something. When the Booty Band hits the stage, everybody dances! These seven guys from Asheville mix triumphant horns, laid-back grooves, and heavy backbeats to encompass many styles of music that can only be described as Bounce Music. The swarms of swaying bodies at their shows testify to their thick thump and boundless energy. The Booty Band cuts to the core of what great live music is all about: having fun and feeling good. Their energy is contagious and instantly transforms mild mannered adults into booty-shaking barbarians. They’re quickly becoming the hottest new band this side of, and even in, the Mississippi. They are The Booty Band, and they are guaranteed to elevate your funk to a new level.
What is Asheville Prom???
Asheville Prom is a benefit for Project Access. Proceeds of the Asheville Prom will go entirely to The Buncombe County Medical Society Foundation Project Access. Project Access is an innovative physician volunteer initiative providing access to comprehensive medical care for low-income uninsured Buncombe County residents. Through Project Access physicians and community partners donate their services to patients without receiving reimbursement or compensation. Project Access is not health insurance, it is however a way to help our community members stabilize their health so that health insurance is more attainable. Project Access physicians donate services from routine annual physicals to open heart surgery.
Learn more at: or Call Project Access at 828.274.6989

The Asheville Prom is a dance party put on by a group of friends, for the pleasure of our funkiest fellows. The Prom Committee strives to throw a great party, keep the ticket price low, and have some money left over for charity.

The Party in Asheville North Carolina is on Saturday, May 9, 2009 from 8pm to midnight. Your $25 ticket gets you onto the dance floor of Asheville’s greatest party. There will be a cash bar, prom snacks, and four hours of funky hip-shaking, booty-bouncing music. A silent auction will benefit Project Access. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Orange Peel Box office, either in person, or on line at at Please purchase your ticket early, as we expect the Prom to sell out.
Are you going to LEAF festival? We realize that our very hip prom patrons may be grooving all weekend. But really, how much sunshine can you take before you need to slip into an alter ego and slink into the night? The Prom is guaranteed to step your night up a notch, so we hope you’ll keep us on your busy schedule.
What Should You Wear???
In keeping with the Masquerade theme, we suggest any costume that includes a mask, feathers, or is just plain outrageous. Of course, psychadelia and Mardi Gras style masks will rule the night. However, Halloween masks, superheroes, surgical masks, bandits, facepaint, bedsheets, and beanie caps are welcome. Whatever you wear, make sure it’s danceable, because we guarantee you will be moving all night long. And remember, while this is a charity event, the Prom is not meant to break your pocketbook.
Past Asheville Prom Events:
The Solid Gold Polyester Pantsuit Party was 2008’s hottest dance party! Royal Groove rocked the Orange Peel and had the crowd shaking to the best dance tunes of that swinging decade – the Seventies. The crowd was a crazy conflagration of sequins, satin, miniskirts and gold chains. We were graced by celebrities Captain and Tenille, Tina Turner, two Elvises, more pimps than Times Square, and the cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. A surprise appearance by the band Kiss reminded us to “Rock and Roll all night and party every day.”
The Asheville Prom started in 2007, with “A Big Hair Affair”. We Wanged and Chunged to the best of Eighties music. Madonna and Don Johnson were our celebrity guests.

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