MANNA Blue Jean Ball 2019: FOODSTOCK MANNA Blue Jean Ball 2019: FOODSTOCK

Summon your inner flower child and join us for an evening of far-out food, groovy music, and righteous libations at the 2019 Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 7–11 pm, at MANNA FoodBank.

Put on your tie-dye tee, bell-bottoms and Birkenstocks and get ready to share the love—and delicious food—with friends and neighbors at this fun, outdoor "festival" along the Swannanoa River.

Power to the people who party for a purpose!

All event proceeds benefit MANNA’s daily work to provide food to thousands of families across Western North Carolina who are struggling to make ends meet. Every dollar raised can provide food for 3.5 meals!

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Good Vibes, Good Times, Good Friends

This annual, sell-out event features:

  • Variety of small plates from favorite area restaurants and top chefs, who create theme-inspired menus
  • Open bar with great selections of beer and wine
  • Live music by The Zuzu Welsh Band to keep you groovin’
  • Costume contest for the hippiest guests
  • Performances and activities to make it funky

View photos from last year’s Blue Jean Ball on Facebook.



General Admission Tickets are $95 and include unlimited food and drinks, entertainment, a designated parking area at WNC Nature Center and shuttle service to/from the event.

Table for 10 Tickets are $1,100 and include a reserved table for 10 attendees, in addition to the benefits of General Admission Tickets.

This event will sell out. Purchase your tickets early, so you don’t miss the party!

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Blue Jean Ball guests must be at least 21 years of age. We will check IDs for all attendees, in compliance with ABC regulations.


Schedule of Events

7 PM: Culinary Tasting Tent opens
7:50 PM: Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance performance
8 PM: The Zuzu Welsh Band takes the stage
10 PM: Costume Contest and Table for Three Raffle winners announced

We’ll also have a variety of performances and activities throughout the evening.


Parking / Shuttle Service

General admission parking is at the WNC Nature Center at 72 Gashes Creek Road, just around the corner from MANNA. Shuttle buses will run continuously from this location to/from MANNA’s campus throughout the event, starting at 6:30 PM.

If you or your guest(s) need disability parking or have other special accessibility needs, please contact Libby Barker at 828-299-3663, ext. 1238 or email no later than Wednesday, June 5, to make arrangements.

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Culinary Sponsors

The following Culinary Sponsors are generously donating their creative, delicious food and tasty, refreshing beverages for the 2019 Blue Jean Ball.

  • Biltmore/Bistro
  • Biscuit Head
  • The Cantina at Historic Biltmore
  • Chestnut
  • Corner Kitchen
  • Daphne at Twisted Laurel
  • Foothills Honest Meats
  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
  • Ingles Chef's Kitchen
  • ISIS Music Hall
  • The Lobster Trap
  • Mountain City Coffee Roasters
  • Posana
  • Red Stag Grill
  • Rezaz
  • Rosetta's Kitchen
  • Takosushi
  • Ultimate Ice Cream
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Desserts Provided By

  • a La Cupcakes!
  • French Broad Chocolate
  • Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
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Annual Sponsors

Support from our Annual Sponsors helps ensure we are able to maximize the impact and proceeds of our fundraising events throughout the year.


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  • Ingles
  • Preserve Communities
  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
  • Anurja Interactive
  • Asheville Radio Group
  • The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Duke Energy
  • Highland Brewing
  • Lamar Advertising Company
  • Mast General Store

Event Sponsors

Contributions from Blue Jean Ball Event Sponsors help offset significant event expenses and allow us to add many special touches to the overall guest experience.


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  • Empire Distributors
  • The Grainger Foundation
  • Mosaix
  • Beach Hensley Homes
  • Inform
  • Jus' Running
  • Louise and Patrick O'Connor
  • Pepsi
  • Smart Products
  • Wicked Weed Brewing
  • Alsco
  • Biltmore
  • Classic Event Rental
  • RHA Health Services
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