The Buckaroo Ball Foundation has announced that this year’s Buckaroo Ball will take place on Friday June 15th at 6:30pm at the Farmers Market Pavilion in the Santa Fe Railyard. This is the Ball’s second year at its new, in-town location. Tickets are $100, with discounts for tables of ten. Tickets are available now
In addition to its signature live auction, the event will mark the return of the Ball’s silent auction, always a hallmark of previous Buckaroo Ball events. Dancing will be to South By Southwest, supported by Don Richmond. Appetizers will be provided by Whole Foods Market Cerrillos Road, with the main menu from the Hotel Santa Fe.
This year’s Presenting Sponsors are Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa, Chalmers Capitol Ford Lincoln, Los Alamos National Bank and Barker Realty. On Saturday, June 16th, the Foundation is hosting a free Buckaroo Barn Dance at the iconic Water Tower in the Railyard at 6pm. Headlining the Barn Dance is the Paula Nelson Band, a firm Santa Fe favorite playing their only Santa Fe date this year. Paula’s father Willie Nelson played the first ever Buckaroo Ball!
The Buckaroo Ball has raised $7 million for organizations supporting children at risk in Santa Fe County since its inception 17 years ago. In 2011 the Foundation granted $112,000 to 13 Santa Fe organizations.
“Taking the Buckaroo Ball downtown to the Railyard in 2011 was a great success,” said Foundation chair Carol Thompson. “Our guests really enjoyed the ambiance, the music and the opportunity to greet old friends. This year, we want to raise even more funds for local children at risk and create an even more enjoyable night.”