Gilley's Dallas
Thursday, October 20, 2022 6:00–9:00 PM

Event Details

WHEN: October 20, 2022 · 6 PM–9 PM · WHERE: Gilley's Dallas WHY: Benefiting homeless children & families

The Blue Bird Bash is an annual fall fundraising event for Vogel Alcove.
Supporters come together for an evening of dining, cocktails, music, fun, and games for a great cause—helping homeless children in Dallas.

Mom and baby

Your Ticket Purchase Helps Change Lives

Your ticket purchase allows for 200 homeless children spend each day in a safe, nurturing environment, receiving the support they need during a challenging time in their lives. Funds raised during the Blue Bird Bash help sustain Vogel Alcove’s comprehensive programming, including the early childhood education, school-age, healthcare, family support, and behavioral / developmental programs.  These wrap-around services give families back what homelessness has taken from them and lets kids just be kids.

Enjoy an open bar and a variety of savory dining & beverage options including:

Nosh Station

Hill Country Smoked Sausage · Cured Meats · Olives
Roasted Red Peppers, Spicy Mixed Peppers · Marinated Mushrooms
Grain Mustard · Crostini · Artisan Bread

East Texas BBQ Station

Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket · Yeast Roll · Mustard Potato Salad
Deli Pickles · Peppers · Sweet Red Onion

Small Plate Chicken and Mac Station

Chili Rubbed Smoked Chicken
Jalapeno Mac n’ Cheese

Street Style Corn Station

Fresh Roasted Corn · Traditional Mexican Spices
Crema Mexicana · Queso Fresco · Valentina Salsa

Texas Shrimp & Grits Station

Sautéed Gulf Shrimp · Green Chili Grits · Corn Muffin

Dessert Station

Open Bar

Vogel Alcove Specialty Cocktail

Put on your boots and get ready to 2-step to the music of the classic & swing country band Midnight Rodeo!

Whiskey Tasting – $50

Join our whiskey expert for this exclusive tasting and sample some of the finest whiskeys in the west.

Guests can participate in any of the featured entertainment activities below by purchasing Blue Bird Bash Activity Tickets. Tickets will be sold at the event for $25, 5 for $100.

Tickets give guests access to: 

The Western Card Shark

card sharkThis character’s always got something up his sleeve! Complete with his own black jack table this dude will thrill party guests with amazing sleight of hand tricks and his Texas humor.

The Roving Western Magician

Seeing is still not believing– this strolling magician performs up-close magic that stumps even the most observant
of guests.

Mechanical Bull

midnight rodeo logo

Make your rodeo dreams a reality and compete with a wild ride on the mechanical bull. How long can you stay in the saddle?

Live Entertainment

 Enjoy Gilley’s Dallas’ trendy speakeasy and saloon venues as Texas Swing/ country band Midnight Rodeo performs live on stage.

Blue Bird Bash Prize Raffle

Purchase tickets to participate in our prize raffle. Choose from an array of gifts given by Vogel Alcove supporters. Winners drawn and announced at the end of the evening.

Gilley's outdoor front view

Where: Gilley’s Dallas


1135 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215

Parking: Self-Parking 

6:00- 9:00 PM

Enjoy cocktails, food stations, fun activities and interaction with other Vogel Alcove supporters. All proceeds from the Blue Bird Bash benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education center that is working to Rewire Brains, Repair Hearts and Restore Families for children and families impacted by homelessness.

6:00 pm –

  • Doors open
  • Food stations and open bar.
    Raffle, games, and activities

7:00 pm –

  • Live Music – Midnight Rodeo 

8:30 pm –

  • Raffle closes

9:00 pm –

  • Blue Bird Bash 2022 concludes

Individual General Admission: $150

Couples Admission: $250

Your admission includes access to the event, all-you-can-eat food options hosted by Gilley’s Dallas. 
The evening will feature a signature cocktail and an open bar. Participate in games and activities throughout the night.

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The attire is business casual, wear jeans and anything blue!

Joyce Morison and

2022 Sponsors

Vogel Blue

Chris Spafford
& Annelise Pederson

Royal Blue Sponsor

Navy Blue Sponsor

& Larry Hirsch

Sky Blue

& Bill Barnett

& David Cho