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How to Attend

Experience an LGBTQ dinner gala like no other. Black Tie Dinner offers a number of ways to become involved and to attend the dinner. As a Sponsor or Table Captain, you can bring together a group of your closest friends or business associates to enjoy an absolutely unforgettable evening of education, empowerment and entertainment!

Black Tie Dinner offers an easy-to-use online process for both Table Captains and Sponsors. We provide tools to secure your table, organize guests, make payments, request payments from guests and track progress through the entire registration process.

You also have the option of purchasing an individual ticket and Black Tie Dinner will place you at a table. 

Weekend Schedule

Below is the weekend schedule for the 2019 Black Tie Dinner. 

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Lone Star Ballroom Preconvene

B4Black Auction Preview Party

(All guests are welcome to attend)

Early bidder registration for Sponsors, Table Captains and their guests. Early viewing, bidding and purchase of Silent and Premiere Auction.


Complimentary valet begins

Sponsors with complimentary hotel suites may use the Sheraton Hotel valet prior to 3:00PM. State that you are a Black Tie Dinner guest to assure complimentary valet. Complimentary valet ends 3:00AM Sunday.


Room check-in begins


San Antonio Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Registration & Champagne Welcome

5:00PM - 6:00PM

Houston Ballroom

Sponsor Reception
Underwritten by Kay Wilkinson & Caliber Home Loans

(Ruby Sponsors and above, by invitation only)


Lone Star Ballroom Preconvene

Pre-Dinner Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

(All guests are welcome to attend)

Pre-dinner entertainment, featured cocktails and drinks. All complimentary bars close at 6:30PM; cash bars open at 7:00PM


Lone Star Ballroom doors open

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Lone Star Ballroom

The 2019 Black Tie Dinner, Presented by BBVA

Dinner, Award Presentations, Live Luxury Auction, and Featured Speakers

10:00PM - 12:00AM

Lone Star Ballroom Preconvene

Silent Auction check-out

10:00PM - 1:00AM

Houston Ballroom

After Black Party
Underwritten by Morgan W. Cox III

(All guests are welcome to attend) Musical entertainment and dancing

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Skybridge Office

Silent Auction Pickup

Hotel and Travel

Sheraton Hotel

This year's dinner will be held in the Lone Star Ballroom of the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Downtown Dallas. The Sheraton is ideally located in the heart of the Arts and Financial district.

Sheraton Hotel Dallas
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Toll Free: 1-866-716-8134

Black Tie Dinner Attendees Only

Sheraton Dallas has announced a discounted nightly rate of $117 (plus taxes) for 2019 Black Tie Dinner attendees. This special rate is available until October 10th and can be booked online here.