8th annual Governor’s Ball to kick off New Year’s Eve

Multnomah County

It will be a night filled with music, dancing, and New Year’s Eve fun!

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As of Tuesday evening, a few tickets were still available for Portland’s New Year’s Eve Governor’s Ball, featuring KOIN 6’s very own Ken Boddie as the emcee.

The 8th-annual New Year’s Eve black-tie celebration will be a night filled with music, dancing and fun at the Sentinel Hotel in Southwest Portland.

A few of the artists performing this year include Partick Lamb and the Hit Factory, the Dan Reed Network and even American Idol finalist Lovey James. Jake’s is also catering a 3-course dinner.

Patrick Lamb, the producer of the New Year’s Eve Governor’s Ball 2019-2020 ahead of the annual event, Dec. 31, 2019. (KOIN)

“All you have to do is put on a great suit, a gown or dress. Just come to the party and celebrate with class,” said Lamb, who also produces the Governor’s Ball. “And have fun! There’s going to be dancing. Every year it’s totally packed.”

A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Children’s Cancer Association’s My Music Rx program that brings bedside music to kids in hospitals. The program aims to fill the sometimes bleak hospital rooms with music, friendship and a break from reality to help kids like Kira, who is battling leukemia.

“I literally saw Kira’s eyes just light up. It was one of the first times in a couple days that I really saw Kira’s joy — that soul back in her,” said her mom, Sara Bailey.

The teen is just months away from finishing treatments and starting a new chapter in her life.

“I love talking about the future,” she said. “I get to go into high school done with chemo.”

The New Year’s Eve Governor’s Ball — which is 21 and over only — begins at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP ticket and dinner starts at 7 p.m. General admissions doors open at 10 p.m.

Tickets are available online.

Decorations at the New Year’s Eve Governor’s Ball, Dec. 31, 2019. (KOIN)

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