Young Affiliates of the Mint to host fifth annual charity gala

Fall Ball 2017: Under the Big Top

The Young Affiliates of the Mint (the “YAMs”) are proud to present the Fifth Annual Fall Ball : “Under the Big Top.” The event will take place on Friday, November 10th from 8 p.m. to midnight on the lawn of Mint Museum Randolph under a giant tent and will feature entertainment from Charlotte-area performing artists. This year’s Fall Ball will serve as a fundraiser in support of the YAMs’ contribution to the Mint’s Annual Fund to provide museum tours for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Students.

In support of the YAMs’ mission of promoting and celebrating the arts, the charitable event will feature aerial artists, fire dancers, and other visual performances. Live music will be provided by Hot Sauce Party Band, a five-piece band who has played with accomplished musicians from nearly every decade including James Taylor and The Moody Blues.

“This year, for the first time ever, we’re excited to host Fall Ball at Mint Museum Randolph,” said Satie Munn, chair of the annual event. “It’s a beautiful location and will allow us to highlight our talented performative and visual artist community here in Charlotte.”

Tickets start at $100 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine; liquor is also available for purchase. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit

Special thanks to the 2017 Fall Ball title sponsor, Search Solution Group; gold sponsors, Scoop Charlotte, Marand Builder, East Coast Entertainment, and Eat Work Play; as well as Birdsong Brewing, Sycamore Brewing, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Concierge by FoodBuy, Berkshire Dilworth, Moving Mountains Photography, Blueprint Financial, Sodexho, Nectar Floral Designs, Canteen Vending, and Party Reflections for their contributions to this annual event.

About the Young Affiliates of the Mint

Established in 1990, the YAMs are a diverse group of young professionals promoting and supporting The Mint Museum through cultural, social, leadership, and fundraising activities and events. All YAM event proceeds directly benefit Charlotte-Mecklenburg students by offsetting the cost of Mint Museum tours throughout the school year.