Blue Jean Ball is MANNA’s annual “party for a purpose”, with all proceeds benefitting MANNA’s daily work to provide food to thousands of families across Western North Carolina that are struggling to make ends meet. With every dollar raised, MANNA can provide the food for 3.5 meals. General admission tickets are all-inclusive: all the small plates you can eat from 20+ favorite local restaurants, an open bar with great selections of beer and wine, entertainment, and shuttle service to and from the event from the designated parking area at the WNC Nature Center. Tickets will sell out, so don’t wait! Gather Ye’ Mates for A Rollicking Night On the Banks o’ the Swanny! Mates 21 and Older Only! This soiree is only for swashbucklers salty enough to handle their grog (legally). IDs will be checked at the door for anyone appearing a bit too wet behind the ears. (Translation: We will check IDs for all attendees in compliance with ABC regulations.)Shake Ye’ Booty on the Dance Floor! This year, we have a special treat: Singer Michelle Amato — who has toured and recorded with numerous artists, including Quincy Jones, Jon Secada, Liza Minnelli, Al Green, Sandi Patty, Jon Hendricks, Donna Summer, Michael McDonald, and more — will front an all-star lineup of musicians for a band formed just for this event! Raise the Jolly Roger and Set Sail for Port MANNA!