We listened to your feedback and made some changes. This year’s Live Out Loud is going to be unlike any other. So if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, here are some of the reasons why you should join us November 6.

9. THE PEOPLE

the people

Meet and mingle with some of Des Moines most generous philanthropist, movers and shakers, and community leaders. It’ll be the who’s who of the area’s do-gooders.

8. CHAMPAGNE

champagne

Drinking before noon? Yes, please!

7. BRUNCH BUFFET

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We have an awesome caterer this year, and no one would be mad if you spent the first half hour lingering at the food tables. Baratta’s delicious brunch buffet will surely have something for everyone.

6. SILENT AUCTION

silent auction

We have items from some of the areas most generous businesses. From high-end boutiques and shops to skin care and spa services, and wine…. lot’s of wine! Come bid on these magnificent live auction items.

5. THE ART

the art

Renowned Iowa artist, Tilly Woodward’s original portraits of The Project clients will give you a glimpse of some of the first Iowans diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

4. LOCAL TALENT

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just some of the entertainers from the past events

We can’t say enough about the amazing and generous entertainers that donated their time and talent throughout the years. We know you’ll enjoy this year’s line-up, which includes Jupiter P. Belle, Muffy Rosenberg, and the Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus. And have we mentioned that Brian Smith, aka “Stinky/Stinketta”, will serve as the emcee? Iconic.

3. DIXIE LONGATE

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If you’re familiar with her one-woman show¬†“Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” you’ll know that Dixie Longate is a riot! This “Southern belle”¬†from the wrong side of town will make LOL with her own brand of comedy – the perfect companion to your champagne brunch.

2. THE COMMUNITY

the community

One of the most amazing things about this event is that it has always been about the community. When it first started as the All Iowa AIDS Benefit, it was the community coming together to help raise funds for people living with HIV/AIDS. While the format has changed throughout the years, the spirit in which the event was first founded still remains – the community.

1. IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE

good cause

Not only will you have an amazing time at Live Out Loud, you’ll also feel good knowing that the money you helped us raise will benefit people living with HIV/AIDS in Central Iowa. Helping a good cause has never been this delicious, entertaining, fun…. need I say more?

So, what are you waiting for? Join us on November 6, 2016 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Forte Banquet & Conference Center for Live Out Loud. You can even buy your tickets through the widget below!

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LIVE OUT LOUD 2016 | SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 11 AM | FORTE