44th Annual Cattle Baron's Ball

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, especially the parties. Since its inaugural year in 1974, The Cattle Baron’s Ball has been raising money for the American Cancer Society. This SWEET event has raised over 68 million dollars and continues to be the largest single-night fundraiser in the country! The Cattle Baron’s Ball has been in shows like “Dallas” and has hosted some of the greatest country music artists of all time. Gilley’s Dallas opened their doors in 2003, and since then has hosted the renowned Cattle Baron’s Ball every year.

This year’s theme was “Shooting for the Stars” and boy, did it live up to its name! Tents, music and the entire Gilley’s venue lit up the night.

Three rooms and a tent were dedicated strictly to food and drinks. The smell of barbecue filled the hallways and rooms and country music was playing all around. Our HotPoppin® Gourmet popcorn bar was set up in the dessert room where we shared space with an ice cream cart and saddle seats for mingling.

Live auctions with prizes such as poker games with past and present Dallas Cowboys, autographed photos, vacation packages and meet-and-greets with Brooks and Dunn raised over $100,000 this year.


Each year, Cattle Barons Ball brings in some of the hottest country legends. This year we got treated to not one, not two, but three great performers. Pat Green performed in the VIP stage and then everyone moved to the main stage to see Brooks and Dunn perform. I am not too familiar with country music, but they were amazing performers who knew how to liven up a crowd! The energy in the main stage tent was electrifying. Everyone was singing and dancing the night away.


This event was so, so amazing and I can’t thank The Cattle Baron Ball team enough for bringing us back for another year of fun!

Make life sweeter,

- Yasmeen

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