Events

American Idol superstar and San Antonio native Ada Vox will headline this year’s WEBB Party on April 19 at the Aztec Theatre!

WEBB Party: Stayin’ Alive

American Idol superstar Ada Vox will headline the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s signature Fiesta San Antonio® fundraising event on Friday, April 19, 7-11 p.m. at the historic Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary’s Street.

“WEBB Party: Stayin’ Alive” will celebrate the legendary Disco era of the 1970s, transforming the theater into the hottest dance club since Studio 54. The theme also emphasizes SAAF’s commitment to life by preventing the spread of HIV and providing comprehensive services to those affected by HIV/AIDS.

General admission tickets are $75 ($65 for students and military) and VIP tickets are $175.  Cut-off for all pre-sale tickets will be 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 18.  Unsold general admission tickets will be available at the door for $90, as long as they last.  Unsold VIP tickets will be $175 at the door, as long as they last.

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Ages 18 and up may attend the WEBB Party.  A valid photo I.D. is required to purchase tickets and to gain entry the night of the event – no exceptions.

Other featured entertainment at “WEBB Party: Stayin’ Alive” will include high-energy dance music, the RLE Showgirls, and a lineup of local singing talent, as well as Disco Era celebrity lookalikes such as Andy Warhol and Liza Minnelli.

The party also features full-service open bars for all guests (alcoholic beverages for 21 and over only), cuisine tastings by some of San Antonio’s top restaurants and chefs, colorful costumes – and Fiesta’s most diverse, fun-loving crowd. In addition, the annual “Papa Bear Legacy Award” will be presented in honor of SAAF’s late founder, Robert “Papa Bear” Edwards.

“It’s going to be another unforgettable extravaganza that will raise money for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s programs and services and also raise awareness of the fact that HIV/AIDS remains a serious public health problem in our community,” said SAAF CEO Cynthia Nelson.  “Each year, funds raised at the party help us educate the public, prevent the spread of HIV and care for those affected by HIV/AIDS.”

Tri-Chairs for “WEBB Party: Stayin’ Alive” are Linda Skops, Roland Benavides and Rey Lopez.

Media sponsor is iHeart Media. Official WEBB medal sponsor is Ray Chavez of Alamo Medals.

The WEBB Party started in the early 1990s when a group of friends decided to throw a spectacular party and make it a fundraiser for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation.  Local legend has it that one of the organizers owned an inspirational calendar that included the Ethiopian proverb, “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.”  The planners were so moved by the saying that they decided to call the party “Web.”  But somehow, the word was misspelled on the first invitation – and never corrected. The rest, as they say, is history. (And WEBB is now a bonafide Fiesta icon!)

WEBB became an official Fiesta® event in 2004. It is now the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s most visible and important fundraising event of the year, attracting more than 1,000 guests and raising more than $100,000 for the organization.  It helps to fund such programs and services as free HIV testing, prevention education in public schools, outpatient clinical care, mental health counseling, transitional housing and a 365-day-per-year hot meals program servicing Bexar County and 11 surrounding counties – and reaching approximately 30,000 people a year.

All net proceeds of the WEBB Party support the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s core services and programs: free HIV and other STD testing, case management, HIV prevention education in public schools, the Nourishing SAAF Hot Meals Program for HIV-positive adults, and the Carson House transitional living facility.

April 19, 2019
The Aztec Theatre

Each year we welcome the help of hundreds of volunteers and sponsors.

Call 210-225-4715 or email development@sanantonioaids.org for information.

Past Events

Desert Migration: Documentary Film Screening

The San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) hosted the first Texas community screening of “Desert Migration,” an award-winning documentary about the unique challenges faced by long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, June 23, at the Santikos Bijou Cinema Bistro at Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road. Proceeds benefited SAAF and the local screening is timed to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the first official AIDS diagnoses in the United States. “Desert Migration” focuses on a group of gay men, all long-term HIV survivors, who sought refuge in Southern California’s Palm Springs. The film explores the physical, medical and emotional side effects of living with HIV – as well as the stigma that still exists in American society 35 years after AIDS was officially recognized as an epidemic in the United States and around the world.

First in Hope, First in Service: 30th Year of Service, Luncheon and Auction

From first-class silent and live auctions to the deeply moving keynote address by acclaimed AIDS and human rights activist Cleve Jones, “First in Hope, First in Service” reflected on the substantial impact SAAF has had on the health and welfare of the San Antonio community over the past three decades – and it was a chance to share our plans for the future as we work toward our ultimate goal of creating a city free of HIV. We were deeply honored that Mr. Jones agreed to be our keynote speaker. His work to fight HIV and AIDS, to end stigma and to demand the equal rights of LGBT people across our country is legendary. We are proud that he will be a part of our 30th anniversary and that he will share his experiences and insights with us as we continue our own fight against HIV and AIDS here in San Antonio.