SAN ANTONIO – American Idol superstar and San Antonio native Ada Vox will headline the San Antonio AIDS Foundation’s “WEBB Party: Stayin’ Alive” – an official Fiesta San Antonio® 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 glamorous Disco Era of the 1970s with a 21st century twist. Think Studio 54 on steroids! In addition to honoring one of disco’s musical anthems, the “Stayin’ Alive” theme spotlights medical and societal progress that have made it possible for HIV-positive people to live longer, healthier lives. It also emphasizes SAAF’s three decades of service and its continued mission of preventing the spread of HIV and providing comprehensive services to those affected by HIV/AIDS.
General admission tickets are $75 presale ($65 for students and military) and $175 VIP. Purchase tickets at SanAntonioAIDS.org. Cut-off for all pre-sale tickets will be 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 18. If the event doesn’t sell out before then, general admission tickets will be available at the door for $90 each, as long as they last, and VIP tickets will be $175 at the door, as long as they last.
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.
In addition to Ada Vox’s performance, party entertainment will include high-energy DJ dance music, the ever-popular RLE Showgirls, a lineup of local singing talent, go-go dancers (male and female), disco dance demonstrations and lessons, and strolling Studio 54 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, breathtaking decorations – 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.
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 Bonham Exchange will host the annual after-party and provide a free shuttle service between the theater and the club. WEBB Party patrons get in free with their wristbands.
ABOUT SAAF’S WEBB PARTY
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.
ABOUT THE SAN ANTONIO AIDS FOUNDATION
Founded in 1986, the San Antonio AIDS Foundation commemorates 32 years of service in 2018. It is the oldest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization in Bexar County. Its mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and provide comprehensive services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Its vision is a community free of HIV. SAAF’s offices and services are located at 818 E. Grayson St. For more information, visit www.SanAntonioAIDS.org or call Ken Slavin, vice president of communications, at 225-4715, ext. 141.