MetroBall 16

Primary Fundraising Source for GDMAF.

MetroBall 2023. 16th Anniversary.
June 2, 2023

The Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF), presenting organization of MetroBall 16, officially announce the selection of 80’s Super Star DEBBIE GIBSON to headline the 16th annual MetroBall fundraiser on June 2, 2023, at the Station 4 (S4) nightclub. Following on the release of her album The Body Remembers, Debbie Gibson kicks off her “The Body Remembers Encore” U.S. tour on May 25th in Niagara Falls, NY. Her performance in Dallas at MetroBall 16 is the second show of the tour and will be her exclusive performance in Texas.

Joining the lineup is 90’s “Dance Artist of the Decade” (Billboard Magazine) KRISTINE W and Dallas favorite JADA PINKETT FOX will emcee for this special event. “MetroBall is the biggest fundraiser for GDMAF, so we are excited to bring this level of talent to our event and hope they will attract an even wider audience. Our goal is to put on an event that everyone can enjoy.” said Barry Robertson, Board President of GDMAF. “Our first MetroBall, 16 years ago, was held at TMC and had less than 75 attendees. It is exciting to see it grow to an event that sees upwards of 700 people in attendance. AIDS may not get the attention it used to, but it still affects too many people.” said David Hearn, Founder of GDMAF.

Station 4 (S4) is located at 3911 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, Texas 75219. Some details for the event are still being worked out, but the event will include plenty for everyone to do in addition to the show, including a large silent auction. Over the past 25+ years GDMAF has raised more than $1 MILLION, providing desperately needed assistance for more than 3,500 people with HIV and AIDS across the DFW Metroplex. Pre-sale tickets are available now online for $40; Tickets will also be available at the door for $50. A limited number of VIP packages, with Diamond Access Meet & Greet included, are available. All details can be found at Warwick Melrose Hotel, a proud sponsor of MetroBall 16, is offering an exclusive rate of $195/night (plus taxes & fees) valid for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. You must book using the special link on the GDMAF website ( before May 1, 2023 or until the block fills, whichever comes first.

Official MetroBall Sponsors (as of 2/22/23): Caven Enterprises, Dallas Voice, Doug Boster Catering, Omni Hotel, Warwick Hotel, Toyota of Irving, The UPS Store – Cedar Springs, Dallas Pride, Avita Pharmacy, Sisley Cosmetics, Gilead, Terry Bax Accountant, MMS, Sarahs Secret Condoms to Go, Dark Hour Haunted House, Dr Niroomand – Uptown Dermatology, John Deluna Design-copy-strategy, Fashion Optical, Veritex Bank, Steven M Pounders, MD, Dan Morrow, AHF, Gilead Science.

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Sponsorship and Auction Information

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MetroBall Guests Accommodations

GDMAF has partnered with Warwick Melrose Hotel to offer a special nightly rate for MetroBall guests. The Warwick Melrose Hotel is conveniently located in the Oak Lawn neighborhood, just steps from our event venue, the S4 Nightclub.

Use this link for MetroBall Special rate of 195.00 a night until May 1, 2023.


Discover our luxury historic hotel in Uptown Dallas Oak Lawn

Nearly a century of Texas tradition radiates throughout the Warwick Melrose – Dallas hotel, a landmark of luxury in the upscale Uptown Oak Lawn neighbourhood and one of the most famous hotels in Dallas. Our historic boutique hotel near Turtle Creek continues to live a rich and fascinating life steeped in local culture and heritage. Built in 1924 and designed by American architect C.D. Hill in the classic Sullivanesque style, the hotel is perfectly located for business and leisure activities including the State Fair of Texas, Highland Park Village, museums and a myriad of dining options within close proximity to Southern Methodist University. From the vintage opulence of The Library piano bar to memories created in the Grand Ballroom, the impeccable Warwick service calls to mind an era when travel truly meant something special.


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