Welcome To Bonza Bash Halloween 2011!

Unbelievable – it’s less than two months until Halloween, and we’ve been hard at work putting together what we believe will be our most amazing and outrageous Bonza Bash yet!

Come join hosts Dave McLauchlan and Brenton Webster as we deliver  Seattle’s most amazing Halloween experience, bar none, in unmistakable Bonza Bash style. Enter a world of Halloween, Bonza-style, surrounded by the most spectacular collection of costumes in the Pacific Northwest accompanied by all the black-tie masquerade sorcery a ball of Venetian splendour could muster. The Bonza Bash Halloween 2011 Masquerade Costume Ball is the definition of stylish & seductive decadence, in one of the most amazing venues on the US West Coast.

Masquerade Costume Ball

The Bonza Bash is Seattle’s only Masquerade Costume Ball. You’re welcome to dress in Classic Masquerade (black tie + Venetian-style mask) or Delicious Costume,
whichever takes your fancy! This is a Bonza Bash, so as with all our events, jeans,
sneakers etc… are not allowed. The dress code will be strictly enforced – so yes, you can be more imaginative with your costume than “sneakers-wearing jeans guy”.

Costume Contest

Last year we gave away a trip for two to Australia, including airfares and accommodation. In fact, our lucky winners are enjoying their trip “down under” right now! We’ll be launching the prize package for this year’s event in just a couple of weeks – but you can be sure it’ll be as outrageous and amazing as ever.

More details on the costume contest…


We are super excited to have one of Portland’s hottest DJs, DJ Gigahurtz for this year’s event!

DJ Gigahurtz will be playing music & video mixes this Halloween at the Bonza Bash. He is known amongst aficionados the world over for gigs like:

  • Featured DJ for P. Diddy’s “All White Party”
  • DJ for artists such as “The Far East Movement”, “Colby O’Donis”, “Jay Sean” and more…
  • Featured in the nation’s top nightclubs in Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas
  • Played private celebrity events at the Palms Casino Resort
  • DJ for top tier corporate events with Nike, Mercedes Benz, LA Fitness, Mountain Dew, Microsoft and many more!

DJ Gigahurtz will be bringing you all the 80s, 90s, dance, hip-hop, electronic, R&B, and today’s top 40 hits he can muster! After the costume competition drawing at midnight, we’ll be turning up the heat as Gigahurtz takes command of the evening and gets the party REALLY into high gear!

Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to expanded open up a 2nd room at EMP – we’re thrilled to announce C89.5s own DJ Lifeguard will be on the turntables. DJ Lifeguard is one of the Northwest’s most well known and respected house and electro DJ’s, boasting three weekly radio shows on acclaimed radio station KNHC (C89.5FM), which was recently nominated for the prestigious title of Best Dance Music Station in America at the Miami Winter Music Conference.

DJ Lifeguard has held residencies and played regularly at almost every top Seattle nightclub, and has performed shows with internationally known artists, some of which include Morgan Page, Lady Gaga, Crystal MethodKim Sozzi, DJ Dan, Donald Glaude, Hatiras, Edward Maya, Mike Balance, Jes, Space Cowboy, Michelle Williams, Edara, Cozi Costi, Sophia May, Daniella, Hyper CrushBlake Lewis, and Sarah Mcleod, to name just a few.

Volunteers Needed

Want to attend the party but money is a little tight right now? Want to help support a good cause and have fun while you’re at it? We are looking for several volunteers to be people greeters, ushers, check-in agents and more.  Sign up for a 2-3 hour shift and attend the party for free! Email [email protected] and let us know if you’re interested.


Looking for deals on hotels, town cars, tuxes, costumes etc…? Check out our Deals page.

The Bonza Bash

So how do you celebrate a Bonza Bash? Like this:

  1. Bring yourselves and your friends – we will be supplying a dazzling venue, a phenomenal DJ, Seattle’s richest costume competition, and a couple of BIG surprises along the way.
  2. Dress in Classic Masquerade or Delicious Costume – the choice is yours. Choose wisely and you could be in the running for some really cool prizes.
  3. Buy Your Tickets Early – the Bonza Bash now has an invite list of well over 9000 people, our parties draw big crowds, and we’re expecting this year’s Halloween event to the BIGGEST yet!
  4. Tell your friends – your friends are our friends. Feel free to add them to invitation over on Shindigg.com. Make sure they know how to celebrate a Bonza Bash.

Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets are on sale NOW at Shindigg.com for $40 and are selling quickly. Last year we were SOLD OUT and had a waiting list of 250+ people. Some lucky people got tickets on Craigslist, most who missed out – truly missed out. We know those folks aren’t making the same mistake twice, we’ve fielded more requests for tickets BEFORE we launched than ever before. As always, once we’re at capacity, we’re at capacity. Get your tickets early, and avoid disappointment.

Buy tickets now.

Bonza Gold VIP + Introducing the “Founders Lounge”, our Ultra VIP Offering

Because some of us enjoy the finer things in life, we’re pleased to announce our Bonza Gold VIP package. Bonza Gold VIP tickets are strictly limited to preserve the exclusivity of the experience.

For the first time ever, we’re delighted to present the Bonza Bash “Founders Lounge” – our all-inclusive, fully-hosted offering. Personally hosted by Bonza Bash Founders, Dave & Brenton, this exclusive lounge is accessed by private security elevator only, and is located three stories directly above the dance floor. With plush lounge seating, eagle-eye views of the action below and a dedicated bar with private waitstaff, this exclusive enclave is reserved for our founders and their guests, including celebrities and an extremely limited number of discerning guests. Get your tickets while you still can…

Read more about Bonza Gold VIP Tickets…

Upgrading Your Tickets

Got your Standard tickets and want to move up to VIP or Founders Lounge? Or perhaps you’ve already treated yourself to VIP and want to take the next step and really up-level the experience to the Founders Lounge. Either way, upgrading your tickets is easy:

  1. Visit the Shindigg event page
  2. Click on “Manage My Tickets”. Log in with your Shindigg account you used to buy tickets
  3. Click on “Upgrade All Tickets” or you can choose upgrade a specific ticket
  4. Complete the purchase process, you’ll receive a email confirmation and your tickets will be automatically upgraded!

It’s super simple and will literally take you less than 2 minutes. If you get stuck, we’re always available to help: [email protected].

LivingSocial Guests

Were you one of the lucky folks who got a killer deal via LivingSocial for our early bird special? If so, you must redeem your LivingSocial voucher for a ticket.

Directions and Parking

The EMP Museum is located at 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle WA, 98109

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Driving directions from I-5 North or South: 

Take exit #167 and follow the directional signs to Seattle Center (right on Fairview Avenue, left on Valley Street, Valley turns into Broad Street, right on Fifth Avenue).


There are ample parking lots and street parking surrounding EMP. The largest in close proximity to EMP is the Seattle Center Lot 2 located at Fifth Avenue & Warren Street.

Looking for a Pre-Party? Check out the Halloween Bloody Brunch

Some friends of ours over at the fabulous Urban Enoteca are throwing a Halloween Brunch. You’ve already got the costume, why not get some more use out of it?

At the Halloween Bloody Brunch, you’ll be treated to the following:

  • Red Velvet Pancakes
  • ‘Candy Corn’ French Toast
  • ‘Bloody’ Benedict
  • Roasted Pumpkin Omelet
  • Maple Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash
  • Candied Bacon and Eggs
  • Seasonal Salads, Scones and Breads, served with jams and butters
  • Treats from Dianne’s Delights
  • …And of course Bloody Marys!

There are 3 seatings available on both Saturday and Sunday. Hit the brunch before coming to the Bonza Bash in the evening!

There will be prizes for the best costume, and tunes by DJ AJ Sorbello and Josh Quest.

If you’re looking to get the party started Saturday, or perhaps a bit of recovery on Sunday :), this is the perfect option. Check out the Bloody Brunch Facebook event page, and grab your tickets for Saturday or Sunday online.