Emerald Ball 2016



    There are multiple ways to enjoy this unforgettable evening. Take in all the event has to offer by purchasing the full Emerald Ball Experience or simply come to enjoy the concert.

    Concert-Only Tickets

    $35 - End Zone Bleacher Seating
    $45 - Standard Bleacher Seating
    $55 - Chair Back Seating
    $70 - Premium Concert Experience

    What is the Premium Concert Experience?
    Make this an unforgettable night by upgrading your concert experience to include:

    • Chair back seating
    • Free refreshments at the Bank of Cherokee County Hospitality Porch
    • Invitation to the After Party Ball presented by One Degree Lawn Care & Landscaping featuring live music, dancing and cash bar (immediately following the concert)


    Discount available for current NSU students. Learn more.


    The use of audio or video recorders is strictly prohibited.

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    The Emerald Ball Experience

    The complete Emerald Ball Experience featuring a full night of entertainment includes:

    • Patrons Reception presented by Northeastern Health System
    • Floor seating for dinner banquet, auction & emerald giveaway
    • Wynonna & The Big Noise in concert
    • More live music, dancing and cash bar at the After Party Ball presented by One Degree Lawn Care & Landscaping

    Price:  $175

    Call 918-458-2143 to purchase your seats.

    A portion of your Emerald Experience ticket price supports student scholarships.


    Emerald Ball is Northeastern State University's premier gala benefiting student scholarships. Over 90% of NSU's students attend on some form of financial assistance including grants, student loans or scholarships. 100% of proceeds from the evening go to NSU Foundation scholarship endowments.

    Click here for information about how your organization can support Emerald Ball and its mission.

    Unable to attend or sponsor, but want to support student scholarships? Click here to donate.


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    Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. RollingStone.com’s Stephen L. Betts raved, “…Wynonna & The Big Noise brings a raw, unvarnished approach to the album’s dozen tracks, which run the gamut from gutsy blues to sweet, Seventies-inspired country-pop. While the LP is a natural for the wide-open Americana format, Wynonna’s legions of country fans will feel right at home…” Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. The album features special guests Derek Trucks, Jason Isbell, Susan Tedeschi and Timothy B Schmit. NPR’s Ann Powers noted that “With her tight band behind her after touring together for several years, she just sounds like she’s home…You can just feel the grin on her face.”

    More about Wynonna & the Big Noise



    Emerald Ball Patrons are encouraged to join the reception beginning at 6 p.m. Doors to the arena floor will open at 6:45 p.m. Dinner and program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. 

    Doors for concert only attendees will open at approximately 8:30 p.m. with the show beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m.

    Emerald Ball attendees can take advantage of complimentary valet parking at the southeast entrance of the NSU Event Center at the corner of North Grand Avenue and North Street.

    Concert only attendee parking will be available at the University Center and Library parking lots.

    What to wear
    Emerald Ball is a formal affair, and "green" tie and formal cocktail attire are encouraged.

    While Emerald Ball attendees will be in formal wear on the arena floor, concert only attendees are not expected to wear black tie.

    During the concert, concessions, including soft drinks, will be available for purchase.

    Support Student Scholarships
    Are you unable to attend or sponsor, but wish to support student scholarships? Click here to donate.

    The use of audio or video recorders is strictly prohibited.

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