Tribute Gala

Saturday, August 27th, 2016
JW Marriott (110 E. 2nd St.)


Registration for the 2016 Tribute Gala is now live! The Tribute Gala is a dinner event celebrating the riders’ journey and their return to Austin. The Gala includes dinner, music, silent and live auctions, and more. Come be inspired by the riders’ journey and help support future Texas 4000 programming.

2016 Tribute tickets will be available in the spring of 2016. Please contact with any questions about this event.

Tribute Sponsorship

We are currently seeking sponsors for the 2016 Tribute Gala. Please contact for more information.

Tribute Gala FAQ

Where do I park for the event?
Guests can valet park for a reduced parking rate of $25. There is also a self-parking option for $15 per car. The garage for self-parking is on the Brazos Street side of the hotel. View a map of parking options here.

I’m coming from out of town and need a place to stay.
Why, the JW Marriott Austin of course! We have a limited room block at the hotel. Tribute attendees are able to book at the $199 group rate by following this link or calling the reservations line at 844-473-3959. For attendees who call, please make sure to mention that you are booking on the Texas 4000 Tribute Gala room block. All reservations should be made before the cutoff date, August 8. 

How do I get tickets for the VIP Reception?
VIP Reception tickets are only available through event sponsorship.

What is the attire?
We suggest cocktail attire. Short or long dresses for women (This year’s theme has a metallic hue if you’re looking for ideas.); sport coats or suits for men – ties are optional, whatever your style & taste! To see what guests have worn in previous years, please scroll down this page to the event photos section and feel free to peruse.

Are there vegetarian options for the dinner?
Yes, vegetarian meals are available upon request. Just let your server know that you’re a vegetarian and they’ll bring you the vegetarian meal.

I can’t make it but I still want to make a donation.
Sorry we will miss you this year. You can donate here and note “2016 Tribute Donation” in the comments section. Thanks in advance for your support!

Event Photos

View Past Years' Tribute Gala Photos

2016 Tribute Committee


Brandi Horne, Event Chair & Sponsorship Co-Chair
Sarah Beauregard
Allyie Carberry
Jessica Dickman, Event Planner, CLINK
Amanda Engler, PR Chair
Tanya Fenderbosch, VIP Chair & Sponsorship Co-Chair
Mercedes Frost, Merchandise Chair
Sarah Marshall
Jenifer Sarver
Bridget Schatte
Ashley Schlosser, Design Chair
Denise Silverman, Event Planner, CLINK
Stephanie Webb, Auction Chair

Thank you for your tireless work in planning the 2016 Tribute Gala!