Blue Jean Ball

Save the Date Thursday, September 12, 2024

Save the Date!

Please join us at the

2024 Blue Jean Ball

Thursday, September 12, 2024   /   5 - 8 PM

Whippoorwill Hill, 1780 E Rayletown Rd, Bloomington, IN 47401

United Way is excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Blue Jean Ball on Thursday, September 12th, from 5-8 pm! This fun-filled benefit concert raises money and brings people together for a memorable evening in a historic barn nestled in the rolling countryside, along with live country music, BBQ, ice cream, and a silent auction. No need to get fancy - come as you are and plan to have a great time

We received so many positive comments from attendees last year that we’re bringing back all the favorites!

  • Cody Ikerd & the Sidewinders will be on stage with their energetic country music,
  • Great White Smoke BBQ and Bruster’s Ice Cream will be serving up deliciousness, and
  • Bid on great items in the silent auction!

When you grab your ticket, let us know if you'd prefer pulled pork, pulled chicken, or a black bean burger. Great White Smoke will also be providing yummy sides and all the fixins!

Silent Auction & Cash Bar opens at 5 pm
Dinner at 5:30 pm
Cody Ikerd & the Sidewinders in concert from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Silent Auction closes at 7:45 pm

*** Advance sales only - No tickets sold at the door.***


Listen to Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders

Cody Ikerd photo


In south central Indiana, nearly half of all families struggle to make ends meet, despite their hard work. Living paycheck to paycheck while hovering at or below the poverty line is a harsh reality for many families.

We’re rallying the community to help people make ends meet today and build greater financial stability for the future -- whether it is financial empowerment opportunities, access to food and shelter, or rent and utility assistance.


Blue Jean Ball Photo Banner

Thanks To

Cody Ikerd

Great White Smoke

Bruster's Ice Cream

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BRRH-LogoDuke EnergyGerman American


Ivy Tech logo


ONB logo


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Bedford Federal Saving Bank
Comprehensive Financial Consultants
IU Health South Central Region

Big thanks to these regional businesses for donating items to the 2023 silent auction.

If your business is interested in supporting the auction this year, please drop us a line at

Angel & Co Candles
Azzip Pizza
Baked! of Bloomington
Big Splash Adventure
Bloomington Bagel Company
Bloom and Brush Designs
Bloomington Salt Cave
Bruster's Ice Cream
Buskirk Chumley Theater
C3 Bar
Cedar Creek Winery
Chef Lee in Your Home
Chocolate Moose
Cincinnati Reds Tickets
Civilian Brewing
Conner Prairie
Constellation Stage & Screen
Crumble Coffee & Bakery
Crumbl Cookies
CVS Health
Da Vinci Pizza & Pasta
Easley Winery
Endeavor Hospitality Group
Farmhouse Charm & Boutique
Friendly Beasts Cider
German American Bank
Goods for Cooks
Grant Street Inn
Haley Sinn Prints
Harriman Farms & Greenhouse
Hoosier Heights Bloomington
Hoosier Honey
Hoilday World Splashin' Safari
Huse Culinary
Indianapolis Indians
Indianapolis Zoo
Indy Fuel
IU Athletics
Jiffy Treet, Inc
Jit's Thai Bistro
Kirkwood Candle Bar
Lola & Company
Mad 4 My Dog
Magic Morning Bakery
Old National Bank
Oliver Winery
Pizza X
Starlite Drive-In
Soyme Gifts
The Caffeinated Cook
The Olive Leaf
The Tivoli Theatre
Upland Brewery
Urban Vines
Unraveled Quilt Store
Vibe Yoga Studio
Visit Bloomington
Williams Mercantile
Wilstem Wildlife Park
WOW Food Group

Interested in donating to our event? Contact us at


All proceeds benefit United Way of South Central Indiana to help people in our region move from poverty to possibility.