For far too long, social events have unfairly excluded Zombiekind. If you are one of the reanimated dead, or are in a relationship with one, there is no reason to hide in the dark any longer! If you are a living human who is sympathetic to the cause of Reanimated Rights, or have ever been Zombie-curious, you are also welcome to join this historic event. For one night, let's put our differences aside, dance, and have fun!

Get your PROMocalypse 2014 photos now at Black 13's flickr page! Thanks so much for making our fifth annual prom a great success -- we had a blast and hope to see you back next year!


It's a prom! Dancing, DJs, balloons, streamers, the works. The only difference is that you don't have to sneak out to the parking lot to drink (as long as you're 21 & up). Oh, and the zombies. Cities across the world have hosted Zombie Walks, Zombie Crawls, and Zombie Proms. It's your chance to get creative with makeup and costume to become a zombie for one night, and join the horde of the walking dead to terrorize the living.

Do I have to be a zombie to come?

No! Living humans are welcome. If you are a zombie dating a human, or a human dating a zombie, or a human looking for a zombie to complete (and/or eat) you, come and dance the night away! (18+ to party, 21+ to drink, of course.)

How should I look?

Come dressed for prom: Suits or tuxes for guys, dresses or gowns for ladies. Whether you are a human or a zombie, prom attire is MANDATORY -- you will not be allowed in if you're not dressed appropriately (even if you already have a ticket). YES, WE'RE SERIOUS. The dress code is in place so we can have fun and enjoy the theme. You can be a regular, delicious human or a totally rotten zombie hellbent on brains -- or anything in between, as long as you're dressed for prom. There are several sites (like explaining how to make and apply your own zombie makeup, or you can get help from our friends at Performance Studios at 523 W. Thompson Lane.

Note for the living: Keep in mind you might have a dance partner who has a little 'gore' on him or her. We're not responsible for your dry-cleaning bills.


We try to plan more fun every year: music, dancing, drinks and entertainment. We want every year to be more fun than the last! Stay tuned for PROMocalypse 2015!

Date, Location, Directions

PROMOCALYPSE 2014 was held Saturday, April 26th at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. Add us on Facebook and Twitter to find out about PROMocalypse 2015 when details become available!

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Parking in the Mercy Lounge / Cannery lots is typically $3-$5. There are also limited parallel parking spots along Palmer Place and Lea Ave. if you're on a budget.

PROMocalypse Photos

2014 photos are HERE. Special thanks to Hannah Elaine for this year's photos.

Looking for some more inspiration for what to wear to this year's prom? Check out Black 13's Flickr page for photo booth images from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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Special thanks to our 2014 sponsors: Performance Studios, Nashville Scene, Cognito Hair Design, UBER, Nashville Armory, Spitfire Event Marketing, photographer Hannah Elaine, and our caterer Calypso Cafe!

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