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!


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.

The fun starts in Nashville's Cannery Ballroom at 9pm, Saturday April 25th. This year we've even got a good old prom theme: Fairytale Dreams, which is going to involve some princessy castles and stuff. Be sure to RSVP on the Facebook Official Event Page so you don't miss out on any details.

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.


The 2015 ticket pre-sale is officially on! You can get tickets at Black 13 Tattoo Parlor in Cummins Station (209 10th Ave. S, Suite 208) or order from the online store! This is your chance to be sure you'll get in to this year's PROMocalypse. We can't wait to see you there!


We've got a lot planned for this year! DJ powerhouses LA FORCE return to fill the dance floor. The PROMocalypse committee is proud to announce Emoni Wilkins as this year's live entertainment! We'll also have a few other surprises (like the PROMocalypse dancers)! Naturally, there will be FREE prom portraits available from our on-site photographer! And did we mention this year's theme? It's Fairytale Dreams so find your Prince Charming or Damsel in Distress now!

Prom Court

YES - We will once again crown the PROMocalypse King and Queen - but we're doing it differently this year. Nominate yourself by posting a photo on Instagram or Twitter by tagging it #promocalypsecourt‬. You can also post a photo on our Facebook Wall and include the tag #promocalypsecourt. Spelling is important! Please upload a clear photo of yourself - prom or zombie attire is not required for the photo submission.

After you've uploaded your photo with the hashtag, make sure to share through the submission page and encourage friends to vote via the voting page on Facebook at VOTING ENDS 4.17.15 and you can vote once a day via Facebook. We will take the top 5 girls and top 5 guys to be this year's Prom Court. Voting for this year's King and Queen will take place at the event on 4.25.15.

Date, Location, Directions

PROMocalypse 2015 is set for Saturday, April 25, 9pm at Cannery Ballroom! Add us on Facebook and Twitter to find out late-breaking details!

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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

Looking for some more inspiration for what to wear to this year's prom? 2014 photos are HERE. Also check out Black 13's Flickr page for photo booth images from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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