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!


The 2014 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!


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 26th. 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. CLICK HERE for a printable 10% off coupon from Performance Studios!

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've got a lot planned for this year! DJ powerhouses LA FORCE will be on deck to fill the dance floor. This year, we're trying something new: a live band, Rubiks Groove, to keep the party going! We'll also have breakdancing by the ALKEMY crew, and a few other surprises! We will once again crown the PROMocalypse King and Queen of 2014. Remember to add us on Facebook for timely updates on prom court and more. Naturally, there will be FREE prom portraits available from our on-site photographer, Hannah Elaine!


If you're tired of eating brains, you're in luck; this year we're catered by Calypso Cafe!!! Make sure to show up on time (9 PM), we don't know how long it will last as the hordes of zombies descend! Of course, Cannery Ballroom has a full-service bar to counteract any prom awkwardness or unwillingness to dance. If you want to drink, be 21+ and plan ahead for a safe ride home! (We suggest our friends at UBER - see below for promo code!)

Date, Location, Directions

PROMOCALYPSE 2014 will be held Saturday, April 26th at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, next door to Mercy Lounge and just a block from Black 13 Tattoo Parlor.

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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.

Don't drink and drive... this year UBER is hooking zombies and humans up with a PROMocalypse exclusive promo code! New UBER users save 20 percent with promo code "PROMOCALYPSE." Already using the UBER app? Use code "PROMOCALYPSE10" and get 10% off!

PROMocalypse Photos

Follow this link for LAST year's prom photos! Thanks for making PROMocalypse IV a success, and we hope to see you this year!

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 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to make sure you don't miss any exciting details! Also remember to RSVP at the official event page on Facebook.

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

Brought to you by Black 13 Tattoo Parlor  @black13tattoo