The Texas State Society is committed to designing and producing the most successful and highly attended Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. For the past forty years, the Texas State Society’s Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball has been synonymous with top tier bands, celebrity guests, and entertainment straight from the Lone Star State.

Black Tie and Boots Performer Announcement

Black Tie and Boots Performers

Jason Eady and Courtney Patton
Bonnie Bishop
The Frontmen: Richie McDonald of Lonestar, Tim Rushlow formerly of Little Texas and Larry Stewart of Restless Heart
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
Gary P. Nunn
Kevin Fowler
Kenny Maines
Cody Canada and the Departed

Crawford Pirate Band
Kilgore College Rangerettes
Lake Highland High School Wranglers
Nancy Gonzales, Miss Texas USA 2017
The Nationals Racing Presidents
Austin Wayne Self
SMU Mustang Mavericks
Texas Dance Educators Association
Texas State University Strutters
Lil’ Wranglers

Previous Texas State Society VIP Guests

The Texas State Society attracts high-profile guests from across the country, including politicians, entertainers, athletes, corporate CEO’s and homegrown Texas talent. Some of our notable guests throughout the years have included:

  • President George W. Bush
  • President Barack Obama
  • Governor Rick Perry
  • Marcia Ball
  • Bonnie Bishop
  • Clint Black
  • Ambassador Nancy Brinker
  • Mark Chesnutt
  • Roger Clemens
  • Ben Crenshaw
  • Radney Foster
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Kinky Freidman
  • The Gatlin Brothers
  • Jack Ingram
  • Zona Jones
  • The Josh Abbott Band
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Drayton McClane
  • Jim Nantz
  • Willie Nelson
  • Chuck Norris
  • Troy Aikman
  • Eric Paslay
  • James Patterson
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Boone Pickens
  • Charlie Pride
  • Mary Lou Retton
  • Roger Staubach
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Chuck Watson
  • The Wil Gravatt Band