Everything You Need to Know About Hair O’ the Dog 2017 in Philly
The 23rd Annual Hair O’ the Dog takes place Saturday January 7th at The Fillmore (29 E. Allen St.). Voted Best in Event in Philly, Hair O’ the Dog keeps getting better every year. This year’s will be the biggest and best-to-date. If you’re not hip to the event or simply looking for the inside scoop, Wooder Ice has you covered. We broke down Hair O’ the Dog to answer all questions, from it’s origins all the way to the party packages and everything in-between. Here’ everything you need to know about Hair O’ the Dog 2017 in Philly.
The History-How Did It Start?
If Hair O’ the Dog was a person it would be legally able to drink. That’s right many in the area may have heard about it over the years but believe it or not it start way back in 1995. Founders Daniel Cronin and Robert Molinaro of Chorus Communications hosted the very first Hair O’ the Dog at the Tiki Club in King of Prussia. What began as a 100 person soiree to raise money for local charities quickly ballooned to Philly’s top event and one of the hottest black tie events in the country. Since its inception Hair O’ the Dog has attracted both local and world-wide celebrities.
It Has Been Voted Best Event in Philly
Think about allllll the events that take place in the city of brotherly love. Out of all of the hottest tickets in town, none have been more lauded than Hair O’ the Dog. Voted Best Event in Philly by the Philadelphia Nightlife Awards (the people that know a good party when they see one), this event progressively gets bigger and better every year. What started off in a Tiki Club is now being held at LiveNation’s Fillmore. Tell me that ain’t doing it up?
It’s All for Charity-This Event Has a Heart of Gold
When Hair O’ the Dog first kicked-off 23 years ago, the organizers main goal was to raise money for local charities. Hair O’ the Dog attracts the region’s biggest movers and shakers to party under one roof and give back to the community. In case you were wondering how much of an impact Hair O’ the Dog has, it has raised money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters, The Garden of Reflection (PA’s official 9-11 memorial), The National Constitution Center, Habitat for Humanity, Project H.O.M.E., Friends of Memorial Hall Fund, the Sunshine Foundation, The Great Guy Group, The Bethesda Project, Friends Are By Your Side and The Claddagh Fund. This year’s event will benefit Bianca’s Kids, which helps grant the wishes of sick and disadvantaged children.
The Entertainment is Second to None
Okay we’re talking the Godfather of Crunk Lil Jon, EDM legend Dillon Francis, VASSY, Rozes along with Mr. Hollywood with Irry Live, Dj Freezie & Clef and Canberra! This is a line-up that is music fest worthy. Can you picture yourself letting loose on the dance floor throughout these sets? I know I can. Rumor also has it that Lil’ Jon ordered over a dozen bottles of champagne for his set. So we expect a wet and wild time!
Since it opened its doors, The Fillmore shot to the top of everyone’s list of “must check out” venues. Everyone wanted to clammer inside and take a glimpse into what has become Philly’s premiere concert venue. The Fillmore has already played host to legendary performers, now it will play host to Philly’s most legendary party.
A host for such an over the top event should be funny, charismatic, fun, bubbly and a social butterfly. Bex & Mike Adam of 96.5 AMP Radio have it all in spades. As a self-branded fashionista, Bex will also be paying compliments to all of the snazziest dressers, so make sure you come dressed to the nines. Mike will bring his humor and high energy into the mix, for the ultimate one-two punch!
A party like this has to have some food offerings, right? Well, if you know the entertainment is over the top, the venue is over the top, then you know the food will be…. you guessed it, over the the top. None other than Michelin Star chef Wolfgang Puck will be catering the event. Expect gourmet butlered Hors D’Oeuvres and a buffet that you’ll want to pull up a chair to.
What to Wear
Dubbed “The Adult Prom,” Hair O’ the Dog is a black tie event. This means gentleman get dapper and ladies it’s time to slay. If you stayed in for New Years, this is the perfect event to break out the perfect dress. For the fellas get your tailor on the phone asap because this is a fashion forward event as much as it is a party.
What’s a party without liquor right? Hair O’ the Dog is offering a wide range of packages to get your drink on, including 2 hour top shelf open bars all the way up to 5 hour top shelf open bar packages! That’s pretty much all damn night. Bottle service is also available for those looking to take it to the next level.
What’s it Gonna’ Cost to Attend?
No matter your budget, big or small, Hair O’ the Dog has a package for you. From folks just looking to experience what it’s like to attend all the way up to those looking to ball the fuck out. Here is a break down of packages below! (Click on the Packages to Purchase!)
$90 PARTY Pooch