Join the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota’s greatest supporters – our beloved epilepsy community of people living with and impacted by epilepsy – for our annual in-person gala on May 13, 2022. With your help, we can empower those living with epilepsy and continue to support them in their epilepsy journey.  Guests will enjoy a stand-up reception-style event with heavy hors d’oeuvres with emcee Mike Marcotte. Enjoy a silent auction, games, a live program, and Fund-a-Need, followed by live music from The Cactus Blossoms.

To join us virtually, click on “Buy Tickets” and select “Virtual Event Ticket.”

Event Details

Date & Time

Friday, May 13, 2022
Doors Open 6:30 PM


105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN 55401


Mike Marcotte
MinnesotaLive Producer
Living with epilepsy


Cocktail Attire


Valet Parking Available ($8/car)

Parking Ramps within walking distance

All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of the event. Our policies are subject to change based on local governmental mandates and recommendations of the CDC and local health departments.

Event Timeline

VIP Reception
Doors Open

Reception with heavy hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction, games, and music.

Live Program

The Silent Auction closes at 8:00 PM and the live program begins.


Raffle winner is selected.

Live Entertainment with The Cactus Blossoms
Auction Pickup and Late Night Drinks & Dessert

The Cactus Blossoms broke out nationally in 2016 with their JD McPherson-produced debut, You’re Dreaming. Dates with Kacey Musgraves, Jenny Lewis, and Lucius followed, as did raves from the New York Times and NPR, who praised “the brothers’ extraordinary singing.” The band was further catapulted into the spotlight in 2018, when David Lynch tapped them to perform in the return of Twin Peaks, and continued to build on their success with their 2019 sophomore LP, Easy Way, which led Rolling Stone to laud the duo’s “rock-solid, freak of genetics harmonies.”

Thank you to our sponsors!




Event Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Sexton at

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the gala, please contact Alaina Leisten at

Be our Guest

Purchase your tickets to An Evening for Epilepsy today and join us in person at Aria.

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