GFOA Social Events

Meet and Mingle Welcome Reception - America’s Center Convention Complex

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Help GFOA kick off the start to our 112th Annual Conference by joining us for a welcome reception! Enjoy beverages and appetizers in the convention center as you mingle with friends and colleagues and make some new acquaintances along the way. The exhibit hall will be open during this time, so take advantage of this opportunity to stroll the hall.

This informal reception will finish early enough to allow maximum flexibility for dinner plans or an evening to explore St. Louis. See you there!

Complimentary to all registered attendees and guests 


Night at the Peabody - Peabody Opera House

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (tentatively)

1400 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 

Ticketed event, which includes live entertainment, beverages, and dessert 

Join us in the beautifully restored Peabody Opera House for a night not to be missed! 

We are very excited to welcome the talented Huey Lewis and The News for an exclusive concert for GFOA conference attendees and guests in a one-of-a-kind venue! Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America’s great Rock & Roll bands. As they enter their 38th year together selling over 20 million albums in the process, their music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever. These Grammy Award winners have written and performed such classic Top Ten Hits as “Heart of Rock & Roll,” “Stuck With You,” “If This Is It,” “Hip To Be Square,” “Do You Believe In Love,” and “Workin’ For A Livin.” The group also wrote and performed “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time” for the hit film Back To The Future

What better way to top off your conference stay than with great friends and entertainment—buy your tickets today! 

You must have a conference badge to purchase a ticket to this event. Ticket price includes entertainment, beverages, and dessert. Courtesy roundtrip shuttle service will be provided for GFOA attendees to the Peabody Opera House beginning at 7:00 pm.