Hyatt Newport Beach
Indigo Ball: April 23, 2022

Event Details 

6:00 PM Check In + Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM Seating

7:10 PM Entertainment + Dinner Begins

7:30 PM Main Course

9:00 PM Silent Auction Closes

9:45 PM Event Ends & After Party

Our Indigo Ball 2022 Waitlist is Open!

Due to the high demand and enthusiasm from our community we are happy to announce that our INDIGO BALL 2022 WAITLIST is now available to join! We want to be able to share this special evening with you, and have made some extra room for even more of our community to join us. Fill out our waitlist form to let us know you are interested in attending Indigo Ball 2022 and be updated in the coming week on your waitlist status.

Fill out our waitlist form HERE

This is an outdoor event. Please see a featured weather forecast.

Our event includes complementary valet parking.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 107 Jamboree Rd,Newport Beach, CA 92660 

Dress Code: Black-tie highly encouraged, business casual also acceptable

Al Roberts and Ken Jillson

This year’s Torchbearer Honorees are Al Roberts and Ken Jillson. Their lifetime of philanthropy and vision for a stronger LGBTQ Community in Orange County has saved countless lives. Sadly, we have lost Al, but Ken continues lighting the way for others in Orange County. We are forever grateful for their many contributions and proudly present them with our esteemed Torchbearer Award. 

Jill Aguiling  

Jillian Aguiling is 17 years old and a senior at Oxford Academy. They currently serve as president for their school’s Queer Student Association along with their co-president, Ella Camarena. They initially joined this club as an enthusiastic 7th grader, relieved to have found a safe space. During their six years in this organization, serving as secretary for one year and treasurer for another, they have helped cultivate a space for students to express their true selves while keeping them educated about the queer community. Within QSA, Jillian has worked on such projects as planning pride parades during their campus’s Equality Week and issuing safe space posters to classrooms in Oxford. Their most recent project was presenting alongside their board members to Oxford staff about creating a welcoming environment in class for queer and transgender students. Jillian plans to become an elementary school teacher to continue the encouragement of youth to express themselves freely.

Ella Camarena  

Ella Camarena, 18, is a senior at Oxford Academy. She’s been a part of Oxford’s queer community since seventh grade and was one of the founding members of OA Queer Student Association in 2018. That year, she worked as secretary and helped to reform the club from a Gay Straight Alliance into an organization focused on uplifting and educating queer students and creating a safe space on campus. The following two years Ella served as vice president, and is currently serving as co-president. The club has since expanded from a handful of students to a group that’s 70 members strong. In QSA she’s worked on projects like OA Equality Week and their annual pride month celebrations on social media. Most recently, she presented to Oxford’s teaching staff on how to understand and support queer and trans students, including educating them on non-binary and transgender identities, chosen names, and preferred pronouns. 

Mayhem Miller

Our Indigo Ball 2022 host is the one and only Mayhem Miller! A fan favorite drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Southern California native, Mayhem will be spending the night entertaining & brightening the room as we celebrate our community.


Born In Singapore and based in LA, Wils is a singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and advocate for the Gay community. His coming-out journey received support from Andy Cohen, Lance Bass (NYSNC), and Boy George (Culture Club) encouraging h im to live his truth fearlessly about the courageous life-changing decision he made for himself and his fans. 

As a pop recording artist in Asia, he thought he was living the dream he had always wanted, but ultimately still felt shame living in the closet. He decided to live his authentic life by coming out in 2019. This was a pivotal moment as hundreds of Asian LGBT kids celebrated their representation of a Gay Asian singer in the mainstream media and found inspiration from his story. Wils has been featured on the cover of Menshealth magazine, New York Times Magazine, Yahoo Style, Shanghai Times News, South China Morning Post, Pride, and Buzzfeed. 


Caprese Skewer 

Roasted Tomato, Mozzarella, Sea Salt, Basil Skewer

Mini Beef Wellington 


Baby Organic Mixed Greens 

Carrot Curls, Baby Tomato, European Cucumbers, White Cheddar, Crushed Hazelnuts, Mandarin Oranges, Champagne Vinaigrette


Surf & Turf Duo

Wild Isles Salmon Served with Onion Puree, Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Crudo and Natural Filet Mignon of Beef

Served with a Cabernet Demi, Horse Raddish Potato Puree & Broccolini

Vegetarian/Vegan Option: 

Coconut Curry Tempeh 

Zucchini Carrot Noodles, Mushroom, Thai Basil


Red Velvet Marquise Cheesecake 

Raspberry Fruit Coulis

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Rooms Now Available for Indigo Ball 2022!

Joining us for Indigo Ball 2022? Why not make it a weekend getaway at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Reservations are now open for hotel rooms the night of our event (or longer if you wish to extend your stay!). Get ready and celebrate at our gala all in one place!  

Our room offer starts at $189 plus taxes and fees (multiple night stays are permitted). Our RSVP reservation form closes APRIL 15th. 

Reserve a Room Here!

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