2023 Annual Conference Closing Night Event
Enjoy a night of entertainment with your peers.
We’re excited to announce that Goo Goo Dolls will be performing at this year’s Closing Reception and Concert exclusive for GFOA conference participants and guests.
Formed by John Rzeznik and Robby Takac in Buffalo, New York, during 1986, Goo Goo Dolls have quietly broken records, contributed a string of staples to the American songbook, connected to millions of fans, and indelibly impacted popular music for three-plus decades. Beyond selling 15 million records worldwide, the group has garnered four GRAMMY® Award nominations and nearly a dozen platinum and gold singles combined, and seized a page in the history books by achieving 16 number one and Top 10 hits. As a result, they hold the all-time radio record for “Most Top 10 Singles.”
Thus far, A Boy Named Goo  has gone double-platinum, Dizzy Up The Girl five-times-platinum, and Gutterflower  and Let Love In  both went gold as Something for the Rest of Us  and Magnetic  bowed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200. Their music continues to reach new audiences around the world and rack up platinum and gold statuses–including the recently platinum-certified “Slide,” “Black Balloon,” and “Better Days”—and has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers.
Among a string of hits, “Iris” clutched #1 on the Hot 100 for 18 straight weeks and would be named “#1 Top 40 Song of the Last 20 Years.” On the heels of going viral on TikTok, the track recently achieved seven-times-platinum status and re-entered the Billboard charts, yet again proving the timelessness of Goo Goo Dolls’ illustrious catalog.
Entertainment is partially funded through the generous sponsorship of PFM Asset Management
The closing event will be held Tuesday, May 23, 7:00–10:00 p.m., at the Moda Center, 1 Center Court, Portland, Oregon. Refreshments will be included.
Online ticket purchases are closed. Attendees will still be able to purchase tickets to the Tuesday Night Closing Event on site in Portland.