October marks the 40th Anniversary of the Wilmington Halloween Loop! To celebrate this milestone, Out & AboutMagazine and other area businesses are partnering with the Light Up the Queen Foundation to host a Halloween Loop Costume Ball at The Queen in Downtown Wilmington. The Costume Ball will feature four legendary bands that have helped shape Wilmington's music scene: The Caulfields, Montana Wildaxe, The Numbers and The Snap. There will be guest bartenders, old Loop posters on display, and a slide show continuously projecting memorable images from Loops past. Costumes are highly encouraged with cash and prizes for the most creative. Proceeds from the Halloween Loop Costume Ball benefit the Light Up the Queen Foundation.