The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center will host its annual fundraising event, TPAC Gala, on Aug. 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. in TPAC’s Jackson Hall.
Co-chaired by David and Lisa Minnigan and Gary Bynum, TPAC Gala provides critical resources for TPAC’s educational and cultural programming.
TPAC Gala is themed to Broadway’s blockbuster hit, Hamilton, which makes its Nashville debut with a three-week engagement Dec. 31, 2019, to Jan. 19, 2020. Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.
Always a fun and theatrical evening, TPAC Gala begins with cocktails and an online silent auction at 6 p.m. in the lobby of TPAC’s Jackson Hall, followed at 8 p.m. with a seated fine-dining experience on stage, the presentation of TPAC’s highest honor, the Applause Award and special performances. The Late Party starts at 9 p.m. on TPAC’s Polk Theater stage with an open bar, appetizers and live entertainment.
The title sponsor for TPAC Gala is Delta Dental of Tennessee. Additional sponsors for the event are Belmont University, Phillips Printing, Nashville Convention Visitors Corporation, Dollar General Inc., Earl Swensson Associates, Barbara and Jack Bovender, Vanderbilt University, BlueCross BlueShield of TN, Compass Partners, Woodmont Investment Counsel, Nissan North America, R.C. Walker Contractor, Delek Fund for Hope, HCA, Inc., JohnsonPossKirby, I.C. Thomasson Associates, Inc., Smith Seckman Reid and Layton Construction.
The online silent auction includes exclusive access to unique TPAC experiences during the upcoming 2019-20 season, including backstage tours, downtown hotel stays, restaurants and more.
TPAC administers one of the most comprehensive, curriculum-based arts education programs in the United States, offering a variety of learning opportunities for children and adults. Programs include ArtSmart, Disney Musicals in Schools, Humanities Outreach in Tennessee, Spotlight Awards, TPAC InsideOut and Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts. TPAC is home to an annual Broadway Series, supported by the HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, a wide variety of special engagements and the work of three professional resident companies, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission.
If you go:
TPAC Gala and Late Party
Aug. 24, 2019
Gala: 6 p.m. / Late Party: 9 p.m.
TPAC’s Jackson Hall and Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.