2018 GPAC Gala

sponsorships, donations and sales

Parke Kennedy
Director of Development

Celebrating the culinary arts!

We'll have a full bar with signature cocktails created by our very own in-house master mixologist, Brad Pitts, iconic Memphis music and an exciting live auction.


Memphis culinary star and world-renowned Master Chef, José Gutierrez, will prepare a sumptuous gourmet meal served on the GPAC stage at the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS created by in-house master mixologist Brad Pitts

CULINARY COCKTAIL HOUR featuring fun food conversations and demonstrations by Memphis favorites, including Justin Fox Burks & Amy Lawrence (The Chubby Vegetarian), Ryan Trimm (Sweet Grass), NoraLee Bowles (Simply Delicious),  Jesse Crittendon (Villages at Germantown), and John Reynolds (Lux Chocolat) 

COCKTAIL TASTING sponsored by Old Dominick Distillery

ENTERTAINMENT - think big band and dancing!

EXCITING LIVE AUCTION - a menu of exciting experiences to bid on, with auctioneer Jeff Morris, Owner of Morris Realty & Auction Group

RAISE YOUR HAND FOR EDUCATION fundraiser benefiting the GPAC Arts Education Fund

Full bar with cocktails, champagne, wine, and beer

Cocktail Attire

Limited Seating

Come out and support the continuation of world-class performance and arts education at GPAC!

For more information or to purchase tickets, $250 each, contact Parke Kennedy, Director of Development at parke@GPACweb.com or 901-751-7505.

Gala Chairs

Mayor Mike Palazzolo and Chef José Gutierrez

Welcome to The Germantown Performing Arts Center, home of the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall.