Thursday, October 28, 2021

Last Call for SOPAC In-Person Gala Tickets 


SOPAC Gala - November 6, 2021


Last Chance—Buy tickets to attend the SOPAC Gala in person!


As SOPAC’s largest fundraising event of the year, participation in our Gala raises critical funds for both arts education programs and operating support. While SOPAC's lobby and mainstage are under renovation due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida, the Gala will be held at Drew University, 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940.

The SOPAC Gala will be hosted by local comedian and host of SOPAC's Laughs in the Loft series, Joe Larson. SOPAC will honor Diana Hart, former SOPAC Board member and owner of Diana Hart Fine Catering, and present a Lifetime Achievement Award to John Lee, Grammy-winning producer and Jazz All-Star. Entertainment will be provided by five-time Grammy Award nominee Michael Feinstein, performing the music of the Great American Songbook.


Joe Larson

Diana Hart

John Lee

Michael Feinstein


All in-person tickets include the Award Presentation and Entertainment at 8PM as well as a choice of either attending the pre-show Cocktail Reception at 6PM OR picking up a Catered Takeout Meal from our local business network partner, Bistro d'Azur.



Livestream Available

Virtual tickets are also available for purchase! All virtual tickets include a personal link to view the livestream of the Award Presentation and Entertainment at 8PM. If you're selecting the Catered Takeout Meal from Bistro d'Azur, please purchase your tickets before Monday, November 1.



Joe Larson

Diana Hart

John Lee

Michael Feinstein


SOPAC Gala - Register for the 2021 Silent Auction - Text SOPACGALA2021 to 76278


Win some great prizes and unique experiences by registering for our Silent Auction! The Auction will open on November 1 and includes items ranging from sporting event tickets, unique home decor, exclusive SOPAC memorabilia, and one-of-a-kind experiences. You'll be able to place your starting bids, set maximum bid amounts for the items you’re interested in and let our online auction platform, GiveSmart, do the bidding for you.

Register now to participate in the silent auction and help SOPAC reach its fundraising goals. Items are currently available for preview and more exciting items will be added throughout the week!




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