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How Sponsorship Keeps the Arts Alive

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

Here at OPAS, we've been reflecting on the last few events that we've had, and it's been so

gratifying to see just how impactful they have been for the community. Most recently, we

hosted an incredible concert with a full symphony orchestra and a tribute to the greatest band in history – The Beatles. The event attracted over 1,000 people, and with everyone bringing their own beverages and picnics – it was a wonderful celebration of the arts and what it stands for.

None of these performances would be possible without the generosity of individuals and

corporate sponsors who help us on our mission to keep the arts alive.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

World-class performances and Arts Education are at the heart of what we do. OPAS would

like to thank everyone who supported our 2021/2022 season. Your generosity and grace

helped to ensure that we could continue to invest in bringing some of the best musicians in

the country to perform for our community. This support allows us to continue growing the

industry and supporting the next generation who are bursting to come through.

Our heartfelt thanks to:


Reynold's Lake Oconee


Athens BMW, Bank South, Crowe Marine, DreamBuilt, Greensboro Tire, Lutini's Catering,

Luxury Lake Oconee, and Signature FD


Bughouse, Juturna, Lake Oconee Event Company, and Table at the Lake


Charles & Alla Campbell, Jan & Carlton Curtis, Bo Fears, Margie & Chuck Forbes, Jane

Hutterly & Louie Seabolt, Freddy Meindl, Pam & Brian Quinn, Beverly & Richard

Sparkmon, and June & Mike Tompkins


Tammy & Jim Beatty, Char & George Edwards, Leslie & Skip Flint, Carol & Mike Lynch,

Tonya & Dr. Mike Miller, Wendy & DIck O'Toole, Betsy & Dale Peck, Julie & Rick Von

Haam, Pat & Alan Welch


Donna Freeman and Michael Heyne

Contribute to the 2022/2023 Season

We now look forward to the fantastic events planned for 2022/2023, our 15th anniversary


• On July 23rd, the popular band Sixwire joins us for a special event. Sponsored by

Dien and Buddy Clark, we will present the OPAS Summer Dance Party!

• On September 16th, Broadway Sings for OPAS will return to Festival Hall. Tonyaward-winning conductor Stuart Malina will lead a symphony orchestra doing what

they do best. The longest-running Christine Daae in Phantom of the Opera history,

Lisa Vroman, will wow audiences in this not be missed event.

• On October 22nd, save the date for Rhythm and Brews. Produced by Reynold's and

co-produced by OPAS, we expect up to 1600 people!

• In November, we reprise our Soiree en Blanc & Noir. This annual arts education

'fun!-raiser will be happening at a secret location – so keep your eyes peeled for that!

• On November 26th, we'll present a concert on Thanksgiving Saturday for the very

first time. Celebrated soul singer Morgan James makes her OPAS debut. The Wall

Street Journal called her "the most promising young vocalist to come along so far this


• On December 16th, Fa-la-la returns – where conductor Lawrence Loh leads a

symphony orchestra in renditions of all the holiday favorites. This show will feature

Kris Kringle alongside Broadway legend Capathia Jenkins.

• On February 4th, Michael Feinstein will present yet another sparkling performance.

OPAS Circle members receive the unique opportunity to meet Mr. Feinstein at a

private champagne reception.

• We will have a few other special surprises in store in the spring, and our season will

conclude at The Farm at Oconee with The Music of Billy Joel with Michael

Cavanaugh. This family-friendly event begins with a heartfelt patriotic tribute before

rocking out to Billy Joel.

These world-class events are simply not possible without help. When you join OPAS, you'll

get access to the best seats in the house – and you'll be helping us put on these

concerts and provide access to the arts for local students.

We hope to count on your support as we continue to work on keeping the arts alive and

thriving in our community. Let's explore how you to can help out; we can use your support

now more than ever before.

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