Pinnacle Reception and Auction

By  GALA Expert 

 May 29, 2023 


SOLD OUT: We hope that you will join the GALA Board of Directors for Pinnacle, our Festival fundraising event. The event will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a fabulous live auction, and a keynote address by a guest artist.

Nina West in gorgeous blue and purple drag with gold lining, wearing a wavy purple wig


Tickets to the Pinnacle Reception and Auction are currently sold out. If you’re looking for something else to do on Friday night of Festival, check out the Choral Carnival!

Friday, July 12, 7:15pm–9:00pm Central Time

We hope that you will join the GALA Board of Directors for Pinnacle, our Festival fundraising event. The event will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a fabulous live auction, and a performance and remarks by Nina West.

Nina West is an American drag queen, actor, singer, songwriter, author, and LGBTQ+ activist played by Andrew Levitt. She was named the “Most Googled Drag Queen in The World” from 2020-2021 with over 7.8 billion unique searches. She rose to national prominence in 2019 with her appearance on VH1’s Emmy-winning show RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11, where she placed sixth and won Miss Congeniality. In 2021, she returned to the show as a guest and was anointed “America’s Sweetheart” by RuPaul herself.

The Pinnacle reception and auction will be held at the Hilton Hotel, 1000 Marquette Avenue. Funds from this event support the programs of GALA Choruses. Tickets are $150 and $275:

  • A $150 event ticket includes hors d’eouvres, a beverage ticket, and seating for the live auction and keynote address.
  • A $275 VIP ticket includes unlimited beverages as well as a private reception and Q&A with the guest artist following the public event.

To host a table or to volunteer as a Table Captain for the event, contact Robin Godfrey at

Pinnacle Auction

The live auction at Pinnacle is a Festival highlight. Check out the amazing items up for bidding!

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