Emcee Dapper Dre with artist Linda Whiting.The 8th Annual Viola Awards Gala is set for Saturday, March 5, 2016. Featuring 49 nominees across eight categories, exciting performances, scrumptious dinner, and the opportunity to hobnob with Flagstaff’s talented artistic powerhouses – dressed to the nines – the Viola Awards are the Party of the Year!

Click here to view this year’s nominees.

This year’s Gala will feature a performance from the nominated and highly popular musical, The Full Monty. Dapper Dre will emcee the evening once again, and also give out awards for the Viola Awards’ first Best Dressed competition.

The deadline to be a table sponsor for the event is coming up soon. In order to receive all the benefits of a table sponsorship – which include seating closer to the stage, a listing in the program, listing on email promotions, and a logo/link on the Viola website – please sign on no later than February 23, 2016.

Individual tickets are also on sale now. Tickets must be purchased in advance – there will be no sales at the door the night of the event. The deadline to purchase individual tickets is Thursday, February 25, 2016.

The menu for the Gala dinner is set:

Salad: High Country Salad w/Rolls and Butter

Entree: Baseball Steak / Grilled salmon with Cilantro Butter sauce w/Broccolini andPeruvian Purple Mashed potatoes. Vegetarian Option (also Vegan & Gluten Free): Zucchini Roulade w/Peruvian Purple Mashed potatoes

Dessert: Chocolate Bomb

Served with Freshly Brewed Starbucks Regular & Decaffeinated Coffees, Herbal & Iced Teas

View the Viola Award Archives

Learn about Viola Babbitt and view photos from last year

View this year’s Sponsors