KGMC Sponsors & Grants

2022 Spring Concert Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Positively Living-Choice Health Network Logo

Positively Living, Inc. was established in 1996 to assist in the care of those living with HIV and AIDS. In 2018 we launched our Choice Health Network to serve more people, in more impactful ways.

Today, Positively Living & Choice Health Network operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving East Tennessee’s most vulnerable populations: nearly 5,000 individuals and families struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV, homelessness, mental illness, substance use, and disabilities. 

Multi-Year Continuing Sponsor

Technical & Accessibility Support Sponsors

Established as as a 501(c)(3) in 2017, Tri-Pride organizes the annual Pride Parade and Festival for the Tri-Cities area in Tennessee–KGMC’s second home.

Like KGMC, Tri-Pride’s mission is to build a stronger and more inclusive community.  A participant in previous Tri-Cities pride events, KGMC is thrilled to have Tri-Cities Pride as a partner.  The enthusiasm of the Tri-Cities area in fact led us to expanded our rehearsals and performances to Johnson City–our satellite home.

Sponsoring both
Audio & Lighting

This spring, we’d like to thank our S2A Integration for being our ASL Sponsor and helping us open our song to a wider audience. ASL gives us the opportunity to bring the incredible expressiveness of sign language to our show enhancing what we do.

American Sign Language
Interpretation Sponsor

Guest Artist Sponsors

UTK Office of Diversity and Engagement

UTK’s Division of Diversity and Engagement collaborates with campus and external communities to create inclusive learning and work environments. Like KGMC, the Office of Diversity and Engagement advocates for policies that promote civility, accountability, cultural competency, and equitable access to resources and opportunities.

KGMC celebrates the work of partners like the Office of Diversity and Engagement who work to improve our community.

Choreographer Sponsor

Music Sponsors

K-Town Softball takes the field this spring as music sponsor for Dolly Parton’s “Travelin’ Thru” –our opening number for our 10th Anniversary concert.

Founded in 2004, K-Town Softball supports a league of over 200 members with both Spring and Fall sessions and is an active member of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association (NAGAAA).  Check them out online at www.ktownsoftball.org

Music Sponsor for
“Travelin’ Thru”

Gresham Smith

Gresham Smith’s practice and values demonstrate an ongoing commitment to creating heathy, thriving communities. Support for KGMC comes from Gresham Smith’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program–a key part of their investment and support of the diverse people who make up the firm.

Based out of Nashville, this architecture and engineering firm operates offices all over the southeast–including Knoxville–building a better world for all.  We recommend that you check them and their amazing work out.

Music Sponsor for
“The Village”

KGMC’s friends and family are key to our success. Bobbi and Grant McGarity are prime examples of this tradition sponsoring KGMC’s performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for our 10th Anniversary concert. Continuing sponsors since 2019, Bobbi and Grant’s support brings one of our musical selections to the stage each year. This song is for you!

Music Sponsor for
“Bridge Over Troubled Water”

 Multi-Year Continuing Sponsor

Sponsor Acknowledgement for Janet Stoner & Alicia Crew

A huge thanks to Janet Stoner & Alicia Crew for joining the KGMC family in such an incredible way.  Advocates for inclusion and equality, support like theirs is what makes the heart of KGMC beat so strongly.

Music Sponsor for
“Drama Queen”

Cirque Masquerade Sponsors

Logo for Core

Stage Sponsor

Locally-owned LGBTQIA+ bar and grill located at 7211 Kingston Pike with Live Shows Friday-Monday. Ages 21+ only.

Logo for Molly Jo Events

Event Sponsors

For nearly 20 years, Knoxville native, Molly has planed weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, and private parties.  Whether it’s Knoxville’s The Long Table or KGMC’s Masquerade, Molly brings magic to any event.

Old City Performing Arts Center Logo [Invert]

Owned and operated by River & Rail Theatre Company, the Old City Performing Arts Center is nestled in the heart of Knoxville’s Old City-a neighborhood ablaze with vibrant art and music. Originally Knoxville’s Ice Factory, the OCPAC uses its warehouse-style open floor plan and high ceilings to welcome artists from all over the region to come and share their work.

Logo for Dragonfly Aerial & Circus Arts Studio

Entertainment Sponsor

Knoxville’s home for aerial silks, static trapeze, lyra and circus arts instruction and aerial arts entertainment.  Dragonfly brings a fresh take providing unique opportunities for all.

Logo for Post Modern Spirits

Refreshment Sponsors

At Post Modern, craft distilling means challenging the traditions and staleness of mainstream spirits.They put their own unique mark in a spirits world that is filled with copycats and work with local makers who are passionate about creating something new and refreshing.

Logo for A&B Food Distributors

A & B is a purveyor of quality food, local and global, servicing restaurants in the East & Middle Tennessee area. Nourishing our community.

Logo for Three Rivers Market

Three Rivers Market is a cooperative center of sustainable commerce that exists to benefit its members by creating and nourishing a healthier environment, healthier people, and a healthier community.

2021 Holiday Concert Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Positively Living-Choice Health Network Logo

Positively Living, Inc. was established in 1996 to assist in the care of those living with HIV and AIDS. In 2018 we launched our Choice Health Network to serve more people, in more impactful ways.

Today, Positively Living & Choice Health Network operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving East Tennessee’s most vulnerable populations: nearly 5,000 individuals and families struggling to survive the challenges created by HIV, homelessness, mental illness, substance use, and disabilities. 

Multi-Year Continuing Sponsor

Orchestra Sponsor

Food brings people together. You don’t eat with strangers and there is something truly intimate about sharing a meal with someone.”  – Bettina Hamblin

Farmacy believes in uniting our community be it through food or song — or in the case of their wildly popular Drag Brunch, both!

Music Sponsors

While earning a business degree at the University of Tennessee, I obtained my real estate license in 2003. I spent the next ten years managing a top producing real estate team that averaged over $25 million a year in sales. In addition to working with buyers and sellers, I became a broker and took on roles for training, developing, and advising other agents. In 2014 I decided to pave my own path as an agent and went into business on my own. Like my personality, I am a very easy-going Realtor. My philosophy is to take a soft, low pressure approach with my clients so they never feel rushed or pressured into buying or selling a home until they’re ready.

Music Sponsor for “Snowflakes”
and “Hard Candy Christmas”

 Multi-Year Continuing Sponsor

A huge thanks to Lucille Griffo for her ongoing support of KGMC.  An advocate for inclusion and equality, Lucille has supported KGMC for many years as a donor and a former Board Member.  Community support from enthusiastic individuals is what makes the heart of KGMC beat so strongly.

Music Sponsor for
“We Need a Little Chirstmas Now”

 Multi-Year Continuing Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsors

All are welcome at Church Street!  The primary rehearsal home for the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus, Church Street believes every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We welcome and celebrate the gifts God has given to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, disability, status, economic condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious affiliation. As God loves us, so let us love and serve in the name of Christ.

 Multi-Year Continuing Sponsor

Established in Knoxville in 2018, 865 Candle Company is a local soy candle company providing handcrafted, high quality, small batch, and highly fragranced candles, wax melts, and essential oil products that inspire your senses with persuasive aromas.

Since 2019, 865 Candles has also made the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus a part of their family.  We encourage you to make them part of yours!

 Multi-Year Continuing Sponsor

Grants

Knoxville is a city on the Tennessee River in eastern Tennessee. Downtown, the Market Square district has 19th-century buildings with shops and restaurants. The Museum of East Tennessee History has interactive exhibits plus regional art, textiles and Civil War artifacts. James White’s Fort, built by the Revolutionary War captain, includes the reconstructed 1786 log cabin that was Knoxville’s first permanent building.

The Alliance was created in 2001 through a highly participatory community-driven process. Its predecessor was the Arts Council of Greater Knoxville, formed in 1974.

The mission of the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville is to serve and support a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable nonprofit organization.

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