handbid-logoHandbid is the sleekest, most intuitive mobile app available for making silent auctions more fun and accessible!

There are 2 ways to do this at home. You can use a smartphone or tablet, or you can use a web browser on you computer.

If you would like to bid on our auction at home on a smartphone or tablet please follow these instructions:

STEP 1:  DOWNLOAD THE HANDBID APP

If you have an iPhone or Android, you can download the Handbid app from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play store.

Please note we strongly recommend you “Accept notifications from this App” when you open it and join an auction. This will allow you to get push notifications for  “Outbid” messages during the auction.

STEP 2:  SIGNUP

Next you can create an account. From the App home screen, tap on “GET STARTED” button and complete the information (please use your cell phone as the phone number). Tap NEXT

Handbid will text you a 5 digit code.  Enter this code to login.

Once you are logged in, select STREAMLINER BALL from the list of auction and START BIDDING!

If you would like to use your computer,

Click here to browse and bid on our silent auction!

 40th Anniversary Opera Ball details to be announced soon!  Meanwhile, here is the date and location.

The Knoxville Opera Guild requests the pleasure of your company for an evening of fine dining, entertainment, dancing and auctions.

Saturday, October 28, 2017                         Knoxville Museum of Art

Cocktails & Silent Auction                                           6:30 pm

Dinner Service                                                                 8:00 pm

Floor Show                                                                        8:30 pm

Live Auction                                                                     9:00 pm

Black Tie encouraged

We are very pleased to announce that catering is being provided by chef Matt Gallaher of Emilia and Knox Mason fame.  Menu for the evening will be announced soon

$15,000 Title Sponsor – Pilot Flying J

$10,000 Ruby Sponsor – Mark Land

Benefits include

  • One 10-top table
  • Table signage with Company or Individual Name
  • Recognition from the stage
  • Full-page ad in Opera Ball program
  • Full-page ad in all three Opera playbills for this Season
  • Four tickets each to Puccini’s Turandot (2/23 or 2/25) and Verdi’s Aïda (5/4 or 5/6)
  • Listing in the Opera Ball program (if committed by 10/01/17)
  • Listing on the invitation (if committed by 9/01/17)

$5,000 Sapphire Sponsor – Jacque & Cliff Hawks

Benefits include

  • One 8-top table
  • Table signage with Company or Individual Name
  • Recognition from the stage
  • Half-page ad in Opera Ball program
  • One full-page ad in one Opera playbill, or three half-page ads in all three Opera playbills for this Season
  • Four tickets each to Puccini’s Turandot (2/23 or 2/25) and Verdi’s Aïda (5/4 or 5/6)
  • Listing in the Opera Ball program (if committed by 10/01/17)
  • Listing on the invitation (if committed by 9/01/17)

$2,500 Emerald Sponsor

Benefits include

  • Six tickets to Ruby Opera Ball
  • Recognition from stage
  • Listing in Opera Ball program (if committed by 10/01/17)
  • Listing on the invitation (if committed by 9/01/17)

$1,500 Topaz Sponsor

Benefits include

  • Four tickets to Ruby Opera Ball
  • Recognition from stage
  • Listing in Opera Ball program (if committed by 10/01/17)
  • Listing on the invitation (if committed by 9/01/17)

$650 Pearl Sponsor

Benefits include

  • Two tickets to Ruby Opera Ball
  • Listing in Opera Ball program (if committed by 10/01/17)
  • Listing on the invitation (if committed by 9/01/17)
The Paypal link below can be used to conveniently secure your Ruby Opera Ball tickets or sponsorship.

Click dropdown for Ticket Options
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For questions about the Ruby Opera Ball, please contact one of our Chairpersons.

Co-Chair – Jacque Hawks 615-243-3109 | jacqueh@me.com

Co-Chair – Melinda Grimac  865-256-4178 | melindagrimac@att.net

For more information on Knoxville Opera Guild or our activities, please email guildinfo@knoxvilleopera.com