2024 SOAR Gala

The place to be on April 27 – Get your tickets now!

Mark your calendars! Registration is open for the SOAR Gala, presented by Kentucky Power. Join us at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg on April 27 for an evening of elegance and inspiration!

Secure your spot now! Tickets are $100 but act fast to save $25 with promo code EARLYBIRD for a limited time only.

This gala isn’t just an event — it’s a celebration of the incredible individuals making a positive impact on Appalachia. Join us as we honor their achievements and contributions to our communities.


2024 SOAR Gala nominations are open

We are excited to announce that nominations are open for the 2024 Gala presented by Kentucky Power. Nominations are open through March 8. 2024.

Our Gala is about recognizing those making a difference in Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties. That’s where we need your help!

Nominations will be evaluated by our team, and we’ll celebrate the winners at Appalachia’s premier Gala in the Spring of 2024. Stay tuned! We’ll be announcing the location, date, and ticket information soon.

Check out our YouTube Playlist of last year’s award recipients.

2024 SOAR Gala Schedule

  • Red Carpet: 2 p.m. (Arrive early to enjoy the red carpet experience, light refreshments, and networking)
  • Awards Ceremony: 3:30 p.m. (Prepare to be inspired as we recognize outstanding individuals and organizations)
  • Reception: 6 p.m. (Continue the celebration at the reception. mingle, share stories, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals at Mountain Arts Center, 50 Hal Rogers Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653)

Sponsor the SOAR Gala

Events hosted by Shaping Our Appalachian Region are the premier of its kind in Appalachia and rural America. From state-of-the-art production to food and entertainment, this is made possible by the support of our corporate partners and event sponsors.

Want to sponsor the 2024 Gala?

Contact us to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

2023 Recap: Gala shines light on stars of Appalachia

Our first-ever SOAR Gala, presented by Kentucky Power, was held on April 29, 2023 at the Mountain Arts Center

The evening consisted of a red carpet, networking reception, and an awards ceremony. 

See a complete list of the 2023 winners here and check out our 2023 Gala YouTube Playlist.

Let’s make it official

Get email updates about events, news, and milestones in your county. Help us power a revolution, one Eastern Kentucky community at a time.

"*" indicates required fields

By clicking submit below, you consent to allow SOAR to store and process the personal information submitted above. We'll also periodically send you messages about related news and information. You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time. To learn more, please review our Privacy Policy.