2018 Award Winners

Legacy Award

The Pumping Station

For the better part of two decades, The Pumping Station has been a welcoming place for many who live and visit Memphis. The bar has always made a point to give back to its community by hosting events, donating money, fundraising, working with local non-profits, and even making the holidays better for others who are less fortunate.

In this time in existence, The Pumping Station has seen some changes and proven to evolve with time and its patrons. The full-service 21 and up bar has become a staple in Midtown Memphis and has the best treehouse around.

Providing a place that has given so much to the community and served its customers is what makes The Pumping Station shine.

Publisher Award

Robin Beaudoin

The Publisher’s Award is a distinguished award given to someone who excels in participation with Focus Magazine, supports LGBT+ causes, and inspires others to be engaged. This award is designated by our Publisher and awarded to an individual or group that he sees has tremendously progressed Memphis, our community, our partners, and our readers.

Trailblazer Award

Katie Cooper
Jessie Claudio

Allie Award

Robin Beaudoin

People's Choice Award

Mystic Krewe of Pegasus

Visionary Award

Phillis Lewis