Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
Saturday, 11/11/2017 – 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
University of Miami Student Center
1330 Miller Drive,
Miami, Florida 33146
Guitars Over Guns proudly hosts the 4th annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert presented by the Miami Marlins on November 11th, 2017 at the University of Miami’s Donna Shalala Student Center, 7pm – 11pm. This year’s Choose Your Sound is gearing up to be an epic evening of music and fun in the name of our community’s future young leaders. Get down to the sounds of the 60s R&B and soul, with musical favorites performed by an all-star band comprised of Guitars Over Guns mentors and alumni, including Andrew DeMuro from Team Adam of NBC’s The Voice, Season 11 and Guitars Over Guns’ regional director of Chicago.
Guests will enjoy delicious food from SuViche and Novecento with drinks from Russian Standard Vodka, Wynwood Brewery, Rosé Piscine and Southern Wine and Spirits. A robust silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, art and more will also be a highlight of the evening.
Last year with the community’s support, Guitars Over Guns raised $102,000 for programs to empower young people through mentorship and music. Thanks to this support, 626 kids were served at 14 sites as of July 2017, bringing the total to over 2,000 youth served over the last 9 years. This year our goal is to raise $150,000 allowing us to transform the future for 500 additional students living in Miami-Dade County’s most disadvantaged communities.
This event celebrates the important role that Guitars Over Guns’ arts-based mentoring programs have in keeping Miami’s young people inspired, engaged, and prepared to be successful adults. Our unique style of mentorship through the arts opens the necessary doors to create the opportunity for student success —in and out of the classroom. These young people living in Miami’s underserved communities need positive alternatives to the dangerous influences that dominate their environments. Cuts in funding for the arts and after school programs mean our students have less opportunities than ever, and as the news reports of youth violence continue to pour in, we are reminded all too often that our work has never been so important.
Purchase a ticket or become a sponsor, and be part of a movement that offers successful futures to our youth! (Tickets $100 in advance, $150 starting October 29th, and at the door. )
Event Website: http://bit.ly/2ycN7Iy
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