Empowering young people through arts-based mentoring.
10.19.16 (Miami, FL) Guitars Over Guns hosts its third annual benefit concert to raise funds for new programming that serve more of Miami-Dade’s at-risk youth through arts-based mentoring. The evening, hosted by Kimmy B of 99JAMZ, will feature music by ArtOfficial, one of Miami’s best local bands, along with highly anticipated surprise performances from well-known musicians. Guests will enjoy delicious food from Mena Catering, along with beverages courtesy of Bombay Sapphire, Russian Standard Vodka, and Wynwood Brewery, while perusing an extensive silent auction, featuring a 4-night stay at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
Guitars Over Guns delivers high impact arts-based mentoring programs to empower young people to make positive life choices. The program works collaboratively with schools, communities and professional artists to encourage young people to reach their highest potential through individual expression, social interaction, and personal accountability. The Guitars Over Guns program is designed to engage youth through culturally relevant artistic mediums, using a hands-on approach to teach music, dance, and visual arts.
Event: 3rd annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert
When: Oct 22, 2016; 7-11pm
Where: Donna E. Shalala Student Center at the University of Miami (1300 Miller Dr., Coral Gables, 33146)
What: Amazing music, insane silent auction, open bar, great food, and the opportunity to be part of a movement that is truly creating positive change across Miami!
Why: Guitars Over Guns serves Miami’s most underserved youth through a unique combination of music education and mentorship that has been transforming our community for the last 8 years. All ticket sales and money raised will go towards expanding their reach to more of Miami’s most deserving students. Youth violence is at an all-time high and Guitars Over Guns needs your help to reach more young people and divert them from dangerous influences. This year’s goal is to raise $100,000— these funds will support current programming and transform the future for 500 more students living in our most disadvantaged communities.
About Guitars Over Guns
Guitars Over Guns’ mission is to help young people living in poor and dangerous environments to discover the life-changing power of music through a structured program of music instruction and strong mentoring relationships with professional musicians.
Since its establishment, GOGO has mentored more than 1,000 students, many of whom have been accepted into performing arts schools, produced their own music and videos, and performed on CBS, NBC and at major music festivals. The program seeks to replicate these phenomenal results in cities across the country, and now partners with schools in Miami and Chicago.
For more information, visit www.guitarsoverguns.org and follow Guitars Over Guns @guitarsoverguns.