Electric Piquete to Play Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 4/22

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Electric Piquete to Play Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation April 22

Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 17, 2017Award-winning Latin funk band Electric Piquete will play a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, April 22, 2017, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is being produced by ME Events and Fort Lauderdale Finest 2017 honoree Emely CuadradoNon-refundable $35 tickets are available online at bit.ly/EP_WP, and include admission to the event, appetizers and one drink ticket. Additional donations to the cause will be accepted onsite and online through https://fortlauderdale.finestcff.org/emely. 21 and over are welcome.

Electric Piquete, two-time Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” award-winners, fuse rock, jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, progressive and R&B influences with incendiary results. Last summer they issued their “Singles Collection” digitally and on CD, and released a video for their single “Cut Me Loose”. Last month, the band played the American Cancer Society Relay For Life research fundraiser in Miami Lakes. More information: www.ElectricPiquete.com.

Event location is 3109 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 33304. For more information, visit www.cff.org/FtLauderdale or call 954.739.5006.

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Love the Everglades Benefit Concert 9/18 at Gramps

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9th Annual Love the Everglades Benefit Concert Scheduled for September 18 at Gramps in Wynwood

Co-hosted by Love the Everglades Movement and Ploppy Palace Productions, the event will feature music, spoken word, dance, live art and community speakers

Miami, FL – August 30, 2016 In a continuing effort to raise funds and awareness of environmental issues, Love the Everglades Movement and Ploppy Palace Productions will host their annual benefit concert on Sunday, September 18, 2016. The event, which will be highlighted by musical performances by the Spam Allstars, IkoIko, the Magic City Hippies, the Baboons, the Nag Champayons, Army Gideon and others, will be held at Gramps (176 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33127), beginning at 2 p.m. All ages are welcome; admission is $10, children under 12 are free.

“I’m looking forward to this year’s benefit concert, which is shaping up to be our best yet, and is truly focused on giving back to the Everglades,” says Reverend Houston R. Cypress, co-founder of the Love the Everglades Movement, and one of the featured speakers. “We hope to continue the important work initiated at the Summer Symposium, especially with this being an election year.”

This year’s lineup of guest speakers include: FL State Rep. David Richardson, Laura Reynolds from Conservation Concepts, Rhonda Roff from Sierra Club Callusa Chapter, Dara Schoenwald and David Doebler from VolunteerCleanup.org, George Cavros from Floridians for Solar Choice, Sam Van Leer from Urban Paradise Guild, Michael Gibaldi from Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter, Samuel Tommie and other concerned citizens.

“This event offers a voice for the community to share our concerns about the Everglades,” says Flash, one of the show organizers from Love the Everglades Movement and Ploppy Palace Productions. “This is a celebration of the Everglades and we are working to secure its vitality. The Everglades gives South Florida life and we must protect it.”

The Everglades Awareness Benefit Concert Series is a grassroots platform for community participation that strives to bring people together through the arts. With a diverse roster of performers and speakers, this event provides entertainment and education about the Everglades. The showcase works to present the issues and inspire people to get involved, while having a good time.

Additionally, there will be spoken word by Alonso, Marcus Blake, Rio and more, dance performances by Venus Rising: Women’s Drum and Dance Ensemble, Elviza’s Rockabelly Hippies featuring Elviza, Symphony & Sofia Luna plus Melody Gedeon and others, as well as live art by Anibal Fernandez, Linx and Rei Ramirez plus there will be a digital environmental art show featuring more than 30 artists who will be showcasing photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media pieces. Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, September 13 – go to www.ploppypalace.com for more details.

Also scheduled to perform: Medicine Box, the Oski Foundation, Blue Sky Drive, Chantil Dukart, Above the Skyline, Spank, Zen Per Capita, PATH, Kuyayky, Rachelle Coba, Sarah Packiam, Michelle Forman Duo, Steve Minotti, Grant Livingston, Anthony Nelson, Mr. Grim Reapa, Orion, Raven, Michelangelo, Matt Bodi Brenowitz, Haviken Hayes and more TBA.

There will be another up Everglades clean-up on Sunday, September 25 – more info TBA. Tickets to the concert can be purchased in advance online here: evergladesconcert9.eventbrite.com. Those who cannot make it to the concert in September can still help the cause by making a donation to the group’s online fundraiser: www.gofundme.com/lovetheeverglades.

For more information, visit www.LovetheEverglades.orgwww.ploppypalace.comwww.Gramps.com, or call 305.579.0069.

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Guitars Over Guns Benefit Concert 11/21

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Guitars Over Guns Holds 2ndAnnual Benefit Concert to Raise Funds for Music Education and Mentoring Initiative

MIAMI, Nov. 5, 2015 — Guitars Over Guns, a Miami-based nonprofit that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance, announced today that it will hold its second annual Choose Your Sound benefit concert on Saturday, Nov. 21st from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Gleason Room backstage at the Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139). Tickets are available for $100 General Admission and $175 w/ VIP After Party and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/GOGOCYS2015
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Guitars Over Guns (GOGO) president and co-founder Chad Bernstein launched the organization in 2008 to formalize the ad-hoc mentoring that he and other members of the Miami band Suenalo were providing to local middle-schoolers. In partnership with Communities in Schools, the country’s largest dropout prevention organization, GOGO delivers a results-based, scalable model for bringing the joy and discipline of music-making to young people facing adversity in high-risk environments. Through its weekly programs, professional musicians forge positive relationships with students through one-on-one mentoring and instruction in music theory and performance.

“Our program is making meaningful changes in the lives of kids who don’t have the same opportunities that many of their peers enjoy,” said Mr. Bernstein. “Not only does Guitars Over Guns develop musical ability, but it helps our kids establish self-confidence, leadership and the ability to connect with others in an extremely positive way. The Choose Your Sound benefit concert helps raise money for our cause so that we can spread the transformative power of the arts to more students and schools in South Florida and beyond.”

Currently GOGO serves 125 students in Miami at Georgia Jones-Ayers Middle School,Citrus Grove Middle School and North Miami Middle School, including new young talents in the recently instituted art and dance programs. GOGO also has a presence in Chicago, with 26 kids participating at UCAN Academy, an alternative therapeutic day school for children who have suffered severe trauma. GOGO is also providing music mentorship at Evergreen Academy Middle School, where enrollment is 13 students and growing. “Some of Miami’s most talented acts will lend their support to our mission and join us for what promises to be an amazing evening of entertainment,” said Mr. Bernstein.

Presented by the Miami Marlins Foundation, and with support from Somos TV, the Choose Your Sound benefit concert will feature an open bar sponsored by Afro Head Rum, Tito’s Vodka, Bombay Sapphire and Lagunitas Brewery. Musical entertainment will be provided by local bands Locos Por Juana and Tony Succar with appearances from special guests and student musicians from the GOGO program. Roxanne Vargas of NBC 6 South Florida will host the event.

“GOGO isn’t just about becoming a better musician – it’s about being a better person,” said Santamarie Arocho, a student in the Guitars Over Guns Program. “I changed a lot throughout the years I’ve been in GOGO, and the person I am today is nowhere near the person I was three years ago.”

For more information on Choose Your Sound and to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/GOGOCYS2015. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities for the event, please contact: Chad Bernstein at chad@guitarsoverguns.org or at 847.420.6327. Follow GOGO on Twitter @guitarsoverguns and join the conversation by using #chooseyoursound.

ABOUT GUITARS OVER GUNS
Guitars Over Guns is a Florida-based non-profit organization that was launched in 2008 by musician Dr. Chad Bernstein to formalize the ad-hoc mentoring he and other members of the Miami band Suenalo were providing to local at-risk middle-schoolers. Our mission is to help young people living in negative 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.

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