What: Free Concert

When: Saturday, July 5, 2014, 8 – 10 p.m.

Where: Wallace Bowl Amphitheater Gilson Park, 800 Michigan Ave, Wilmette

(between the Wilmette Harbor and Michigan Shores Club)

GOGO is Guitars Over Guns, a Miami-based music mentoring organization using contemporary music to provide at-risk middle schoolers an alternative to neighborhood gangs, violence, and drugs. The mentors largely comprise Suénalo band members, a “Best of Miami” award recipient renowned for their unique Afro-Latin-Descarga-Funk. The GOGO Chicago concert celebrates GOGO’s partnership with UCAN, a prominent Chicago-based social service organization committed to ending the cycles of abuse, neglect, violence, and discrimination.

Taylor Mali – Event Host
Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known and inspirational poets in America today and among the original poets to appear on the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.” He is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and the author of three books — most recently, “What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World.”
James Warrick – Guest of Honor
Inaugural Recipient of the James Warrick GOGO Artistic Empowerment Award, James Warrick served for 27 years as Jazz Director for New Trier High School, a GRAMMY Signature School award winner, and the only high school teacher to be inducted into DownBeat Magazine’s “Jazz Educator Hall of Fame.” This award will be given annually to the educator having the greatest impact on middle and high school students, using the arts to foster personal expression, accountability, academic achievement, and social development. 

Cost: This concert is sponsored by Wilmette Park District, and is free to the public.

Rain location: Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Rd., Wilmette

Donations: All donations are voluntary. All proceeds benefit Guitars over Guns. Make checks payable to:

Guitars Over Guns – Tax ID: 26-2644682

1439 Miller Rd.

Coral Gables, FL  33146

Website: www.GuitarsOverGuns.org

Contact: Chad Bernstein (847) 420-6327 or Bianca Caviglia (305) 926-2333