Presented by

Savage Ticket

Tickets are free!*

*Registration required

This year’s virtual experience takes our audience to the next level, from Miami to Chicago and beyond! Tickets start at free General Admission, with additional levels that include awesome swag and exqusite meals. Grab your ticket, tell your friends, and we’ll see you on the virtual dancefloor! ✨ 

Introducing WOW Boxes!

Sign up to have an official event WOW Box delivered to your home.

You’ll get limited-edition Guitars Over Guns merch that you can’t get anyplace else, from a face mask to help you stay safe in style, to wine tumblers, shot glasses, a lighter, and EXCLUSIVE #ChooseYourSound concert T-shirts. 

Plus, you’ve got to be in the Zoom where it happens! Select WOW Boxes will contain Golden Tickets to attend a live, virtual Hamilton Broadway cast experience. Be sure to grab your upgraded ticket or sponsorship soon, before we run out!


Available with tickets starting at $250 and sponsorships starting at $1,000. Learn more >>

Love to sing? Be a star!

Whether you want to belt your heart out or show us your grooviest background dance moves, all ages and levels of musical experience are welcome to record a video and be part of a very special #ChooseYourSound performance.

Sponsored by The Law Office of Brian C. Perlin

An epic celebration of mentorship through music and the arts.

It’s the hottest (virtual) party in town. November 14, join Guitars Over Guns for our 7th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert, presented by Savage Ticket!

Virtual means we’re going bigger and bolder than ever before. This year, General Admission tickets are free (registration required). Tell your friends you’ll meet them on the virtual dancefloor!

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention upgraded sponsor experiences, interactive conversations, a jaw-dropping auction, and ticket options that feature exquisite meals and exciting prizes.​

This event celebrates Guitars Over Guns’ 12 years of making music and changing lives. Cuts in funding for the arts and after-school programs mean our students have fewer opportunities than ever, and as the students and families we serve face the many challenges of a post-COVID world, we are reminded every day that this type of work has never been more important.

Get ready to don your rockstar finest, blow our goal out of the water, and be part of a movement that empowers deserving youth in our community to create, succeed and thrive!

General Admission


Join us for our live, interactive virtual event!

U.S. Shipping Only


Includes limited edition concert T-shirt, organization magazine and fun surprises!

U.S. Shipping Only


Includes an official Choose Your Sound WOW Box delivered to your home.

Guitar Solo
Miami & Chicago Delivery


Choose Your Sound WOW Box, wine & Dinner for 2 delivered to your home.

Big news!

Your #ChooseYourSound virtual experience just got even more delicious 😋

Now with the purchase of a sponsorship package or premiere ticket level, Miami and Chicago guests will receive handcrafted meals delivered right to your home, prepared by James Beard Award–winning chefs Michelle Bernstein and Paul Kahan!

View Miami Menu

Dinner for Two by Chef Michelle Bernstein


Roast heirloom cherry and grape tomatoes, manchego cheese shavings, picked herbs, Jerez vinaigrette, castelvetrano olives


Braised chicken thighs, harissa, preserved lemon, toasted maftoul, chilies

Vegetarian option: Vegetable, pesto, and 3 cheese lasagna


Banana tres Leches: light sponge layered with banana budino, salty caramel, crunchy candied rice crispies, bourbon gel

View Chicago Menu

Dinner for Two by Chef Paul Kahan

Menu Coming Soon!

Michelle Bernstein
Michelle Bernstein Chef/Owner, Michelle Bernstein Catering
Paul Kahan
Paul Kahan Partner/Executive Chef, One Off Hospitality

Dance the night away!








Get involved!

Help us spread the word about Choose Your Sound 2020! Click below for resources to share with your friends, family and networks.

Your brand. Our spotlight.

Our organization magazine will be given to all event attendees plus distributed nationally to 17,000 stakeholders and influencers year-round.

Click below to view our 2020 magazine!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Record Exec ($50,000)

Producer ($25,000)

Composer ($10,000)

Bob & Kathy Bernstein

Christian N. Habitz

Jeff & Wynn Adam

Musician ($5,000)

Scott & Becki Etzler

Rustin & Christina Keller

Band Manager ($2,500)

Leslie Bluhm

Andy Bluhm

Vivek & Carolina Jayaram

Meredith Bluhm-Wolf & Bill Wolf

Robin & Mike Zafirovski

Ensemble ($1,000)

Ambal, Inc.

Ginger Baxter

Shed Boren

Mitch & Lizzie Posner

The Lovett-Woodsum Foundation

Jacque DenUyl

Mark & Christi Osmond

Official Communications Agency of Guitars Over Guns:














Choose Your Sound 2020 Co-Chairs

Carolina García Jayaram & Vivek Jayaram

Carolina García Jayaram is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Elevate Prize Foundation. Over the past two decades, she has led national institutions and initiatives dedicated to enriching and shaping social impact, cultural, and philanthropic communities around the United States, most recently serving as CEO & President of the National YoungArts Foundation.  Her husband Vivek Jayaram is the founder of Jayaram Law.


Host Committee

Eddy & Katie Arriola
Ricky Arriola
Bob & Kathy Bernstein
Mike & Hillary Cassel
Tracey & Christopher Carter
Jeff & Julie Diermeier
Alex & Jessica Dominguez
Cathy Gordon
Dr. Kimberly Green & Mireille Charles
Brian Perlin
Kent Savage
Chad Turner
Dave & Tamara Walsh
H & Robin Weitz


Event Planning Committee

Nicky Bernstein
Rachel Angel
Jessi Berrin
Jim Berry
Nicole Bostick
Kim Carver
Joanna Casas
Joseph Cloud
Veronica Crego
Jason Domark
Janell Goense
Michelle Forman
John-Paul Madariaga
Ana Mantica
Denise Minakowski
Ivan Mladenovic
Adriana Oliva
Jacquie O’Malley
Nikki Packer
Sharon Prolow
Susana Roitman
Angelica Sanchez
Jeff Schweiger
John Spradlin

Road Crew

Logistics Committee

Chad Bernstein
Tiffany Cannava
Amanda De Jesus
Jono De Leon
Carly Gordon
Melanie Masterson
Walker Moseley
Adriana Oliva
Gabriel Pierre
Jen Schwartz
Amy Simons