Presented bySavage 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! ✨ 

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!

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!

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! Contact to find out how to get involved in our monthly virtual Outreach Happy Hours, and 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.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Record Exec ($50,000)

Producer ($25,000)

Composer ($10,000)

Bob & Kathy Bernstein

Jeff & Wynn Adam

Musician ($5,000)

Band Manager ($2,500)

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Choose Your Sound 2020 Co-Chairs

Carolina García Jayaram & Vivek Jayaram

Carolina García Jayaram is a Guitars Over Guns Board Member and 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
Jeff Schweiger & Julia Stutts
Chad Turner
Dave & Tamara Walsh
H & Robin Weitz


Event Planning Committee

Nicky Bernstein
Jessi Berrin
Jim Berry
Nicole Bostick
Kim Carver
Joanna Casas
Joseph Cloud
Veronica Crego
Jason Domark
Gabe Gianninoto
Janell Goense
Patricia Lenza
John-Paul Madariaga
Ana Mantica
Denise Minakowski
Ivan Mladenovic
Adriana Oliva
Jacquie O’Malley
Nikki Packer
Sharon Prolow
Susana Roitman
Angelica Sanchez
John Spradlin
Brett Ury
Leslie Zigel

Road Crew

Logistics Committee

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