We recognize these are challenging times of uncertainty, but planning for the future gives us all hope.

Our Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert remains scheduled for November 14th. As we move forward with planning, we will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to local and state guidelines. This event provides critical funds to continue quality programming and support for our students.   We realize we need to be flexible and need to think outside-the-box to raise the funds necessary through creative event ideas.

If you are interested in getting involved with the planning process, please email Tiffany Cannava at tiffany@guitarsoverguns.org

An Epic Celebration of Mentorship through the Arts

It’s the hottest party in Miami. Join us at the UM Watsco Center on November 14, 2020 for our 7th Annual Choose Your Sound Benefit Concert!

Guests will enjoy incredible performances from Guitars Over Guns mentors, alumni and special guests, not to mention a delicious selection of fully catered eats, an open bar, and an unbelievable silent auction featuring 5-star trips, experiences, fine art and so much more. Miami icons will emcee the event, and our alumni will share moving stories and electrifying conversation throughout the evening.

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 news reports of youth violence continue to pour in, we are reminded all too often that this type of work has never been more important.

Since 2008, we have served more than 4,000 youth in Miami and Chicago. Last year, we crushed our fundraising goal, raising $380,000 to transform the futures of 500 additional students living in Miami-Dade County’s most disadvantaged communities. This year, get ready to don your rockstar finest, blow our $500,000 goal out of the water, and be part of a movement that empowers deserving youth in our community to create, succeed and thrive!

We hope you will join us in celebrating 12 years of mentoring through the arts!

2020 Sponsor Deck

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Click here to learn more about Guitars Over Guns’ impact on youth in our community from Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho.

Click here to watch our longtime mentor Michelle Forman accept The Children’s Trust 2019 Champion for Children Award, and speak about the impact of our programs on her mentees over the years.


2019 Sponsors

Stay tuned to meet our 2020 supporters!

2019 Host Committee

Tracey & Christopher Carter
Hillary & Michael Cassel
Dr. Kimberly Green & Mireille Charles
Jessica & Alex Dominguez
Chad Turner
Robin & H Jordan Weitz

2019 Event Planning Committee

Kathy Bernstein
Jessi Berrin
Shed Boren
Nikki Cucinotta
Gabrielle Gianninoto
Tammy Klinger
Adriana Oliva

Jacquie O’Malley
Ana Mantica
Melanie Masterson
Janu Mendel
Denise Minakowski
Denia Roth


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