#Guitars Over Guns’ Student Showcase Across Miami Dade County 

Students from Guitars Over Guns’ middle school programs across Miami-Dade County will converge for the annual Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase on Tuesday, April 24. From student artwork on display, to dance and musical performances on Ball & Chain’s iconic Pineapple Stage, these young artists from Miami’s underserved communities will impress guests with their talent, exuberance, and professionalism.

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“These performance opportunities help develop our students’ artistic growth,” said Dr. Chad Bernstein, Founder and CEO of Guitars Over Guns. “By giving them a public stage for their voice to be heard, these performances help our youth establish self-confidence, leadership, and the ability to connect with others in an extremely positive way.”

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What: Guitars Over Guns Student Showcase

: Wednesday, April 24, 2018 / 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

: Ball & Chain, 1513 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

: Music Enthusiasts, Arts Education Supporters, Community-at-Large

: To provide encouragement to our community’s youth via the arts

: $25.00 (100% of ticket sales go back to the organization)

Guitars Over Guns (GOGO) is a Miami-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides mentoring to at-risk youth through music education and performance. Currently, Guitars Over Guns provides programming at North Miami, Georgia Jones-Ayers, Citrus Grove, and Cutler Bay middle schools, as well as the Educate Tomorrow Center and Camillus House.

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“GOGO isn’t just about becoming a better musician,” said Santamarie Arocho, an alumna of GOGO’s programs now serving as a Student Mentor. “It’s about being a better person.”

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