Category: Events

Maluma Concert and VIP Meet and Greet Review and Set List – Los Angeles

The 23-year-old Colombian Reggaeton singer, songwriter and record producer Maluma added to his sold out concert dates with stop in Los Angeles California on March 26th. Nothing to be too surprised of — after all, he sold out every city on his first official US tour, a total of 14 cities!

I was lucky to get to see Maluma perform this night, and even splurged for the VIP Meet and Greet package. If you are a Maluma fan, I bet you’d love to know how he is in concert. Well, I am about to tell you all about the experience, from meeting him to his entire show! Keep scrolling to read all the details.

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Just before the concert he took time to meet and great some of his fans, including me. He took pictures with each person and even signed a poster for the lucky ones to take back home in a Maluma “goodie bag.”

My first complaint is about his security team. They were completely over the top. They did not let any of his fans take pictures with their own phones, but made them use only the photo service they had in the location. The pictures may be of a better quality, but in this day and age of instant gratification and fast turnaround this is not a good option for the tons of young followers that the singer has. The photos were promised to be available online to download at full resolution within three days. THREE DAYS! That’s a lifetime to a teenage girl. (in truth, they ended up going live in a day and a half, not too bad).

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The second complaint is that you got to spend very little time with Maluma, it was like getting fast food — they rushed you through.

The third complaint is the extremely long wait to start the concert, which was a whole hour late.

Despite the minor meet and greet problems and the slow start, I must admit he rocked the show! His energy and charisma was contagious, and he knew how to work the crowd.  He asked several times jokingly about how many women in the crowd were single: “El 90% de las mujeres son solteras esta noche, no lo puedo creer.” (90% of the women are single tonight, I can’t believe it). To which all the women started screaming!

“Y yo, soltero tambien.” (and I’m single too). All this with a very mischievous grin, getting the audience riled up.

Here is his concert set list, in case you missed it. Let me tell you — the crowd was totally into Maluma and got him to do two encores. No complaints about that. 🙂

Here are some video highlights from that night!:

MALUMA MARCH 26 2017 LOS ANGELES SET LIST

“NADIE SABE” (INTRO) 
“Nadie sabe
lo que he pasado
He trabajado fuerte
mi lugar me lo he ganado
Todos dicen que por mi imagen
he pegado
No hay soberbia
Miren los resultados (BIS)
Existe el que te admira y el que no también, pero lo negativo lo dejo en el reten
Con mi conciencia limpia porque siempre hago el bien y con Dios de la mano yo sigo en este tren
Ponte en mis zapatos y no me critiques y si vas a hacerlo, quiero que me expliques
Soy con quien sueña tu novia, no puedes negarlo por mi te derrites
Siempre la paso bien, viviendo en un hotel
Millones de fanáticos, que más puedo merecer”

BORRO CASSETTE

SIN CONTRATO


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LA CURIOSIDAD

CHANTAJE (Shakira pre-recorded vocals)

VENTE PA’ CA(Ricky Martin pre-recorded vocals)
He repeated La Curiosidad and then asked one of the guys working with him to find him a “mamacita” who he could serenade. He sang to her, and there even was a little kiss action, but somehow I don’t think she minded. But anyway, come on pretty boy, let’s be a little more careful out there with the kissing. Germs, ya know. 😉

ME LLEVO

LA TEMPERATURA

“CHANTAJE” a second time

LA BICICLETA REMIX(Carlos Vives and Shakira pre-recorded vocals)
At what we thought was the end of the concert he thanked everyone for supporting him, as well as thanking God for everything. He and his band left the stage.

No one moved and he returned for an encore. He sang the following three songs acapella, including the Cosculluela rapping part:

PRETEXTOS

UNA AVENTURA

UN POLVO

At this time his band returned to the stage and backed Maluma for the next two songs:

GYAL YOU A PARTY ANIMAL(Charly Black pre-recorded vocals) 

CARNAVAL

He left once more, but a second encore was needed as NO ONE, seriously no one was leaving the arena.

After screaming “Pretty Boy Dirty Boy” by the audience as guided by one of the band members, Maluma came out and sang his last song of the night wearing a red robe with black prints and matching red pants that allowed us see his well-formed abs. Girls went wild screaming. His song of choice? One of the songs that has created a bit of controversy around the singer.

CUATRO BABYS

Over all the concert was on point.

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Maluma gave props and introduced all his band members and backup singers, and he kept the energy high always. The dancers did an amazing job and Maluma did show us both sides: his pretty boy and his dirty boy as well.

Highly recommend going to see him next time he’s in town.


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Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards Fun at Hollywood and Highland

So Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards are happening this weekend, and to celebrate, Nick and Toyota partnered to set up some fun activities at Hollywood and Highland this week — so of course we went to check out the action and GET SLIMED! Scroll down for the video of our junior reporter Keira Pena getting just that, but first some pics.

First how cool is this Spongebob Sienna? Pretty cool, that’s how cool it is. You got to sit in it and get your picture taken.

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Here is an overview of the scene. You can see more stuff in our video below (keep scrolling).

Toyota & Nickelodeon Activation View

They had fun stuff to do, like this animated GIF maker thingy.

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And here is Keira getting ready for some slimage. If you want to see her get slimed, watch the video below!

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Here is the video!

Check out more Kids Choice Awards action at http://nick.com/kca

ZuGoPet Soft Launch Party In Beverly Hills Brings Celebrities and Animal Lovers Together

Earlier this week, Teens Wanna Know’s junior reporter Keira Peña got the chance to mingle with some dedicated animal lovers and a celeb or two at the soft launch for ZuGoPet held at a private mansion in Beverly Hills.

What is ZuGoPet?

It is a dog car seat/pet bed/travel bag combo invented by Juls Bindi. It is designed to keep small dogs from becoming anxious while riding around in your car, which then easily converts into a stylish handbag.

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Highlights of the product include:

  • Vegan-friendly material
  • Vented on 3 sides
  • 5 pockets to hold your stuff
  • Airport compliant
  • Available in three colors: Midnight Black, Lipstick Pink and Snow White
  • Matching harnesses and plush blankets are available

ZuGoPet’s slogan is “Buy a bag, save a life” because “any 501(c)(3) that sells a ZuGoPet bag will get 100% of the profits” and they will also give at least $1 from each ZuGoPet product sold through other channels to save the lives of shelter animals.

In order to raise funds for the first shipment, the company launched an Indiegogo.com campaign with lots of perks for contributors. You can check that out here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zugopet-travel-bag-a-revolutionary-dog-car-seat

And now…some highlights from the party!

Juls Bindi hosted the event. Here she is with Keira.

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New York Times Bestselling Author Tamar Geller of “The Loved Dog” had some fun with a guest.

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Dogs were brought for adoption by NoStrayLeftBehind.com

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Music was provided by KCRW’s DJ Valida

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As well as by singers Maggie Szabo and Shalini Varghese

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And even Oscar-winner Mel Gibson showed up to lend his support!

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It wasn’t just human celebrities who showed up. Making special appearances were Jiff the Pom and Beemo!

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Keira and Beemo

Keira Pena and Jiff the Pom

Victor-H completed a painting while he was here.

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And everybody had a great time!

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Special thanks to Miss Behave Girls for providing Keira’s dress for the day. They have beautiful dresses specifically made to fit tweens and teens!

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Remember: If you are thinking of getting a pet, go to a shelter first. Rescue dogs make GREAT pets (we have one ourselves at TWK headquarters) and these little lives depend on you to save them.

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“Teen Nation Tour” Hits the Road with Anti-Bullying Message for Teens

A new tour is hitting middle schools, high schools and other venues starting this month, and it carries a strong message for teens: bullying is not cool.

The Teen Nation Tour (TNT) is a 90-minute  program which features up-and-coming recording artists from a variety of musical genres such as pop, country, and rock. In addition to performing, the young artists also share their own personal bullying stories and discuss options for preventing bullying — on a peer-to-peer level which is bound to be more effective than if the same message were delivered by adults.

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TNT’s first date was September 8th in Raleigh, NC and will continue through other cities in North Carolina, Nashville, Knoxville, Atlanta, and throughout cities and towns in Texas. The tour will also perform at some major events this year including a televised NASCAR Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and at a benefit concert for The Stand Up and Speak Out organization.

Some of the performers in this year’s lineup include: former Disney Radio artist Celeste Kellogg, J.Ryan from the X-Factor, Zach Matari, Katie Belle Akin, Dylan Rey, Simply Rayne, Rylie Lynn, Colton Jacobson, Mason Mercer, Rebelmann, Kristina Lachaga, Gracie and Joey and many more.

For more information visit http://teennationtour.org/

Here are some EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes pics!

Zach Matari, Darla Beaux, Kristina Lachaga and Tru Fam Getting pumped up before going onstage
Zach Matari, Darla Beaux, Kristina Lachaga and Tru Fam Getting pumped up before going onstage.
A few of the Guys from Teen nation hanging in the hall waiting to go on stage in Raleigh, NC - Collin Kazola, TRU  FAM, Jryan
A few of the Guys from Teen Nation hanging in the hall waiting to go on stage in Raleigh, NC – Collin Kazola, TRU FAM, Jryan
Jryan and Kaylin roberson trying our new faces for their next school performance
Jryan and Kaylin Roberson trying our new faces for their next school performance.
The Kids go Wild every time Colin Kazola walks into the place
The Kids go wild every time Colin Kazola walks into the place.
Zach Matari loves his fans
Zach Matari loves his fans!

Power of a Dream Music Festival to Hit Fresno August 30, 2014

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Ventura County celebrities Sade Champagne and Lisa Lewolt are partnering up with the Grizzly Booster Club to launch, the first ever “Power Of A Dream Music Festival at the Fresno Save Mart Center in Fresno CA., Saturday August 30, 2014 from 6pm-10pm, a charity event to raise funds for the expansion project, a field for the kids and scholarships as well as awareness for California National Guards Grizzly Youth Academy Challenge Program.

The mission of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults. This entire program is provided at no cost for the family. Lisa and Sade got the opportunity to experience firsthand at what this program does for at-risk teens ages 16-19 throughout California. They had the pleasure of volunteering for Mentor Day and helping to lead their chapel service where they encouraged and empowered the teenagers in the program.

The festival will feature popular Celebrity guest appearances and performances, community and special guest performers, inspirational speakers, vendors, large raffle prizes and so much more. This festival is also unlike any other because 3 people will win the chance to perform live at the festival through the Power of a Dream Vocal Talent Contest.

This entire charity event was originally dreamed up by Donna Hummer, one of the GYA Booster Club volunteers. Her teenage son Cody has greatly benefited from the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program in San Luis Obispo. She reached out to Sade Champagne about helping her to create a large charity event so that more kids could receive the help that her son did. Power Of A Dream Music Festival will also feature testimonials from kids in the program, performances from Grizzly’s Audio Ignite music program and local Fresno celebrity entertainers like Travis Miller and 2Tallin’.

Sade Champagne and Lisa Lewolt are professional musical artists, performers, and inspirational speakers residing in Ventura County, CA. Through Sade Champagne Presents they have created, directed and executive produced over 30 unique popular charity events, raising thousands of dollars and awareness for charities all over the world. This summer they are launching their Power of a Dream Tour and traveling all over Southern and Central California with a team of musical artists, performers and inspirational speakers. It’s fitting that the summer leg of the tour would end in Fresno at the Save Mart Center arena raising funds and awareness for the California National Guards Grizzly Youth Academy. The Power of a Dream Music Festival is the culmination of everything the tour represents!

Admission into the festival is $10. Advance Tickets will be available for purchase this month, and tickets will also be available at the door. This is sure to be an electric and motivating event that will inspire and be fun for the entire family!

Build-a-Bear’s Huggable Heroes & USO Partnership Reward Heroes Big and Small

build a bear heroesYou all know the Build-a-Bear Workshop brand: they are the stores found in malls across America and the rest of the world where you get to assemble your very own customizable teddy bear. Well, this company is giving back to the community with two initiatives that will reward charity-minded youth who are making the world a better place, as well as our military heroes and their families:

  • Huggable Heroes: The annual Build-A-Bear Workshop program recognizes and rewards children ages eight through 18 for extraordinary acts of service.  Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s choice of a designated charity. Guests can join this effort by nominating young social entrepreneurs in stores or at buildabear.com
  • USO Partnership: Build-A-Bear Workshop is supporting the USO “Every Moment Counts” campaign, which creates moments that matter for our troops and their families.  This is being launched at a special event in Los Angeles, where guests can share a message of thanks on their social media platforms with “#babwUSOthanks.”  For each share, Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate one dollar to the USO, up to $50,000.  Guests can also make a monetary donation to support the USO when they checkout through June 30. In addition, Guest will be invited to join in the USO’s attempt to set a Guinness World Record for “most signatures on a flag” by signing the flag in-person

BABW_654x325 The event takes place Thursday, May 14 at the Build-A-Bear Workshop, Westside Pavilion, 10800 West Pico Blvd., Space #248, Los Angeles, CA 90064. It runs from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. If you want to stay up-to-date with Build-A-Bear Workshop’s initiatives and current promotions, visit the following:

About the USO The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

Farmers Insurance Announces $100,000 Grants for Teachers with the “Dream Big Challenge”

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Earlier this year, we reported that comedian and actor Jack Black became the first participant in the Farmers Insurance “Thank a Million Teachers” campaign by personally thanking his former teacher Debbie Devine (scroll down for video).

“Thank a Million Teachers” encourages people of all ages to thank the teachers who made a difference in their lives on the website thankamillionteachers.com, and provides up to $2,500 in grant money to select educators who submit proposals via the site. Over half a million teacher thank yous have already been logged, putting the program ahead of schedule for reaching its goal of one million teachers thanked in 2014.

The campaign continues, and on March 6th was expanded with the announcement of the “Dream Big Challenge,” a national competition which will award five teachers grants of up to $100,000 each for use in transforming their schools and communities. According to the press release for the event, which took place at the Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, “teachers will be invited to submit comprehensive proposals describing their visionary program, implementation plans and timelines, expected outcomes and a detailed budget.  Complete rules and guidelines, as well as downloadable forms are available at www.thankamillionteachers.com.”

In addition to announcing the competition, the event also recognized five local high school students, known as the “M.I.T. 5,” who will be attending the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology together this fall. The students — Andrew Koh, Raymundo Cano, Gi Min Choi, Kevin Escobar Rodriguez, and William Lopez-Cordero — publicly thanked their teachers and were then presented with a check for $1,000 each from Farmers, while Polytechnic High School itself was given a check for $5,000.IMG_7381

Have you thanked a teacher today?

Teen Fave Cher Lloyd Rocks It at Star Magazine’s Hollywood Rocks! Event

 

Cher-PerformanceSinger Cher Lloyd performed a few of her hits at Star Magazine’s Hollywood Rocks Event on Wednesday at supperclub in Hollywood, and the executive producers of Teens Wanna Know were there to check it out.

First, visitors were greeted with healthy, all-you-can drink portions of Jamba Juice, including all-natural shots of lemon and ginger to perk everyone up. Those of drinking age were also offered unlimited wine from Yellowtail and spirited drinks courtesy of Svedka.

Guests mingled and checked out the other sponsors kicking up the Hollywood glam factor, which included:

  • Got2b, who provided free hair touchups and hairstyling products to all guests
  • Effy, who handed out amaaaazing edible jewelry
  • Just Fab, Austrailian Gold, Cottonelle and Hydroxycut
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We kid you not, this is edible candy!

Finally, at roughly 9 p.m., hearthrob James Maslow of Big Time Rush fame and his Dancing With the Stars partner Peta Murgatroyd took to the stage to welcome everyone and bring up the one and only Cher Lloyd, who brought the crowd to its feet as she performed her new song “Sirens” as well as favorites “Swagger Jagger” and “Want U Back.”

There were also acrobats. Here are a few cel phone clips.

There were plenty of celebs in attendance, and we snapped a couple of selfies:

All in all, a great night. Now for some more pictures:

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Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow on the red carpet
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Cher Lloyd performing at Hollywood Rocks!
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Cher Lloyd on the red carpet

Austin Mahone to Debut “The Secret” & Tour with Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, The Vamps

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Courtesy Catherine Powell/Wikimedia Commons

It’s teen superstar Austin Mahone’s 18th birthday today…and his FANS are the ones getting a present!

First, he has announced today that he is releasing his long-anticipated “The Secret” on May 27th.The 7 track release (plus bonus tracks) will feature the smash hit single “Mmm Yeah” with Pitbull, as well as collaborations with some of the top artists and producers in the industry including Red One.

This will be supported by a 26-city summer tour across North America. The MTV Presents Austin Mahone tour will kick off in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas on the 25th of July with special guests The Vamps (through August 21st). Following this, guests switch to the very popular Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo (starting August 26th).

According to the press release, concert goers will receive a download of “The Secret” on May 27th with purchase of tickets to the tour (One download code per order for online purchases only; does not apply to box office or outlet ticket purchases). Tickets go on sale April 11th at 10:00am with a fan club pre-sale beginning April 8th. Citi is Mahone’s sponsor, and cardmembers receive access to presale tickets beginning on Wednesday, April 9th at 10am local time through Thursday, April 10th at 10pm local time. Visit citiprivatepass.com for more information.

In Austin’s own words:

“This is for my Mahomies. Thank you for supporting me and sticking with me all this time. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to be able to announce new music and a huge tour for all you guys!”

In addition to his MTV Presents Austin Mahone tour, Austin is giving his “Mahomies” a once in a life time opportunity with MTV’s Ultimate Fan Experience. Beginning May 3, fans can enter at www.ultimatefanexperience.com for a chance to win private dance lessons from Austin’s crew for the winner and three of their closest friends, a “Mahomie” makeover and the opportunity to perform ON STAGE with Austin and his dancers to his hit song “Mmm Yeah” at a select tour date. Entrants will submit a video of them and their three friends dancing to the song and MTV and Austin himself will choose a winner.

To keep up with Austin Mahone, visit www.austinmahone.com or his TwitterInstagramVine, or Facebook and check out hashtag  #AUSTINMAHONETOUR

Here is the current list of dates, with more to be announced (As of April 4, 2014)

July 25, 2014
Freeman Coliseum
San Antonio, TX
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

July 26, 2014
NRG Arena (formerly Reliant Arena)
Houston, TX
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

July 27, 2014
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie, TX
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

July 29, 2014
Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

July 30, 2014
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles, CA
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

July 31, 2014
The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 2, 2014
Event Ctr. at San Jose State Univ.
San Jose, CA
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 4, 2014*
Marymoor Park Amphitheatre
Redmond, WA
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes
(*Tickets for this show go on sale April 18th)

August 6, 2014
Maverik Center
West Valley City, UT
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 7, 2014
1stBank Center
Broomfield, CO
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 9, 2014
Eagles Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 10, 2014
U.S. Bank Theatre at Target Center
Minneapolis, MN
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 13, 2014
T.D. Echo Beach
Toronto, ON
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 16, 2014
Verizon Wireless Arena
Manchester, NH
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 19, 2014
Pier Six Pavilion
Baltimore, MD
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes

August 20, 2014
Izod Center
E. Rutherford, NJ
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes

August 21, 2014
The Mann
Philadelphia, PA
With The Vamps and Special Guests Fifth Harmony, and Shawn Mendes

August 26, 2014
Stage AE Outdoors
Pittsburgh, PA
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

August 27, 2014
U.S. Bank Arena
Cincinnati, OH
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

August 29, 2014
White Oak Amphitheatre
Greensboro, NC
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

August 30, 2014
Family Circle Stadium
Charleston, SC
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

August 31, 2014
Charter Amphitheatre
Simpsonville, SC
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

September 2, 2014
Boutwell Auditorium
Birmingham, AL
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

September 5, 2014
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
St. Louis MO
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

September 6, 2014
The Woods at Fontanel
Whites Creek, TN
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

September 9, 2014
Wolstein Center
Cleveland, OH
With Special Guests Fifth Harmony Shawn Mendes and Alex Angelo

Dare to Dream Music Festival Announces Vocal Contest

The Dare to Dream Music Festival, a charity event to “empower the youth in their dreams and aspirations,” is hitting the Thousand Oaks Teen Center in Thousand Oaks, California on Saturday, April 26th 2014 at 5 p.m.

The event is being organized and promoted by entertainer Sade Champagne and is slated to feature “celebrity guest hosts, performers and appearances, community and special guest performers, inspirational speakers, audience games, vendors, raffle prizes and more.”

As part of the show, there is a call for video auditions from teen and preteen vocalists, two of whom who will be selected to perform on stage during the event. Interested parties should go to Facebook.com/sadechampagneonline for more details

According to Champagne, proceeds will be donated to the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, and raffle ticket proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Shelter.

In addition, Sade Champagne and the Teen Center will be launching their Dare To Dream Online Vocal Contest where 2 teens will win the opportunity to perform live at the festival. The festival will also be honoring entertainers and performing artists in the industry who are living their dreams while making a positive impact in the world. Some of the honorees include Disney Channel’s Drew Seeley who starred in “Another Cinderella Story” with Selena Gomez, Tanya Chisholm who starred in Nickelodeon’s hit show “Big Time Rush” and Miss Lela Brown who was a contestant on last season’s “America’s Got Talent.” The name of the festival was inspired by honoree Adam Whittington’s hit song “Dare To Dream”.

More information from their press release:

“The Thousand Oaks Teen Center provides countless teens with recreational classes, workshops, camps and many other programs dedicated to empowering and supporting the youth.The Los Angeles Dream Center’s Human Trafficking Shelter works tirelessly to rescue women and children trapped in the slave-trade throughout the county, providing them with a home, food, clothing, counseling and more. Over 80 trafficking victims have been rescued in just eight months! Sade Champagne is a professional musical artist, performer, and inspirational speaker residing in Ventura County, CA. In fall 2009 she started an entertainment production company appropriately titled Sadé Champagne Presents to create, direct and executive produce unique benefit events to help raise money, relief and awareness for non-profit organizations all over the world. Since 2009 Sade Champagne Presents has raised several thousand dollars for charities like the Destined to Live the Good Life Children’s Orphanage, BrittiCares International, People of the Second Chance, and Thousand Oaks Teen Center. She is supported by multiple Celebrity entertainers, promoted and publicized all over the US, and Sade Champagne was appointed the Official Spokeswoman for the Destined to Live the Good Life Children’s Orphanage in Zambia, Africa! She is an in-demand public speaker and performer, and continues to mentor several youth in the community.”

Admission into the festival is $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center or at the door. 

For more details contact:

Thousand Oaks Teen Center: 805-494-5156

Sade Champagne: sadechampagnemusic@gmail.com