“Future Disruptors” Benefit Showcases Young Hollywood Talent!

Disney & Nickelodeon Stars Come Together To Support Inaugural Youth Music & Arts Education Event

HOLLYWOOD, CA – June 29, 2017 – An array of young stars from hit Disney Channel and Nickelodeon shows, along with select young musical and dance artists, performed a concert on Sunday, June 25th from 1:30 – 4 PM at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA. The original showcase of rising talent, produced by Savoir Agency, is the start of a movement designed to inspire parents, help children find their creative voice, and combat the under-funding of the Arts in schools.

“We are thrilled that the response to first our event “Future Disruptors,” was so positive,” said event producers Marta Stattmiller and Tamalin Srisook. “Overall, the day drew in great array of rising stars that showcased some incredible performances.”

“Partnering with Savoir was an extraordinary experience,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director, Wendy Winks. “Our inaugural event further illustrates the interest by our youth of the arts in all forms. We will continue to support these efforts by having a second event later this year.”

The day was filled with live music and performances by the best and brightest shining stars in Hollywood. Some of the highlights included Heffron Drive, starring Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush) and Dustin Belt, with Demian Arriaga on percussion.  Other performers who appeared during the afternoon were:

Asher Angel of Disney Channel’s Andi Mack
Sean Ryan Fox of Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger
Ricardo Hurtado of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock
Megan Lee of Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop
Lance Lim of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock
Ruby Rose Turner of Netflix’s Fuller House
Breanna Yde of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock

Additionally, there were student performances from the Get Down District hip-hop dance troupe, and a student band from Burbank Music Academy. Center Staging served as the official sponsor of the top-of-the-line backline and sound equipment for the musical performances.

The musical performances were directed by Demian Arriaga, who has worked with The Jonas Brothers, Victoria Justice, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande and more. The event was hosted by  Harmonie Krieger – a seasoned TV Host, Lifestyle Expert, Brand Spokesperson, and founder of Pop Your Shop. Harmonie hosted CMT’s Trick My Trucker and multiple programming for ESPN and Fashion Week.

The celebrity guests who appeared on the red carpet to support the event were brothers Jacob Garnatz and Alan Garnatz models/actors (H&M, Target) featured on international recording artist Zmny’s video “Alhaji” Jacob; Lulu Lambros (“Stuck in the Middle”/Disney Channel); and Gavin Magnus (“Reckless Juliets”).

The media outlets that attended the event were Getty Images, Momblogger Emily Wagner of Groomedla.com, ChannelAlexis2k6, an online outlet and YouTube Channel and Hot Moms Club. Our internal crew featured interviews conducted by actress, host, and founder of blog SamSoMuch, Samantha Gutstadt. Sam currently works with Nylon Magazine creating content, as well as appears on Almost Perfect Life Hacks on Awestruck Network.

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Future Disruptors Review on Groomed LA!

When I’m not blogging here [on Groomed LA], I am an arts educator in South Central. I teach Performing Arts in a charter school and during the summer I teach art to kids. It’s the greatest work I do. I was a child performer from the age of 6 on and when I tell you that nothing is more important than giving kids the space to find themselves creatively – I mean it – from first hand experience as both an artist and teacher.
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Future Distruptors on Instagram!

@futuredisruptors and @ovationmusicfund put together an incredible event last weekend to raise $ and awareness for the grossly underfunded arts in inner city schools (where I happen to be a full time performing arts educator in south central). It was an inspiring day of acts from Disney and Nickelodeon shows (@andimackdisneychannel @school_of_rock.nickelodeon etc). And boy did it work to inspire!my 11 year old has never ever done this. Aria is totally shy and usually says nothing when she any attention Is on her. She was so moved by @asherdovangel and @breannayde that she set up my camera and sang for 3 hours non stop. Take after take. (Same song OMG). We got to sleep at midnight but holy wow did something awaken. Thank you #futuredisrupters #savoiragency and everyone for doing what you set out to do. You set one kid on fire 🔥 and we can't wait to see you next year. I say let's do a talent search!!!

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CharityBuzz Winner Proposes Marriage During “Live Your Rock N’ Roll Dream” Experience @ Soundcheck Live!

Soundcheck Live at Lucky Strike Hollywood made some big rock n’ roll dreams come true on March 8th! The “rock experience” package that they donated to our CharityBuzz auction was won by Matthias Giese, a drummer from Germany. Matthias and his girlfriend flew from Germany to Hollywood so that he could perform two songs with the professional musicians in the Soundcheck Live Resident Band. The funds raised helped some very deserving kids receive much-desired music scholarships. But the “dream come true” didn’t stop there. Matthias stepped to the front of the stage after his first song, and asked his girlfriend to come closer. He climbed down from the stage, bent down on both knees, professed his love and asked her to marry him!

Check out this video of his proposal!

What a great night, and a beautiful way to raise money for kids while also creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the winner. Thank you Lucky Strike, and thank you CharityBuzz!




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“Concerts, Master Classes, Clinics, Lessons, Workshops and Wellness for Guitarists. Celebrating the preservation and diversity of the guitar through advocacy, connection and community.

Making a difference in the world through music is our goal. We invite you to become part of the larger conversation of sharing music to create change in the world.

Bring your friends, your guitar, an open mind and join us for the mystery that awaits as we escape completely on the Ultimate Guitar Cruise.”

Thank you to Ultimate Guitar Cruise for donating a portion of the proceeds to Ovation Music Fund! Prices increase on April 2nd, so book now!