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The 11th Annual Young Musicians Unite (YMU) Gala

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April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The 11th Annual Young Musicians Unite (YMU) Gala will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Mana Wynwood. Chaired by acclaimed actress and filmmaker Gabrielle Anwar, the gala will be emceed by Founder and Artistic Director of Hued Songs Kumya Rowley.

Founded by musician/performer Sammy Gonzalez, YMU is a nonprofit organization which supports student music education in Miami Dade County and has served over 16,000 students, supporting its mission of “Giving Students a Voice Through Music.”

This year’s “Motown Gold” gala theme will encourage guests to dress in their best Motown style and boogie down to the evening’s live music performances by YMU’s talented young musicians, who have been working hard all year to show off their accomplishments.

By attending the Gala, guests will help YMU reach its fundraising goal of $850,000 to provide over 7,500 students in Miami-Dade free music education for the 2024/2025 academic year.

Tickets for the 11th Annual Young Musicians Unite Gala are available for $225 per person. Table reservations are also available: $1,550 for a table of eight. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.youngmusiciansunite.org/gala

*All tickets include an open bar with premium spirits, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner.

Young Musicians Unite believes that every student deserves access to music education regardless of their socio-economic background and has provided turnkey music education solutions for Title 1 schools across Miami-Dade County for the past 10 years. YMU is actively providing music programming for over 4,900 students in 40 schools in the 2024/25 school year. The organization engages student musicians through diverse, relatable music programs including Drumline, Jazz Bands, Rock Ensembles, Music Production, Modern Band, Beginning Band, and Strings. For more information, visit www.youngmusiciansunite.org or follow on Instagram at @youngmusiciansunite.


April 27
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mana Wynwood
318 NW 23rd St
Miami, Florida 33137 United States
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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.