November 9th was full of surprise performances and unexpected guests at the 3rd annual Dream Out Loud Benefit Concert hosted by Dreamality Inc. The event was held at B.B. King in New York City and hosted a wide range of musical talent from rock legends like Marky Ramone, of the Ramones, and Andy Hilfiger, to pop sensations like girl group on the rise, The Janes, and platinum selling recording artist Driicky Graham.
Jini Ettigi, co-owner of Dreamality and a recording artist, also performed, bringing on stage some of the many children she has helped through her work with Dreamality. The night included performances by Gia Farrell of the hit song, “Hit Me Up,” YouTube star Kaitlyn Oliveira, and this year’s Broadway breakout star, Brennyn Lark. The Janes also took The Mannequin Challenge to the B.B. King stage which already has over 11,000 views on social media. Still, the highlight of the night was undoubtedly when Andy Hilfiger called Marky Ramone to the stage for an extended drum solo.
“This an extremely important cause,” said Ramone to the audience. “I’ve always been about the children and it’s an honor to be here with you to support them tonight!”
Through ticket sales, a high-end ticket raffle, sponsorships and generous donations, Dreamality was able to raise over $30,000. The event sponsors included Essentia Water, Tommy Hilfiger, ARTISTIX Fashions, and Hamptons Cigar Manufactory. Other familiar faces that were present included Prosper Muna of MTV’s Are You The One?, Author Dennis Vanessa, Rapper Dudley Alexander, Fashion Designer Carlos Campos, Donnie J of Making The Band, and many more!
Check out images from the event: