GRAMMY-Award Winning Superstar Pitbull Announced as Firefly Gala's Headliner

The Giving Coast

BY BRITTANY MATTIE SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY JAN 24, 2020

On Saturday, March 28th, 2020, GRAMMY award-winning superstar, Pitbull will headline Forty Carrots Family Center’s Firefly Gala. In its 10th and final year, the signature event is presented by the Dart Foundation, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Sarasota. The event will feature dinner, live auction, intimate concert, and after-concert dance party. Ariane Dart, 10-time chairwoman and Firefly Gala creator took the stage at the recent Wine Women & Shoes event to announce this year’s 10th and final Firefly Gala entertainer. The crowd went wild when she revealed, Armando Christian Perez - better known as Pitbull - will perform. “What an extraordinary honor it’s been to lead Firefly Gala the past 10 years in support of Forty Carrots Family Center," says Dart. "The funds raised help to strengthen thousands of families in our community each year. Forty Carrots’ extensive outreach in parenting education, mental health and early childhood education – with 93% of services provided at no cost to families - are vital to lifting up our community." 

Pitbull has sold over 80 million singles, has more than 84 million Facebook/Twitter/Instagram followers and over 15 billion views on YouTube. In addition to the United States, his sold-out world concert tours have taken him to North and South America, Europe and the Far East. He released his first project independent Latin album LIBERTAD 548 under his own Mr. 305 Records in September 2019.  Pitbull is also known for his many philanthropic and entrepreneurial endeavors and serves as an ambassador to the Sports Leadership Arts and Management (SLAM!) charter schools he helped to establish – striving to bring relevant experiences to the youth it serves.

Limited sponsorships remain for intimate concert seating. For more information about the 10th and final Firefly Gala or to learn how to be involved, email events@fortycarrots.com or call 941-365-7716 ext. 318, visit fireflygala.org or fortycarrots.org Follow The Firefly Gala on Facebook

Photo by Randall Slavin.

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