Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to hold concert benefit

After a brief hiatus, the Carmel Valley Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is bringing back its popular concert event“Sounds of Hope for Children” on Saturday, Oct. 12. This will be the group’s first outdoor concert, called “Under the Stars,” and will benefit Rady Children’s NICU at Scripps Encinitas—Expansion Project.

The sure-to-sell-out evening will include dinner, cocktails and a stage show by award- winning artist Mat Kearney. The entertainment will continue with a DJ for the “after party” immediately following the concert.

Mat Kearney will perform his honest, heartfelt and hypnotic music “Under the Stars” at San Diego’s newest performance venue, the Illumina Amphitheatre. Attendees will be among the first in San Diego to enjoy a concert at this contemporary, state-of- the-art concert site.

Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of L.A.’s Border Grill, Food Network fame and Bravo’s “Top Chefs Masters” are handling the catering for the event, so guests can count on a very special culinary experience as well. Dining offerings will be in keeping with Border Grill’s innovative modern Mexican cuisine. Signature cocktails, margaritas and mojitos, and beer and wine selections will round out the drinks menu.

This unique event is sure to make you move your feet, warm your heart, and put a smile on your face. Tickets are just $150 per guest and are now available online, by phone or by mail. The Oct. 12 event begins at 6:30 p.m. To learn more about Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, become a sponsor, make a donation, or purchase tickets to “Sounds of Hope for Children 2013- Under the Stars” please visit, email or call 858-461-0321.