May 17, 2016

Music Matters Luncheon

Our Music Matters Luncheon is an annual fundraiser dedicated to why music matters to our city and our organization.  The Music Matters luncheon will kick off our KING Concert Club for 2017 and announce all participating artists for next year.
November 14, 2016
Hotel Van Zandt
11:30 am
Keynote Speaker: Derek Clark
Click here today to be a part of the Fourth Annual Music Matters Luncheon! Proceeds from the Luncheon provide free weekly music mentorship to youth in foster care.

For details on sponsorship benefits please refer to our Music Matters Luncheon 2016 Sponsor Brochure below.


Derek Clark

Derek is an inspiring speaker and trainer has been featured on Headline News, The Steve Harvey TV Show, The Ricki Lake Show and other shows around the world. He has recently become a viral video sensation with his “Rapping Dad” videos which have had millions of views and have been featured on Best of Instagram and Vine. He is the author of six books including “Never Limit Your Life” “Disable The Label” and the “I Will Never Give Up” book series. As a speaker, author, and singer/songwriter, Derek has spoken and performed his music from Australia to Canada including a President of the United States. His true-life trials and personal triumphs have inspired organizations with his message of hope and unwavering perseverance.

Derek Clark’s life is one of resilience and redemption. As a child, he suffered unthinkable child abuse, abandonment, and emotional distress before being turned over to the psychiatric hospital at age five. His thirteen years in the San Francisco bay area foster care system reflected an early life of humiliation, aggression, emotional distress, overwhelming anxiety and being wrongfully labeled. With amazing help from his foster parents, a great social worker and mentors, he has defied the artificial limitations imposed upon him. Derek knows firsthand how to cope with adversity and overcoming hardship. His past has never held him back from accomplishing what he set his heart and mind to. From owning a very successful corporation to having a family, his maxim is to make no excuses. 

His maxim is to make no excuses. He has turned his situation from a victim to a victor, equipping him with the wisdom and the will to never give up.

To find out more about Derek Clark and his inspiring programs, visit