Bacara Resort & Spa
Santa Barbara, California
Dream Foundation’s 14th Annual Celebration of Dreams Gala will be held at the Bacara Resort & Spa on November 7, 2015. This event, which features sumptuous cuisine, high profile guests and spectacular entertainment, is considered Santa Barbara’s premier philanthropic celebration, raising funds for the terminally ill adults and families whom we are privileged to serve.
This year we are proud to honor Gentiva Hospice Foundation, honoring 16 years in partnership, 9000 dreams served and over $5 million in donations.
Celebrating the steadfast support of those who have contributed to Dream Foundation's mission over the past 21 years.
Award-winning performers take the stage to support Dream Foundation.
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice — and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, “it comes the closest,”Roberge says.”Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album. It’s an elusive thing to capture, so I’ll never say we nailed it,”Roberge says. “But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that.” The one-of-a kind experience of watching an O.A.R. concert has made them one of the top live bands to see today.
Sara Stevens has the kind of voice you hear once in a lifetime. Whether she’s singing an operatic aria, a musical theater standard or a tune she helped to write, Sara’s ability to embody the soul of a song is a rare gift. What’s even more amazing is that she is only 15 years old.
Growing up in Marietta, Georgia, Sara’s abilities were evident at a very early age. Sara’s parents encouraged her love of music by taking her to a performance of La Boheme at the Met at age 6 and started her on private vocal lessons three years later. It wasn’t long before Sara won first place in the American Protégé International Music Competition, which opened many doors for her, giving her the chance to perform on the legendary stage at Carnegie Hall. Nowadays you can find Sara performing at a number of private events and galas as well as singing the National Anthem for major sports teams including the New York Giants and New York Red Bulls.
Defying the confining easy paths to success as an artist is what makes Natalie Noone a singer with a bright future, but it is raw talent that gives her the aura of an emerging star.
Raised in California and now resident of Nashville, Natalie enjoyed in her chronological and artistic youths the example of her father, Peter Noone, front man of British Invasion hit-makers Herman’s Hermits, who still continues to sell out venues large and small.
She is unmistakably her own woman as a singer and musician, however, and her eclectic style is refreshingly free of obvious emulation. Though reminiscent of the young Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, and even the legendary chanteuses of her mother’s native France, Natalie’s personal idiom is a fusion of American roots music and sophisticated threads of European music. Surprising the audience with songs in French and Spanish, hers is not as much a traditional ‘Nashville’ or ‘Blues’ sound as an appealing synthesis of aspects of a wide array of styles and genres that she skillfully allies to the nuances of lyrics. A guitarist whose playing far exceeds the level of many strum-as-they-sing musicians’ accomplishments, she is unafraid of sparse textures that highlight her abilities as a vocal storyteller.
Eloise DeJoria • Jelinda DeVorzon • Hollye Jacobs • Holly Murphy • Sandi Nicholson • Mireille Noone • Priscilla Presley, Ambassador
Colleen Barnett-Taylor & Michael Taylor • Laurel Barrack • Tracy & Michael Bollag • Ella & Scott Brittingham • Eloise and John Paul DeJoria • Jelinda & Barry DeVorzon • Michelle & Luke Ebbin • Ivana & Andrew Firestone • Alexandra & Hanson Gifford • Hollye & Jeff Jacobs • Jill & Neil Levinson • Diana & Ralph MacFarlane • Mari & Patrick McAlister • Marla McNally Phillips & Lee Phillips • Arlene Montesano • Holly & Bob Murphy • Ursula & Pat Nesbitt • Sandi & Bill Nicholson • Mireille & Peter Noone • Nina & Eric Phillips • Leslie Ridley-Tree • Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught • Lisa & David Wolf
Mara Abboud • Kyle Brace • Walter Claudio • Kendall Conrad • Tiffany Foster • Lynette Hall • Teri Lebow • Lisa Loiacono • Nohl Martin • Jillian Muller • Kathy Nicolson • Shirin Rajaee • Christina Rottman • Ginger Salazar • Laura Shelburne • Cynthia Spivey • Daryl Stegall • Angela Zungri
The Gala Dream Lounge After Party, featuring the sweet sounds of Grammy Nominated producer and Award Winning remixer, DJ Chris Cox, will take place in the spectacularly transformed lobby of the Bacara Resort & Spa. Dance the night away and enjoy cocktails at the Dream Bar sponsored by Patrón Tequila and tasty bites from the Carl’s Jr.® Star Diner™—all in support of our mission to serve the final dreams of terminally ill adults.
Guests who are attending Dream Foundation's the 14th Annual Celebration of Dreams Gala main event, will receive automatic access to the Gala Dream Lounge After Party
Chris Cox’s career in electronic music first took off working side by side with Academy Award winning music legend Giogio Morodex. Aferwards, Cox then helped create top-selling label Interhit Records, recipients of the first dance music Grammy. Then came his genre-defining work under the hit-making moniker Thunderpuss.
For Chris Cox, it’s been a whirlwind ever since, as his travels have taken him from New York City to Tokyo, Paris to Sydney, Las Vegas to Miami, Rio de Janeiro to Beijing, and tour stops in other major cities you can think of. Chris has performed at Lollapalooza, Coachella, White Party, Black & Blue, Rio Carinval, and the Grammys.
Generation Dream Committee: Heather Hambleton, Chair • Cameron Casey • Jacques Habra • Tarik Khashoggi • Dawn Mitcham • Chris Snowden