Local Musician Raises Funds For Music Programs at Carlsbad Schools

Benefit Concert to be held at Park Hyatt Aviara® Resort on Saturday, June 21, 2014

Carlsbad, Calif. – The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) is kicking off the summer with a family friendly concert event featuring local 15 year-old singer/song-writer Cody Lovaas.Caution, a band formed out of Valley Middle School, will open for Lovaas. This very special event will take place at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort on Saturday, June 21st, 2014. Proceeds from this fundraising event will help finance district-wide music at all elementary schools and provide support to the middle and high school music programs in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

Influenced by artists such as Jason Mraz, Amos Lee and Jack Johnson, Cody Lovaas seamlessly combines his love for music and surf into fluid blues-imbued acoustic machinations. Also a skilled ukulele player, Cody is beginning to carve out the early stages of a signature sound. “We at Bill Silva Management are honored to work with such an authentic artist,” said Vince Schultz, adding that Lovaas is the agency’s youngest client. “At 15 he has a heart of gold, always giving back. He is growing into a shining star.”

“ParkHyatt Aviara Resort is proud to partner with the Carlsbad Educational Foundation for this exciting concert event. Education is extremely important to the Park Hyatt brand, and with all donations benefitting local music education, we are thrilled to host this event” said Scott Allen, General Manager of the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

The concert will take place at the Park Hyatt Aviara outdoor concert venue on Kingfisher Drive, adjacent to the tennis center. Gates open at 4:00 pm and music will begin at 5:00 pm. Guests will enjoy tapas and drinks, generously provided by Fresco Trattoria, Senor Grubby’s, and Flippin’ Pizza, in addition to exciting dessert options from Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt, Rita’s Italian Ice and Nothin’ Bundt Cakes.

“With the public schools in our community continuing to experience budget challenges and Carlsbad Unified receiving the lowest funding per student for all school districts in San Diego County, the Carlsbad Educational Foundation has stepped up to raise private support for programs that would not otherwise happen. We are grateful for our partnership with Park Hyatt Aviara Resort and the incredible generosity of the local vendors who are participating! We appreciate their commitment to education and their collaboration with the Foundation” said chief executive officer, Valin Brown.

General admission tickets are only $25, $30 at the door or enjoy the event as a VIP guest for $50 (pre-sale only until June 20th) with front row seats, a special gift bag and a meet and greet with Cody! Tickets can be purchased online athttp://www.carlsbaded.org/.

About the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

Situated on Southern California’s sun-drenched Pacific Coast, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is a luxurious seaside hotel in Carlsbad, California, just north of San Diego, where guests are inspired to relax and indulge. From atop a high ridge on the shore of Batiquitos Lagoon, a wildlife sanctuary and a place of natural beauty, and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Park Hyatt Aviara is a AAA Five Diamond San Diego resort that’s far from ordinary.

Guests can relax in 329 spacious guest rooms– including 44 stylish suites – with private balconies or landscaped terraces with magnificent ocean, garden and golf course views. Savor fresh, organic California cuisine at our acclaimed restaurants and bars. Our North San Diego resort also features expansive facilities for meetings and special events, enhanced by complete resort amenities, from fine dining and catering, to a luxurious spa. Enjoy the sparkling pools, play a game of tennis, get energized in the fitness center or experience our Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole championship golf course.

About the Carlsbad Educational Foundation

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation(CEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1983 to raise private support for public education and programs that support educational excellence for 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. CEF provides increased educational opportunities for all students in the Carlsbad Unified School District by developing and funding impactful programs.

Funding over half a million dollars in support annually, since its inception, the foundation has contributed over $6 million to Carlsbad schools for hands-on science, district-wide music, educational innovation and technology. CEF also operates a licensed daily, before and after school Kids’ Care program to support working parents, weekly summer and after-school enrichment camps for kindergarten through middle school-aged kids, and a CEF Summer Academy to provide advancement credit classes for high school students. Participants in these summer enrichment programs do not need to be registered in the Carlsbad Unified School District. For more information, visit http://www.carlsbaded.org/.