The Carmel Youth Center has a rich and colorful history, beginning with our founder—entertainer, philanthropist Bing Crosby.

theEVENT: A Benefit for the Carmel Youth Center

Lisa Taylor with Jesse DeCarlo Join us for a fantastic evening of music, drinks and food at the beautiful Sunset Center! This year's fundraiser will be featuring local restaurants, wineries and breweries showcasing your favorites. Come and fill your complimentary wine glass with your favorite beverage and dance the night away while sampling the best of our local chefs. Don't miss the "Oyster Bar" where Flaherty's will be teaching everyone the art of oyster shucking. Take a picture at our "Selfie Station" or on the red carpet, or maybe you just want to have your caricature drawn, compliments of the CYC. This year's musical performance will be provided by Jesse DeCarlo+Rough Jazz Collective, featuring the talented Lisa Taylor. Amazing silent auction and raffle prizes, live painting during the event by local artist Kristy Chettle Sebok! Get your tickets now before they are all gone!

See you at theEVENT!

Here's what the Monterey County Weekly has to say:

"Jesse DeCarlo doesn’t do "smooth jazz." In fact, to make that point clear he dubbed his band The Rough Jazz Collective. To DeCarlo, that means drawing from the funk and soul tinged jazz of the '60s. To audiences, that means colorful, dynamic performances that command attention that’s different from lounge act experiences. [SK]"

The Dish
theEVENT: Benefiting the Carmel Youth Center
Date/Time: Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3pm to 7pm
Location: Sunset Center, San Carlos & 9th, Carmel, CA
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Get your EARLY BIRD tickets now for $65.

Early Bird tickets close before midnight on September 9th.

Tickets are $85 at the door.

For questions or more information please call (831) 624-3285.

Our Silent Auction

Here are just a few of the more than 50 Silent Auction items waiting for you.

Airfare Artemis Boots Golf Holly Farm Hotel Room Johnny Apodaca Katherine Bust Land Rover School Limousine Ride Paul Steftel Scheid Wine Casa Palmero Spa

Let's work together for a great cause!

Become part of this great fundraiser by sponsoring theEVENT, or donating an auction item of your choice. With your contribution, you will be making a difference in the lives of local youth with lasting effects. You tax deductible donation will go directly to the Carmel Youth Center's enrichment programs as well as facility improvements. It is the mission of the CYC to positively impact local youth in a safe and supportive environment.

To learn how you can help please call or email us directly:, (831) 624-3285.

Event Sponsors and Supporters

Carmel Youth Center would like to thank the following for their contributions to theEVENT:

AquaTerra Culinary Affina Restaurant Artemis Turkish Kitchen Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill A.W. Shucks Alpha Omega Anton & Michel Basil Carmel Chamber of Commerce Carmel Realty Carmel Belle Carmel Honey Company Doc Pepe's Lab elizabeth W Enzo Ristorante Italiano Felicia Pfleger Designs Flaherty's Forest Theater Guild The Grill on Ocean Avenue Hare Construction Jewel Boutique Lafayette Monterey Peninsul Surgery Centers, LLC Lugano Swiss Bistro KRML Mad Otter Ale Monterey Signs PepeCello Pixels Graphic Design Porter's in the Forest Pescadero Revival Ice Cream Scheid Family Wines Starbucks Vintage Property Management The Quill