The 22nd Annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert 

[NoHo Arts District, CA] –  The 22nd annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert on Friday, October 13 will showcase another outstanding lineup of incredible award-winning musicians and entertainers to benefit Hands4Hope LA’s free after-school youth program and single-parent support activities in North Hollywood and Van Nuys.

Starlight Serenade raises unrestricted funds that, when combined with grant funds, ensures that Hands4Hope LA meets their annual operating budget and continues to show up for the families who rely on this nonprofit neighborhood staple. The annual benefit concert strikes a chord in the community to encourage participation and contribution, gathering music lovers, professional musicians and celebrities together to celebrate and support the academic, athletic, artistic and social enrichment programs provided by Hands4Hope LA for youth and their families. This year’s event will be hosted by veteran broadcaster, actress, entertainer and author, LaRita Shelby and will feature tributes to Hall of Fame inductees Holland, Dozier, Holland songwriting team as well as performances by Saxaphonist Eric Marienthal, the Lao Tizer Band, Phat Yaki and Violinist Karen Briggs. This year’s program will also include student presentations and special guests. 


The 22nd annual Starlight Serenade Benefit Concert is the yearly fundraiser for Hands4Hope LA’s free programs for underserved youth in the East Valley.


 Friday, October 13, 2023 at 6pm


Television Academy Wolf Theatre

5220 Lankershim Blvd., NoHo Arts District, CA 91601


The event is open to the public, with tickets available at

Suggested donation is $100 for event general admission and with special VIP tickets at $250. Limited sponsorship opportunities still available. 

The 22nd Annual Starlight Serenade Virtual Benefit Concert 

About Hands4Hope LA 

Hands4Hope LA ​​provides support to youth and their parents from low-income, underserved, predominantly single-parent minority households to improve their quality of life. This is accomplished by offering free S.T.E.A.M.- based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) after-school programs and low-cost academic summer camp for youth ages 8 to 18 in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. Parents are supported through workshops, individualized referrals and personalized care.

About the Lineup 

Holland, Dozier, Holland

Motown’s most successful songwriting and production team, who were responsible for 10 of the Supremes’ 12 American number-one singles.

Eric Marienthal 

Eric Marienthal is a nine-time Grammy Award-nominated and two-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and  Music Director for Jazz Cruises, LLC. Jazz Cruises.

Karen Briggs  

“I’ve never seen a violinist exude such sensual, catlike, gleeful joy in her playing, before or since.” Posted on 18 September 2013 by Fletcher DeLancey.

Lao Tizer Band  

This ensemble of world-renowned musicians has taken Tizer’s vision to a new level 

Phat Yaki  

Four of the dopest young musicians you’ll find in these L.A. streets. They go by the unforgettable name: Phat Yaki.