NASHVILLE, TN (June 3, 2022) The leading global guitar brand, Gibson will launch Gibson Garage Fest Week–a celebration of Gibson’s past, present and future of shaping sound through generations and genres of music–from Monday, June 6 — Sunday, June 12 at the Gibson Garage (209 10th Ave. South #209, Nashville, TN) in downtown Nashville, TN. Falling on the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Gibson Garage–Nashville’s newest music experience and must-see destination for guitar lovers–Gibson Garage Fest Week will kick off with live performances from music superstars and the hottest emerging CMA artists. Gibson Garage Fest Week is open to the public and will feature intimate, live music performances and experiences, daily at the Gibson Garage. Fans can attend artist Q&A’s, participate in guitar-playing lessons with world-renowned experts, and interact with the iconic guitar brand Gibson–as well as its philanthropic arm Gibson Gives, to win one-of-a-kind music prizes, experiences, and support the music community of Music City USA, Nashville.
Gibson Garage Fest Week performances and events kick off at the Gibson Garage on Monday, June 6 with Matt Heafy–frontman and guitarist of Trivium–giving guitar lessons to School Of Rock-Nashville students alongside Gibson’s G3 youth players. On Tuesday, June 6, Matt Heafy will launch his new guitar collection at the Garage with a fan Q&A, short demo, and Livestream. Later that evening, fans can catch an intimate, live performance from Heafy at the “Matt Heafy at the Gibson Garage benefitting Gibson Gives”; for tickets: HERE. All proceeds from the performance will go to Gibson Gives, which supports the global music community through its mission to create, develop, and fund non-profit organizations worldwide in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, and health and wellness initiatives.
Thursday, June 9–the official one-year anniversary of the opening of the Gibson Garage–features a full day of performances and events starting with Darius Rucker visiting the Garage stage at 9:00 am for a special music performance and donation presentation from Gibson Gives to the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) fund for music education.
For one-day-only on Thursday, fans will have the chance to win “Gibson Golden Pick” prizes by reaching into the MESA/Boogie amplifier–in the center of the Garage–and grabbing a pick. Many prizes will be awarded at the Garage at 6:00 pm, including the ultimate “Golden Pick” Grand Prize which includes:
- Gibson Made-to-Measure Custom Guitar.
- A tour of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville.
- A tour of the Gibson Garage Vault.
Next up at the Garage, will be blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher, followed by Hannah Dasher, Danielle Bradbery, Elvie Shane, Filmore, Cooper Alan, Ernest, and a surprise guest TBA. Also, on Thursday June 9 Gibson will take over the parking lot across from the Garage with the Gibson Truck, Photo Opps, free swag, and the chance to take a spin at the Gibson Gives Wheel and win prizes to support the foundation.
On Friday, June 10 live performances at the Gibson Garage will include Laci Kaye Booth, Callista Clark, country guitar lessons with world-renowned instructor Marty Schwartz, and more music sets from Tiera, Honey County, and Temecula Road.
Saturday, June 11 will be another full day of music featuring Meghan Linsey, Ashley Cooke, Chip Esten and special guest, Eric Paslay, Phangs, a special one-hour set from blues phenom Marcus King, and a performance from Stephanie Quayle. Sunday June 12 will feature music from Sean Stemaly, Alana Springsteen, Parmalee, and Love and Theft.
One year after opening its doors, the Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar and music experience in Nashville, Music City USA. People from around the world visit the Gibson Garage where fans can experience live music, play more than 400 guitars from Gibson Custom Shop to Epiphone, electric to acoustic, plug-in to the entire collection of MESA/Boogie amplifiers, learn songs from guitar expert Marty Schwartz, and more.
The new Gibson Garage is the place to explore Gibson’s past, present, and future. Inside the Gibson Garage, fans can plug-in and play all things Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, MESA/Boogie, Maestro, andKRK, catch an icon on the Garage stage, try out the full line of electric and acoustic guitars, and shop for their favorite guitar, apparel, gear, and accessories. Whether you are a seasoned professional musician, a casual guitar player, a beginner, or simply a music fan, the Gibson Garage is open to all, and the new, must-see destination in Nashville.
Step inside the Gibson Garage to explore and shop full collections, experience exclusive, live music performances, design a dream guitar, catch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV network, and explore Gibson’s rich, 128-year music history with captivating, interactive storytelling and memorabilia displays. The Gibson Garage provides a state-of-the-art stage for livestreaming concert performances in a modern environment, a climate-controlled Gibson Acoustic Salon, a Custom Shop Murphy Lab–to build your own guitar—a Repair and Restoration Center, and a global flagship store across Gibson, Gibson Acoustic, Gibson Custom Shop, Epiphone, Kramer, MESA/Boogie, Maestro, and KRK. At the Gibson Garage, fans can take a piece of history home with one-of-a-kind, in-store offers on limited-edition guitars, instruments, gear, accessories, and exclusive Gibson apparel. Take a tour of the Gibson Garage on Gibson TV HERE.
The Gibson Garage is located at 209 10th Avenue South Nashville, TN (Cummins Station-street level) and is open daily Monday–Saturday from 11:00-6:00 pm, and from 12:00-6:00 pm on Sunday.