Leading global instrument brand Gibson will stage Garage Fest Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10 at the Gibson Garage (209 10th Ave. South #209) in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Falling on the second anniversary of the opening of the Gibson Garage — Nashville's must-see destination for music lovers — Gibson Garage Fest will kick off with live performances and events with music superstars and emerging acts during CMA Week. Gibson Garage Fest is open to the public and will feature intimate, live music performances, and events, daily at the Gibson Garage. Fans can attend live shows, autograph signings, participate in guitar-playing lessons with renowned experts, and interact with the iconic brand Gibson — as well as its philanthropic arm Gibson Gives.
Wednesday, June 7
* 2:00-4:00 p.m. Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) autograph-signing event.
Mustaine will sign any Gibson Brands guitar as well as special limited-edition poster which will be offered onsite only.
Thursday, June 8
* 2:00 Live music performances all day and night
Kick-off with music from the Gibson Garage team: Jenna Weidner, Dylan Jenkins, Shane Hunt, Scott Wasnak, John Wohlford and Matt
* 3:00 Dani Rose (HONEY COUNTY)
* 4:00 Vincent Mason
* 5:00 Dawson Anderson (TEMECULA ROAD)
* 7:00 Garage Private Party (media RSVP required)
* 7:15 Devon Thompson
* 8:00 Emily Wolfe
* 9:00 VIP supergroup
Friday, June 9
* 2:00 Live music performances all day
* 2:00 Notes4Notes Kids Jam
* 3:00 Whitney Miller
* 4:00 Mackenzie Porter
* 5:00 Adeem The Artist
Saturday, June 10
* 10:00 Live music performances and events all day
* 10:00 Donuts and Jam with Charlie Worsham
Charlie Worsham acoustic performance, meet-and-greet/photos, donuts, and coffee served.
* 11:30 Gibson Gives Foundation + FreeGuitars4Kids event (parking lot)
Gibson Gives and Gibson artists will be onsite gifting 200 guitars to
FG4K youth members.
* 2:00 Kapali Long
* 3:00 Cassandra Lewis
* 4:00 Mya Byrne
* 5:00 Ashley Cooke
Thursday, June 8 will feature live performances all day and night, kicking off at 2:00 p.m. with music from the Gibson Garage team Jenna Weidner, Dylan Jenkins, Shane Hunt, Scott Wasnak, John Wohlford and Matt Boyer. Next, live music will continue with performances from Dani Rose (HONEY COUNTY),Vincent Mason, Dawson Anderson (TEMECULA ROAD),and culminating with a Gibson Garage afterparty with performances from Devon Thompson, Emily Wolfe, and a VIP supergroup.
Friday, June 9 features live performances from Notes4Notes kids — a Gibson Gives nonprofit partner, followed by live music from popular country music artists including Whitney Miller, Mackenzie Porter and Adeem The Artist.
Saturday, June 10 at the Garage will kick off early at 10:00 a.m. with Charlie Worsham's Donuts And Jam featuring live music from the country superstar and a meet-and-greet/photo opp for fans along with donuts and coffee.
On Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. and running through 1:30 across the street in the Garage parking lot, Gibson Gives has teamed up with Free Guitars 4 Kids (FG4K) a non-profit organization serving the Nashville metro area dedicated to providing musical instruments, specifically guitars, to children who may not have the means to afford one. Gibson Gives and Gibson artists will be onsite gifting 200 guitars to FG4K youth members. Fans can attend and explore the Gibson Mobile Garage and the Infinite Guitar Tunnel and see the Ford Truck "Mary Ford" on the corner of 10th and Demonbreun for photo opps onsite.
Back inside the Garage at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, more live music will kick off hotly tipped Americana, country, and blues artists, including Kapali Long, Cassandra Lewis, Mya Byrne and Ashley Cooke.
Two years 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 to experience live music, plug-in and play more than 400 electric and acoustic guitars from Gibson Custom Shop to Epiphone, explore the entire collection of MESA/Boogie amplifiers, KRK audio gear, and more.
At the Gibson Garage music lovers across the globe can experience live performances, design a dream made to measure guitar, catch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV series, and explore Gibson's 130-year music history with captivating, interactive storytelling and memorabilia inside the historic space. The 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 and KRK.