|Gibson Gives in Partnership with Guitars For VetsCelebrates U.S. Veterans Ahead of Veterans DayWith “Rock To Remember” Concert at the Gibson Garage Evening Included Performances by Dave Mustaine, Scott Stapp, Kirk Fletcher, Tigerlily, Emerson Hart, Goodbye June, John Bohlinger Trio, U.S. Veteran Scotty Hasting, the Nashville Chapter of Guitars For Vets, and Host, Jared James Nichols “Rock To Remember” Auction Featuring Gibson Custom Shop Guitars Opens Today (Here) “Rock To Remember” Concert Will Stream Globally in Honor of “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day,” Wednesday, December 7 via GuitarsForVets.com (Here)|
|NASHVILLE, TN (November 10, 2022) This week, Gibson Gives–the charitable arm of Gibson the iconic American instrument brand–and the Guitars For Vets–celebrated U.S. Military Veterans ahead of Veterans Day with the “Rock To Remember” concert and a Live Auction at the Gibson Garage in Nashville. “Rock To Remember” raises funds to provide music programs for returning U.S. Veterans affected by PTSD. The “Rock To Remember” concert was filled by performances from a diverse group of artists including Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Scott Stapp, Kirk Fletcher, Emerson Hart, Tigirlily, Goodbye June, the John Bohlinger trio, U.S. Veteran Scotty Hasting, the Veterans of the Nashville Chapter of Guitars For Vets and host Jared James Nichols. The night included a live auction and charitable donations onsite which raised $15,000.|
A “Rock To Remember” auction featuring Gibson Custom Shop guitars has opened for bidding online today, HERE. The auction will run through Wednesday, December 7, “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” and the “Rock To Remember” concert will stream globally on the same day via Guitars for Vets: https://guitars4vets.org.
Fans can donate directly to Guitars For Vets HERE or via text at: R2R22 to 44321.
Watch as U.S. Veteran, and Guitars For Vets graduate Scotty Hasting performs his song “The Stories That They Tell” live on WSMV, NBC TV in Nashville: HERE.
|Click on the image above to play/share U.S. Veteran Scotty Hasting’s performance on WSMV NBC Nashville. “Gibson Gives is proud of our long partnership with Guitars For Vets,” explains Dendy Jarrett, Executive Director of Gibson Gives. “Watching Scotty Hasting–a U.S. veteran and a Guitars For Vets graduate–perform the songs he has written is such an inspiration to all of how this music program helps returning veterans.” “I believe that the first step in suicide prevention is to inspire those suffering in despair to keep on living and the community that is built around Guitars for Vets and Gibson Gives is doing just that,” says Patrick Nettesheim (Co-Founder, Guitars For Vets). “Together, our organizations along with the healing power of music, are blazing a path that can transform complete loss or the absence of hope into the desire to soldier on and reclaim the birthright of joy.” Guitars For Vets (G4V) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports U.S. military veterans struggling with the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by providing them with free guitars and both one on one and group lessons. To date, Guitars for Vets and its nearly 800 volunteers have gifted more than 6,000 new guitars and 60,000 music lessons to those that have endured the wounds of war. All of the instruments and accessories are provided free of charge to the Veterans in the program, but the cost must be met through donations. Gibson guitars and gear have been played on stage by countless musical icons in every genre of music. Gibson has a strong focus on supporting the global music community through its philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives. The mission of Gibson Gives is to support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education programs, music, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives–a 501(c)(3) organization–go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $3.5 million dollars worldwide. Gibson Gives is making music matter…to more people…in more ways…one guitar at a time. For more information, visit: www.gibsongives.org. For photos of “Rock To Remember,” HERE (credit Gibson).|
|Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Cesar Gueikian, Brand President, Gibson Brands, perform at the “Rock To Remember” concert at the Gibson Garage in Nashville.|
|Tigirliy perform at “Rock To Remember” at the Gibson Garage in Nashville.|
|Scott Stapp performs at the “Rock To Remember” concert at the Gibson Garage in Nashville.|
|Emerson Hart performs at the “Rock To Remember” concert live at the Gibson Garage.|
|Kirk Fletcher performs at the “Rock To Remember” concert live at the Gibson Garage.|
|Jared James Nichols performs at the “Rock To Remember” concert live at the Gibson Garage.|
|Goodbye June performs at the “Rock To Remember” concert live at the Gibson Garage.|
|Dendy Jarrett (Executive Director, Gibson Gives), Scotty Hastings (U.S. Veteran and Guitars For Vets graduate), Lowell Goldman (President and CEO, Lipman Brothers, event sponsor), Cesar Gueikian (Brand President, Gibson), Eric Weinstein (Executive Director, Guitars For Vets), and Patrick Nettesheim (Co-Founder, Guitars For Vets).|
|Guitars For Vets:GUITARS FOR VETS.ORG Gibson Gives:GIBSON GIVES.ORG Gibson:GIBSON.COM | TW | IG | FB | TT | GIBSON APP | GIBSON GARAGE |GIBSON TV About Gibson and Gibson Gives:Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 128 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, KRK, behind great music for over 30 years, and Maestro, the founder of effect pedals. Gibson guitars and gear have been played on stage by countless musical icons in every genre of music, and Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Gibson has a strong focus on supporting the global music community through the philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives. The mission of Gibson Gives is to create, develop and support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives–a 501(c)(3) organization–go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $3.5 million dollars worldwide through its mission. For a deeper look inside the history of Gibson, plan a trip to downtown Nashville to visit the Gibson Garage. At the Gibson Garage—the all-new flagship store–music lovers can experience live performances, design a dream guitar, catch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV series, and explore Gibson’s music history with captivating, interactive storytelling and memorabilia inside the historic space. The Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar experience and destination for music lovers in Nashville, and across the globe. Learn more at Gibson.com, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok, Gibson TV, and download the Gibson App. ###|