Gibson Garage Two-Year Anniversary Celebration ‘Garage Fest’ Set For June During CMA Week

5 June 2023 | 12:18 pm | Mallory Arbour

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The iconic, and leading global instrument brand, Gibson will launch Garage Fest Wednesday, June 7 – Saturday, June 10 at the Gibson Garage in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Falling on the two-year 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.

Gibson Garage Fest kicks off Wednesday, June 7 with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth coming by the Gibson Garage for a special in-store autograph signing event. He will sign any Gibson Brands guitar as well as a limited-edition poster which will be offered onsite only.

Thursday, June 8 will feature live performances all day and night, kicking off at 2:00pm 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 10:00am with Charlie Worsham’s Donuts and Jam featuring live music from the country superstar and a meet and greet/photo opportunity for fans along with donuts and coffee.

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On Saturday starting at 11:30am - 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 opportunities onsite.

Back inside the Garage at 2:00pm 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.

View the complete schedule for Gibson Garage Fest here.

The Gibson Garage is located at 209 10th Avenue South Nashville, TN (Cummins Station-street level) and is free and open to the public daily Monday–Saturday from 11-6pm, and from 12-6pm on Sunday.

Gibson, the leading iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 130 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivalled among musical instrument companies.