MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:

Thurs., Aug. 15

GRETSCH® BRINGS 130TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TO CHICAGO  

WHAT: Gretsch is honored to invite friends and family to an in-store experience commemorating 130 years of excellence.

Hosted in Central Chicago’s Guitar Center, the celebration will offer onlookers an exciting evening featuring Gretsch guitarist and Australia’s Got Talent winner Joe Robinson and his trio, Mister Barrington, featuring Gretsch drum artist Zach Danziger.

In addition, performing members of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Bobby Gibson, Frank Gruner, Wayne Johnson and John Standefer will be in attendance. The evening will also include a special appearance by Gretsch President Fred Gretsch and Gretsch CFO Dinah Gretsch.

WHEN:          Thurs., Aug. 15, 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Guitar Center
                 Central Chicago

                 2633 North Halsted

                 Chicago, IL 60614 

NOTES: Gretsch artists and key representatives are available for interviews

MEDIA RSVP: Pauline France, 480-845-5573 ph., pfrance@fender.com
 

*** PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ***

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