The new Gibson Garage recently celebrated its grand opening with artists, Nashville city leaders, and the Gibson team gathering to celebrate the new destination which offers the ultimate guitar experience in the heart of downtown Nashville.
Fans lined up around the block to attend the opening of the Gibson Garage–falling on Les Paul’s 106th birthday–and enjoyed live music all day long leading up to the Gibson Live: A Celebration of Artists to Benefit Gibson Gives, a global concert. The event featured performances from the Gibson Garage and all over the world from Warren Haynes, Margo Price, Kip Moore, James Bay, Lzzy Haleand Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, Marcus King, Orianthi, Samantha Fish, Morgan Wade, Fer Casillas, Sadler Vaden, Tak Matsumoto, Celisse, Emily Wolfe, Jared James Nichols with Joe Bonamassa, Laura Cox, Wax, and more. Gibson Gives is donating 100% of the concert proceeds to MusiCares and Save The Music.
Located at 209 10th Avenue South in Nashville, the new Gibson Garage is the place to explore, play, and shop all things Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, MESA/Boogie, and KRK, including guitars, apparel, gear, and accessories.
“Beth (my wife) and I attended the grand opening of the Gibson Garage this week and WOW!” says Mike Voltz, Gibson Brands recently retired director of Research & Development, a 36-year veteran employee of the company. “In addition to being one of the finest retail experiences I have ever had, the Gibson Garage provides an amazing performance venue for artists and a great hang for the rest of us. The display of exceptional historical instruments brings true significance to all of the new guitars, amps, monitors and apparel for sale. As a builder, I especially appreciate the thought and care that went into creating the perfect environmental protection for the guitars from the acoustic salon to the Custom Shop Murphy Lab. The Garage reflects where Gibson is headed and it’s great!”
Fans across the globe that are unable to visit Nashville can experience the Gibson Garage in the brand-new episode of Gibson TV series The Scene. Host Mark Agnesi and Niko Moon take viewers on a tour of the Gibson Garage and show off the backstage artist lounge, which includes a secret vault containing historic guitars including a 1959 Les Paul, a 1958 Korina Flying V, a 1957 Les Paul TV Special, a 1961 SG Standard, and more.