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Contact: Lynn Robison, Executive Director
BROTHERHOOD OF THE GUITAR TO HOLD BENEFIT CONCERT AT HARD ROCK PHOENIX IN SUPPORT OF THE FENDER MUSIC FOUNDATION
Agoura Hills, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2014) – Brotherhood of the Guitar, an organization committed to finding talented, young guitarists, will host a benefit concert in support of the Fender Music Foundation (FMF) at Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix on Sat., March 1.
The concert will feature performances by Run 2 Cover, Colin Shaw of Run 2 Cover, Gus Campbell, Dillon Brown, and Josh J., with a special guest appearance by Gene Simmons protégé and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Micki Free. During the concert a silent auction will be held for a Black Jackson Dinky DKXT Guitar with (EMG Pickups) – Serial # NHJ1200885 signed by those performing at the event to help raise money for the foundation.
“Music education and music therapy are a vital resource for building strong people and communities. No one knows what good music brings better than those who participate in it, and together we can create a brighter future through its making,” said Fender Music Foundation Executive Director Lynn Robison.
Hard Rock Cafe Phoenix is located at 3 South 2nd St in Downtown Phoenix. The event is open to all ages with a $5 admission charge. Sponsors include Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Guitar Center, and Ernie Ball, with proceeds benefiting the music education and music therapy programs supported by the Fender Music Foundation.
About the Fender Music Foundation
The Fender Music Foundation was founded in 2005 by Larry Thomas, then former CEO of Guitar Center and present CEO of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Since its inception, FMF has put instruments in the hands of over 200,000 persons nationwide through donations to qualifying music education and music therapy programs. FMF believes that music participation fosters community and is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. For more information, visit fendermusicfoundation.org.
About the Brotherhood of the Guitar
Brotherhood of the Guitar is a program that rock and roll photographer Robert Knight put together with Guitar Center, Fender and Ernie Ball to shine a light on the next generation of guitar heroes worldwide. In the age of EDM music Robert felt that guitar might in be in the process of going away and wanted to help prevent that by creating new role models for the next generation of kids so that they might want to pick up a guitar. Robert currently has 70 amazing young players between 13-20 that are part of the Brotherhood.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 179 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.