For over 25 years, Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night (ASGN) has been bringing musicians from all styles of music together. This year’s show, on Saturday, August 29 at 6pm PDT (9pm EDT), will be ASGN’s first online version. Proceeds will benefit national nonprofit Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) and Anderson’s Music for Life Alliance (MFLA), supporting music programs for students in need.
Tickets are available through the All Star Guitar Night website with flexible donation options, including a VIP donation with special perks such as a virtual backstage hang with the artists. The show will be broadcast through a special live streaming link to be shared with ticket holders.
ASGN alumni include Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Duane Eddy, Tommy Emmanuel, and many other legendary artists. The All Star lineup for the August event includes a dazzling evening of spellbinding guitarists, multiple GRAMMY and award winners, world changers, healers and musical innovators including David Broza, Laurence Juber, Stanley Jordan, Larry Mitchell. Christie Lenée, Rory Block, Andrew York and Alex de Grassi, Vicki Genfan, Makana, Peter Sprague with Fred Benedetti, and Stephen Bennett and the Harp Guitar Orchestra and Muriel Anderson, the acoustic and harp guitarist whose vision and warmth coalesce these gatherings annually.
This year, the ASGN and Music for Life Alliance will be co-presenting the evening with Guitars in the Classroom to benefit multiple music programs through MFLA and to fund GITC’s 2020 free online classes, teaching artist residencies and instruments for students in need. Martin Guitar, TrueFire, GHS Strings, Fretmonkey Records and ToneWoodAmp are all proud sponsors of the virtual All Star Guitar Night.
“Music Education requires our full support at this unprecedented time,” Guitars in the Classroom founder and executive director, Jess Baron explains. “Making music restores students’ spirits, providing a positive focus and an engaging way for students to learn, whether attending classes socially distanced or online. With everyone’s help, our two organizations will be able to reach thousands of at-risk children this year.”
“It’s the inherent spirit of very talented artists that makes each All Star Guitar Night show a transforming experience. Every show for over 25 years has had magical moments. I’m excited to see what will happen at this first-ever virtual get-together,” shares Muriel Anderson. “I hope you’ll join us.”