The Guitar Center Music Foundation (GCMF) is a non-profit charity organization focused on granting instruments and equipment to musicians through music education and music therapy programs. GCMF supports these programs nationally by providing those in need with instruments and by advocating the benefits of music education.
As part of its ongoing effort to provide needed funding relief to musicians and music programs suffering loss of resources as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guitar Center Music Foundation announces that blues-rock musician Joe Bonamassa will be the next featured guest on Relief 4 Musicians. This is the latest installment for the foundation’s Relief 4 Musicians streaming event series fundraiser. This online event will be free with an opportunity for viewers to make donations during the event, as well as bid on collectible artist-signed items. One-hundred percent of the funds donated will go to support musicians in need and provide struggling music education and music therapy programs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the much-needed funding for musical instruments and gear, remote learning capabilities, scholarships and more.
The event features Joe Bonamassa in his first-ever tour of “Nerdville East,” his Nashville, TN home, where he will share some never-before-seen historic instruments and other items. He will also be playing and signing two amazing guitars – a Gibson 1956 Les Paul Gold Top re-issue and a Gibson Hummingbird Acoustic guitar – both to be part of the items available for the charity auction via links provided online during and after the event. This particular event will be a collaborative effort between Relief 4 Musicians & Joe Bonamassa’s Fueling Musicians Program fundraising efforts, with 75% of all proceeds raised from the event used to support Fueling Musicians and 25% to help music programs via Relief 4 Musicians.
The Relief 4 Musicians event will be streaming live on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 5 p.m. EDT / 2 p.m. PDT on Joe Bonamassa’s Facebook page and YouTube channel and will remain there for one week following the event.