|This week, Gibson Gives--the charitable arm of Gibson the iconic American instrument brand--and the Guitars For Vets--celebrated U.S. Military Veterans ahead of Veterans Day with the “Rock To Remember” concert and a Live Auction at the Gibson Garage in Nashville. “Rock To Remember” raises funds to provide music programs for returning U.S. Veterans affected by PTSD. The “Rock To Remember” concert was filled by performances from a diverse group of artists including Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Scott Stapp, Kirk Fletcher, Emerson Hart, Tigirlily, Goodbye June, the John Bohlinger trio, U.S. Veteran Scotty Hasting, the Veterans of the Nashville Chapter of Guitars For Vets and host Jared James Nichols. The night included a live auction and charitable donations onsite which raised $15,000.
A “Rock To Remember” auction featuring Gibson Custom Shop guitars has opened for bidding online today, HERE. The auction will run through Wednesday, December 7, “National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day” and the “Rock To Remember” concert will stream globally on the same day via Guitars for Vets: https://guitars4vets.org.
Fans can donate directly to Guitars For Vets HERE or via text at: R2R22 to 44321.
Watch as U.S. Veteran, and Guitars For Vets graduate Scotty Hasting performs his song “The Stories That They Tell” live on WSMV, NBC TV in Nashville: HERE.
|Click on the image above to play/share U.S. Veteran Scotty Hasting’s performance on WSMV NBC Nashville. “Gibson Gives is proud of our long partnership with Guitars For Vets,” explains Dendy Jarrett, Executive Director of Gibson Gives. “Watching Scotty Hasting--a U.S. veteran and a Guitars For Vets graduate--perform the songs he has written is such an inspiration to all of how this music program helps returning veterans.” "I believe that the first step in suicide prevention is to inspire those suffering in despair to keep on living and the community that is built around Guitars for Vets and Gibson Gives is doing just that,” says Patrick Nettesheim (Co-Founder, Guitars For Vets). “Together, our organizations along with the healing power of music, are blazing a path that can transform complete loss or the absence of hope into the desire to soldier on and reclaim the birthright of joy."
Guitars For Vets (G4V) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports U.S. military veterans struggling with the challenges of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by providing them with free guitars and both one on one and group lessons. To date, Guitars for Vets and its nearly 800 volunteers have gifted more than 6,000 new guitars and 60,000 music lessons to those that have endured the wounds of war. All of the instruments and accessories are provided free of charge to the Veterans in the program, but the cost must be met through donations. Gibson guitars and gear have been played on stage by countless musical icons in every genre of music. Gibson has a strong focus on supporting the global music community through its philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives. The mission of Gibson Gives is to support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education programs, music, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives--a 501(c)(3) organization--go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $3.5 million dollars worldwide. Gibson Gives is making music matter…to more people…in more ways…one guitar at a time. For more information, visit: www.gibsongives.org.