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Gibson Gives Non-Profit Division of Gibson Donates 100 Guitars to Underserved Nashville Youth with Free Guitars 4 Kids Organization at Weekend Event

Christian Wissmuller • Supplier Scene • June 10, 2024

Gibson Ambassador, guitarist and singer-songwriter Jared James Nichols teaches a Free Guitars 4 Kids youth player how to play her new guitar (photo: GIbson)

As it celebrates 130 years of music history,Gibson, the iconic and leading global instrument brand, has shaped sound across generations and genres of music for over a century, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved music brands around the world. This past weekend during Gibson Garage Fest Week celebrations, Gibson Gives the non-profit division of Gibson gifted 100 guitars to underserved Nashville youth in partnership with Free Guitars 4 Kids.

At the ceremony on Saturday (June 8), Gibson artists including GibsonAmbassador, guitarist and singer-songwriter Jared James Nichols, emerging country artist Payton Smith, as well as youth guitar players from the Gibson Generation Group-G3 program all helped coach hundreds of kids onsite with their new guitar and gear set up, and teach them some basic guitar chords for the day. Watch/share the Instagram video recap of the day, HERE.

“As part of our partnership with Free Guitars 4 Kids, Gibson Gives was thrilled to gift 100 Epiphone Power Player guitars and amps to youth in underserved communities throughout Nashville today,” said Erica Krusen, Global Executive Director of Gibson Gives. “With the help of Gibson Ambassador Jared James Nichols, our Gibson Generation Group G3 students, as well as emerging country artist Payton Smith, we’re not only distributing free guitars but also hoping to introduce, inspire, and amplify the power of music across all generations, genres, and genders.

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