Gibson Gives – the charitable arm of Gibson the iconic American instrument brand – and Guitars For Vets have announced the third annual Rock To Remember Live concert on Tuesday, November 8 at the Gibson Garage in Nashville, TN.
The Rock To Remember live concert at the Gibson Garage will be hosted by blues firebrand Jared James Nichols and feature 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, as well as U.S. Veteran Scott Hastings and the Veterans of the Nashville Chapter of Guitars For Vets. These musicians join Gibson Gives and Guitars For Vets to raise funds to provide music programs for returning U.S. military veterans afflicted with PTSD.
Guitars for Vets intends to raise $200,000 through the Rock To Remember event. Visit the Guitars For Vets website for further information.
The Rock To Remember concert will stream globally on Wednesday, December 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day via Guitars for Vets.
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.
“The partnership between Guitars for Vets (G4V) and Gibson/Gibson Gives is the perfect match as we both believe a strong community of supporters who share a love of music can help people, and enrich humanity,” adds Patrick Nettesheim, Co-founder, Guitars For Vets. “Rock to Remember celebrates our Veterans that are finding healing by way of a musician’s path, and it encourages Vets and civilians alike to seek help when dealing with the challenges of mental and emotional distress. We are deeply grateful to all who’ve given of their time and talent for this wonderful event!”
“Gibson Gives’ mission centers around music education and wellness programs,” says Gibson Gives Executive Director, Dendy Jarrett. “Guitars For Vets’ mission is in perfect alignment as they teach guitar to U.S. Veteran’s to help them cope with PTSD. We are proud to support!”