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Les Paul 100

September 16-19, 2015 - Nashville

AMA Awards

The 100th Anniversary of Les Paul Will Be Celebrated with Four Days of Live Entertainment and Interactive Fun Including a Special Les Paul Tribute Concert at Centennial Park led by Duane Eddy and Dave Pomeroy

Nashville, Tennessee - (September 10, 2015) - Les Paul - The Tour is coming to The Americanafest in Nashville for four days September 16-19, 2015 all in celebration of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Les Paul. The man many refer to as the "Father of Modern Music" will be celebrated when Les Paul's Big Sound Experience arrives at the Musician's Hall of Fame located at 417 4th Avenue on Wednesday, September 16th at 12 Noon where it will be open and free for the public to enjoy until Friday, September 18th at 5:00 p.m. Hours are 9/16/2015 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m., 9/17/2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 9/18/2015 from 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. On Saturday September 19, Les Paul's Big Sound Experience will move to Nashville's Centennial Park to be a part of Musicians Corner in an event filled with Live Music from noon till 5pm. Fans will have the chance to hear live music, interact with innovation as only Les Paul can show you and be entertained through the many interactive displays and experience on board the enormous tour vehicle.

The 53' interactive state-of-the-art mobile tour known as Les Paul's Big Sound Experience takes visitors behind the scenes into the world of Les Paul giving them an opportunity for numerous interactive exchanges within 1,000 square feet full of music, technology and the energy of Les Paul! Guests young and old will immerse themselves in music exploration, sound and technology innovations and hands-on interactive entertainment.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 the "Musician's Corner" Les Paul Tribute Concert at Centennial Park begins at 4:00 p.m. and admission is free. The concert will feature many of Nashville's finest guitarists playing the music of Les Paul. Led by musical director Dave Pomeroy (President of the Nashville Musicians Association) performers will include the original rock guitar hero Duane Eddy, iconic jazz, rock and country guitarist John Jorgenson, roots guitarist extraordinare Guthrie Trapp, veteran songwriter and bandleader Pat Buchanan and popular musician Derek Wells.

The show is a joint production between Musicians Corner, The Americana Music Association, The Les Paul Foundation and The AFM's Music Performance Trust Fund. "It's an honor and a privilege to be putting together this celebration of the life of Les Paul who invented the solid body electric guitar, multi-track recording and thus changed the music world forever," said Dave Pomeroy.

"This is a classic example of music people coming together for a very special purpose," said Dan Beck, Trustee of the Music Performance Trust Fund. "This concert will be a must-attend for everyone in Music City."

Les Paul was an innovator, an inventor, a GRAMMY Award winner, an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The National Invention Hall of Fame and so much more. Les Paul's Big Sound Experience is all about the music, the inventions, the fans and the legacy of Les Paul. Known also as the "Father of the Solid Body Electric Guitar," "The Wizard of Waukesha," "Rhubarb Red," "The Father of Modern Music," and more. Les Paul's curiosity about sound began at a very young age. Contemporary artists such as Slash, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joan Jett, Jimi Hendrix and many others have paid homage to Les Paul throughout their careers. To find out more about Les Click here (YouTube video) or go to www.les-paul.com.

Les Paul 100
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