Gibson Gives and FirstBank Amphitheater Music Education Program Announce Music Icons Guitar Auction
| April 23, 2024 |

Gibson Gives and FirstBank Amphitheater Music Education Program Announce Results of Music Icons Guitar Auction

$120,000 raised to date for students and music education

Gibson Gives and FirstBank Amphitheater in Franklin, Tennessee, brought a selection of 22 guitars signed by Lana Del Rey, Noel Gallagher, Tenacious D, Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Chicago, Tears For Fears, Kenny Loggins, Steve Miller Band, Goo Goo Dolls, and more, to the Music Icons Auction from Julien’s and raised $48,825 this spring. 

Erica Krusen, the Gibson Gives Global Executive Director, says, “United in our commitment, we stand with FirstBank Amphitheater in our efforts to support Williamson County schools, recognizing the invaluable role of music and arts education in shaping young minds and fostering growth for every student.”

The auction’s highlights included a variety of autographed Gibson guitars, such as a 1959 Les Paul Reissue and a 2022 Gibson G-Writer Generation acoustic guitar signed by Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D. Proceeds from these sales go directly to the Gibson Gives and FirstBank Amphitheater music education program.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Gibson to benefit the music arts program in Williamson County,” says Rick McEachern, Owner of FirstBank Amphitheater. “This is another record fundraising year with participation from the legendary performers to help support the next generation of music talent.”

Gibson Gives supports the musical community by helping non-profit organizations focused on music education, health and wellness, and inclusive musical partnerships. The Gibson Gives Scholarship program provides financial aid to young musicians, and overall, the organization has raised over $4.5 million, channeling $46 million towards music-related causes globally.

FirstBank Amphitheater, located at the Graystone Quarry in Thompson’s Station near Franklin, Tennessee, offers an intimate venue for live music, set against a picturesque backdrop. For more information, visit their website.

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