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Bring your guitar, bring your voice, join guitar heroes and over 350 guitarists and music lovers in an afternoon of sheer joy.
LED BY MUSICAL DIRECTOR MARK STEWART
AND JOINED BY
Godfather of Americana
(Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson)
Organic Moonshine Roots
Pedal Steel Master
(Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Guitarists)
(Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues)
(The Gregg Allman Band)
Chilean Folk Rocker
Guitar Teen Whiz
(Protégé of Buddy Guy)
BENEFIT JAM FAQ
ARE KIDS ALLOWED?
This event is for ages 10 + up. Tickets available for kids ages 9 and under to enjoy music, art, pizza and a movie at Church Street School (74 Warren Street) 10:30am-4:00pm.
WHAT IF I DON’T PLAY GUITAR?
Don’t play? Two options: 1) take this opportunity to learn a few chords 2) come to hang, witness, and have a good time. You might even find yourself singing!
WILL I BE OKAY PLAYING WITH OTHER GUITARISTS WHO MIGHT BE BETTER THAN ME?
Guitarists, feel free to come with no practice at all, as the chords and lyrics will be projected on site. However, if you’d like to download the charts in advance, they will be available on our website a week before the event.
There is also a FREE workshop being offered at Church Street School for Music + Art (74 Warren Street) on Wednesday Nov. 12th from 6:00 – 8:00pm, for those who’d like a crash course in the music we’ll be doing at City Winery.
ANYTHING SPECIAL I SHOULD BRING?
Guitarists, please remember to bring an acoustic guitar and a strap, plus a soft case to avoid the pesky case-check line.
Please note that the value of the goods and services received per person at the Concert + Jam is $30. To determine the deductibility of the amounts contributed in excess of this, please consult with your tax advisor.
Unfortunately, Artist Co-Chair Chad Smith will be unable to attend the event this year as he will be busy working in L.A. He regrets if anyone is disappointed and is sorry to be missing this always special occasion.
Other questions? Email our Project Manager Lauren at email@example.com
Quinn Sullivan | photo © Chuck Lanza
Hosted by the Ackermans
Woodstock Area, NY
August 9th, 2014
Guitar Mash musical director Mark Stewart + Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan; Levon Helm Band), joined by special musical guest Happy Traum, led Woodstock Mashers in an evening of song benefiting local music education programs in Levon Helm’s memory and name.
More photos in our GALLERY.
at Merchant’s Gate in Columbus Circle
May 21st, 2014
Dozens of teens from all over NYC picked up their guitars + filled Columbus Circle with the spirit + tunes of Pete Seeger + Stephen Stills; joined by special guests, the powerhouse all-femme Brooklyn band TEEN.
MASH MOB HALL OF FAME
Aaron Brandon Beuno, Adriana Montalvo, Austin Segretto, Blu Detiger, Brunno Trindade, Charles Woll, Dalia Wrocherinsky, Dalton Salisbury, Daniel Wing, Daniel Wrocherinsky, Davis Sandberrg, Eric Rios, Etai Abramovich, Georgia Stettner, Henry Miller, Ian Stettner, Jack Stettner, Joshua Nodiff, Kiera Wing, Kiran Sharma, Nina Grinblatt, Noelani Wing, Ryan Maeglin, Shareeda Rahim, Sydney McCarter, Tarcisic Nascimento
Guitar Mash Launch
City Winery, NY
November 11, 2012
Thank you to all who volunteered, attended and participated in the Inaugural Guitar Mash on November 11. We are so grateful for your generous contributions, enthusiasm and support and thank you for being a part of this unprecedented event. Check out Livestream to see the show!
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Church Street School for Music and Art
Underwriting scholarships to downtown New York’s only non-profit school for the arts.
Guitar Mash Teen Programming
Creating opportunities for young guitarists of all abilities and cultures to connect + play together.
Little Kids Rock
Providing guitars and curriculum to teens in under-served NYC public schools.
WE’LL BE PLAYING…
LIBATIONS + SUCH
courtesy of Acme Smoked Fish | Adrian Chalk Selections | Brooklyn Roasting Company | City Bakery | Dancing Ewe | Fresh Direct | Hubert’s Lemonade | Lagunitas Brewing Company | Maslow 6 | McClure’s Pickles | Rick’s Picks | Stinky Bklyn | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Vosges Chocolates | Zucker’s Bagels
Includes a Bloody Bar and teen-friendly cocktails!
SILENT AUCTION + GOODY BAGS
courtesy of Anthony Brands | Bohemian | C.F. Martin | City Winery | Cordoba | D’Addario | Dean Rubenstein | Fender | Gibson | Guitar Center | Hubert’s Lemonade | Kala | Sting | Taylor | Tom Colicchio + Chad Smith | Tom Kitt | The Ice Plant | Vinyl Me, Please | Vosges Chocolates | and more to come!
Take a peek… 2014 AUCTION PREVIEW
courtesy of Gibson, Vox Amps, and others!
TEEN ACOUSTIC GUITAR PROJECT LISTENING STATION sponsored by
Jason + Elyssa Ackerman
Ryan Maeglin + Daniel Wing
BENEFIT COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Rachel Blum + Jesse Guglielmo
BENEFIT COMMITTEE in formation
Amy + Rick Atlas
Rachel + Kris Brown
Valerie Rubsamen + Cedo Crnkovic
Even and Mya Dunlop
Judy + Steve Eick
Lia Pascale + Mark Heath
Jennifer Pehr + Jon Adam Ross
Claire + Tim Radomisli
Learn about the Benefit Committee Perks
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING OR HOSTING A JAM?
Intimate events led by Guitar Mash musical director Mark Stewart and special guests. Playing is in the round, hosted at a home or special venue, with the purpose of generating awareness and support for Guitar Mash.
Interested in attending or hosting an upcoming jam?
Please contact Rebecca Weller.
COLLABORATORS + CONTRIBUTORS
“Captain” Kirk Douglas*
*indicates has performed with Guitar Mash
THE ICE PLANT
PAUL REED SMITH
SAM ASH MUSIC STORES
T. EDWARD WINES
TAKE A STAND
TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA