Friday May 13th
THE MASH MOB – it’s a flash mob! for teens!
Sunday December 11th
FREE FALLIN’ Tom Petty
(SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY Otis Redding
BACK IN BLACK AC/DC
WISH YOU WERE HERE Pink Floyd
(WHAT’S SO FUNNY ‘BOUT) PEACE, LOVE, AND UNDERSTANDING Nick Lowe
WON’T BACK DOWN Tom Petty
ON A MONDAY Lead Belly
SUGAREE The Grateful Dead
CALL ME AL Paul Simon
DIAMONDS ON THE SOLES OF HER SHOES Paul Simon
HOT ROD LINCOLN Charlie Ryan
HARD TO HANDLE Otis Redding
HEY JOE Jimi Hendrix
HIGHER GROUND Stevie Wonder
“I SHALL BE RELEASED” Bob Dylan
“THIS IS LOVE” PJ Harvey
“JOHNNY B. GOODE” Chuck Berry
A silent auction taking place throughout the event will include select musical instruments and musical experiences from our donors, including…
Broadway’s School of Rock | Center Aisle Tickets | John Page Guitars | Jorma Kaukonen | Red Hot Chili Peppers | Taylor Guitars | and more!
VISIT GUITARMASH.ORG/AUCTION for a full listing of this year’s offerings.
A “petting zoo” of beautiful, high end acoustic and electric guitars courtesy of D’Angelico Guitars.
THE GREAT BIG BRUNCH
Acme Fish | Brooklyn Roasting Company | Clinton Vineyards | Dancing Ewe | Fresh Direct | Hubert’s Lemonade | Lagunitas Brewing Company | Old Mill Wine & Spirits | Stinky Bklyn | Squirrel and the Bee | Tito’s Handmade Vodka | Vosges Chocolates | City Bakery | Zucker’s Bagels
+ A Bloody Mary Bar and teen-friendly cocktails.
To return music to its social roots, to connect everyone with their inner music makers and with each other
Proceeds support Guitar Mash Teens, creating opportunities for young musicians of diverse abilities and backgrounds to play together.
Little Kids Rock + Lower Eastside Girls Club
THE MASH ALL-STARS BAND
MARK STEWART, Musical Director, Guitar
ROB SCHWIMMER, Keyboard
KERMIT DRISCOLL, Bass
DAVID COSSIN, Drums
MAKING IT HAPPEN
BENEFIT CO-CHAIRS ARTIST CO-CHAIRS
Rachel Blum + Jesse Guglielmo Tom Colicchio (Top Chef, Craft) + Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Alexis + Mark Abrahams, Elyssa + Jason Ackerman*, Jennifer Goldsmith Adams, Anonymous, Jon Bendis*, Arthur Black*, Rachel + Kris Brown, Robert Carrizzo, Mya & Even Dunlop, Melissa Jane Kronfeld, Jeffrey + Karen Levitt, Nicholas Palance*, PJ Pärson*, Lia Pascale + Mark Heath, Jen Pehr + Jon Adam Ross, Nick Polsky, Elizabeth + Will Porteous, Louise Rizzo, Mare Rubin, Becky Scott + Jerome Ranawake, Tony Sosnick*, Patrick Stern*, Sara Tecchia*, Chrysanna Woroch, Adam Zirkin*
*denotes Guitar Council member.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO A PRE-EVENT CHAMPAGNE PARTY AT 11AM, WITH SPECIAL ACCESS TO THE SOUND CHECK.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE KIDS ALLOWED?
Yup. Those ages 10 + up. We have a robust teen community!
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 couple weeks before the event.
ANYTHING SPECIAL I SHOULD BRING?
If you’re a guitarist, 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 $35. TO DETERMINE THE DEDUCTIBILITY OF THE AMOUNTS CONTRIBUTED IN EXCESS OF THIS, PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR TAX ADVISOR.
WANT TO KNOW WHAT A BENEFIT JAM IS ALL ABOUT?
Watch this video from our friends at the Tribeca Tribune + get a feel for what this glorious afternoon was all about.
Quinn Sullivan and Guitar Mash musical director Mark Stewart lead hundreds of guitarists and music lovers in “Seven Nation Army”, part of the Third Annual Guitar Mash Benefit Jam on Nov. 16, 2014 at City Winery NYC.
Check out event photos in our GALLERY.
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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Jams are 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*
Chris “Critter” Eldridge
*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