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Electrifying Giveaway with FG4K & Gibson Gives Amplifying Dreams

On June 8, during the electrifying CMA Fest, Free Guitars 4 Kids (FG4K) alongside Gibson Gives, hosted a memorable Gibson Giveaway event, creating an extraordinary day for children and their families. As part of our partnership with Gibson Gives, we were thrilled to give 100 Epiphone Power Player guitars and amps to youth in underserved communities throughout Nashville.

Erica Krusen, Global Executive Director of Gibson Gives, stated, “With the help of Gibson Ambassador Jared James Nichols, our Gibson Generation Group G3 students, as well as emerging country artist Payton Smith, we’re not only distributing free guitars but also hoping to introduce, inspire, and amplify the power of music across all generations, genres, and genders.”

Our awesome recipients had an absolute blast interacting and playing music with G3 artists, who dedicated the afternoon to making confidence-boosting musical memories. The children selected to receive a guitar were part of seven different Nashville-based nonprofits. Seeing the faces of these children and their guardians light up as they walked away with arms full of guitars, amps, and all the goodies that go along with them was an unforgettable experience for us here at FG4K and our stellar volunteers. The potential for self-growth and musical exploration for these kids is immeasurable, and it is an honor to be a part of their journey with the gift of a guitar that they can call their very own.

Gratitude & Looking Ahead

A special thank you goes out to all our sponsors, volunteers, and program partner leads who helped make this day so remarkable. Their support and dedication were instrumental in ensuring the event’s success and positively impacting many young people’s lives. Here at FG4K, we strive to be a generosity-first organization, keeping the spirit of giving alive and well. We have some of the best support out there to showcase our heart for generosity and the joy that comes from giving.

We are incredibly grateful to Gibson Gives for partnering with us to make this happen. We are also thankful to our presenting sponsor CLA Nashville for their tremendous support, along with Sound Royalties. Many groups have contributed to making this event possible, including First Horizon Bank, Cici’s Pizza, Neal & Harwell, Studio Bank, and Fox Rothschild LLP.

The opportunities created for these young people are phenomenal, with lasting impacts. Excitement is building for future collaborations with Gibson Gives, new and existing program partners, and our generous sponsors. With continued support and funding, we can keep rocking and rolling, bringing the gift of music to even more children. For more photos from our event go to our Facebook page!

About Gibson Gives

For over 130 years, the iconic American instrument brand Gibson has been shaping sound across generations and genres. Gibson, and its charitable non-profit division Gibson Gives, believe in the power of music and the life-changing impact of getting instruments into the hands of aspiring musicians. Gibson Gives is committed to supporting non-profit organizations and developing programs that advance musicians through music education, health, and wellness initiatives worldwide.