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Musical Acts for 2013 GuitarTown Announced

The Les Paul Trio: Rusty Paul, Dennis Coffey, drummer Vic DeLorenzo and vocalist Kiko DeLorenzoto perform for Waukesha GuitarTown Gala on Thursday night, June 6th. Les Paul’s Trio will be joined by The Ivorys during the Waukesha GuitarTown Kick-off Events on Friday June 7th.

Les Paul's TrioWAUKESHA, WI  —The Les Paul Trio, Rusty Paul, Dennis Coffey, and Vic DeLorenzo  will be the musical headliners during Waukesha’s  upcoming  Gibson GuitarTown Gala that is being held on Thursday evening, June 6th, 2013.  The musicians will perform during a private evening reception at the Rotunda in historic downtown Waukesha where all of the guitars will be on display for the first time.

The gala event will showcase the completed artwork of 30 professional visual artists, and will also feature 10 painted guitars that were done by talented Waukesha middle school, high school, and Carroll University students. The Gibson Les Paul guitars designed by the students are both regular playable Gibson Les Paul’s and ten-foot fiberglass Gibson Les Paul replicas.

Public Viewing

The public viewing will take place on Friday, June 7th starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Five Points in downtown Waukesha.  Like last year, the launch of GuitarTown Encore is being held in conjunction with the start of this season’s Waukesha Freeman Friday Night Live.

GuitarTown Encore & Friday Night Live Kickoff

The IvorysFriday, June 7th, 2013 begins with the opening of nine Friday Night Live stages at 6:00 p.m.
The main stage show will take place and will feature the Les Paul Trio, followed by The Ivorys.
Waukesha’s Freeman Friday Night Live will continue to offer 9 stages of music every Friday evening from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. through the end of September.

About the Musicians

The Les Paul Trio

The Les Paul Trio performs every Monday night at the Iridium, a popular jazz and rock club in New York.  The Trio’s music pays homage to the music of Les Paul and often features guests like Ted Nugent, Jeff Beck, Zakk Wylde and Steve Miller.

Motown legend Dennis Coffey is known for great guitar-playing and his hit “Scorpio”.

Rusty Paul, (son Les Paul) performs blues, funk and rock music at a variety of locations and venues.

The Ivorys

The Ivorys  harness a love of gritty classic rock and dance music. The sharp “power trio” consists of Neil Candelora, Brendan Lazar, and Sam White who deliver driving, catchy rock and roll at its purest — both with powerhouse recordings and an animated, electrifying live show.

The Ivorys are a band from Chicago who recently signed to perform at Milwaukee’s Summerfest later in June.


More about Waukesha GuitarTown Encore

The 2013 Waukesha GuitarTown project will add 15 ten-foot guitars to the 10 guitars completed in 2012, for a total to 25 ten-foot Gibson Les Paul guitars.  All of the guitars and their locations will be featured on the Downtown Waukesha Guitar Walking Tour pick.  The Walking Tour Pick will be available at numerous locations throughout downtown Waukesha so that the public can easily locate and view the various guitars.

In addition to the artistic guitars, the Wall Dogs will be painting Murals on various buildings throughout downtown Waukesha.

This year’s GuitarTown builds on the momentum of last year and will continue to unite area businesses with the community in an effort to celebrate its cultural contributions.  It is an initiative that aims to help Waukesha achieve the goal of becoming the best small city in the United States.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact Norm Bruce:

Norman Bruce
Phone: 262-547-1060
E-mail: Marthamerrells@sbcglobal.net, or via web-mail

~Waukesha GuitarTown Project