Join Celebrity Co-Chair Michael Stanley, Surprise Celebrities, Cleveland VIPs and the Project’s Visual Artists and Enjoy Special Performances by Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” Competition Winners Brother Trouble and Students from The Music Settlement
Tickets Now on Sale
Cleveland, OH—April 8, 2010— Cleveland Rocks!, the public arts project presented by Epiphone Guitar announced the officialCleveland Rocks! Gala Auction event scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2010, beginning at 7:00pm at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Cleveland Rocks! Gala Auction culminates the year-long arts project which has brought together the arts and entertainment community in the City of Cleveland for the benefit of local non-profits. The auction features one-of-a-kind playable* Epiphone art guitars, some of which feature handwritten autographs including Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James, Dave Matthews, Ryan Cabrera, Nickelback, Rascal Flatts, Creed, Lynryrd Skynryd, Peter Frampton and others. The Gala Auction will be hosted by world renown Julien’s Auctions known for some of the most sought after entertainment memorabilia in the world and benefits the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission and The Music Settlement.
The exclusive Cleveland Rocks Gala Auction will feature live entertainment, food, drink and Gala festivities. Tickets for the exclusive event are $10 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by visiting http://tinyurl.com/cleveland-rocks-gala-event or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are limited so interested guests are urged to reserve theirs quickly.
Cleveland Rocks! Gala Auction
Thursday, June 3, 2010
7:00 pm Doors Open
Light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
Live auction to begin at 8:30 pm
Valet Parking Provided
Tickets for the exclusive event are $10.00 and are available at http://tinyurl.com/cleveland-rocks-gala-event or by calling 800-745-3000
Potential bidders can register the night of the event or online at www.juliensauction.com to download a bidder registration form. All guitars will be auctioned off to the highest bidder during the auction event. Winning bidders are responsible for the pickup or shipment of the guitars. Attire for the event is rock-n-roll chic. Cleveland Rocks! collectible catalogues highlighting each art piece and the artist who designed them will also be available through Julien’s Auctions. If you cannot attend the Gala Auction but would like to bid online, by phone or leave an absentee bid, please visit www.juliensauctions.com or call 310-836-1818 for more information.
The evening will include a special performance by Brother Trouble, whom Kenny Chesney dubbed as America’s “Next Big Star”. For over a decade, two brothers, Mark and Jason Sutton, have mixed a modern country sound with a rock edge. Having already played with Montgomery Gentry, Little Big Town, Little Texas, Lonestar and Travis Tritt, Brother Trouble won the national grand prize for Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” competition. Kenny Chesney claimed, “Every town in America that we played in this year, we had the big star competition going on and these guys were by far the best.” For more information go to www.brothertrouble.com
For more information on Cleveland Rocks!, please visit http://ClevelandRocks.Epiphone.com, www.gibson.com
*Due to artistic additions to some of the guitars, they may not be suitable for performances.