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Gretsch Worldwide Community Events, Giveaways & More! – 2018

Gretsch Worldwide Community Events, Giveaways & More! – 2018

Join the worldwide community of Gretsch players and fans at some great upcoming events!  And make sure to check out any current giveaways or special promotions and join in the fun!




Event:  Sweetwater GearFest
Date: Friday & Saturday, June 22 & 23, 2018, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location:  Sweetwater Campus, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Details: Enjoy two days of the hottest new gear, mind-blowing workshops, and performances by some of the best in the business. This year Fred Gretsch will be on hand for a 135th Anniversary meet and greet.

Gretsch Drum artist Stephen Ferrone will be conducting a workshop as follows:

Recording Drums for Drummers, Producers, and Engineers
Friday, June 22, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For more than 40 years, Steve Ferrone has been recording drums. From Abbey Road to his own backyard, he knows what it takes to play and record the best-sounding drums in any situation. Steve will speak about his concepts and gear in the studio and demonstrate his million dollar grooves.

Gretsch Drums, Sabian
Conference Hall 1

Steve Ferrone is the drummer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and a former member of the Average White Band. He has recorded and performed with numerous other high-profile acts, including Duran Duran, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Slash, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, Scritti Politti, and Johnny Cash.  (Workshop details from


Event:  Georgia On My Mind
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Location:  The Ryman Auditorium
Details:  The Peach Pickers host the 5th Annual Georgia On My Mind concert, presented by Gretsch, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Music Foundation. Tickets on sale now! Participating artists will be announced through spring.



The Gretsch Guitars Sound of Honor Contest

In celebration of more than 135 years of “That Great Gretsch Sound™,” we honor not only the legendary greats who have put Gretsch on the map, but all of YOU who daily wave the banner for Gretsch.

Gretsch Guitars invites you to share photos of you playing your favorite Gretsch guitar.  You can upload your photo directly or share on Instagram with our #GretschSoundofHonorContest hashtag (photos must be made public to enter) for the chance to win a G5420TG Electromatic® 135th Anniversary LTD Hollow Body Single-Cut with Bigsby®.

Go to the entry page, see full contest terms & conditions, enter, and good luck!


For even more Gretsch Community events, visit GretschPages “Happenings.”




Event:  Gretsch 135th Anniversary Celebration & Concert Event!

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018.  Show time: 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:  StreetSounds9206 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11200.  Phone: 718-680-7946.
Details: Come celebrate 135 years of That Great Gretsch Sound presented by StreetSounds & Gretsch.

LIVE Performances By…
LIVE In-Person…
FRED GRETSCH – President, The Gretsch Co.
STEPHEN STERN – Gretsch Custom Shop Kingpin-Guru-Daddy & Master Builder
GONZALO MADRIGAL – Gretsch Custom Shop Master Builder
JOE CARDUCCI – Gretsch Guitars Product Marketing Specialist

Event:  Great White North Roundup
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Location:  Air Force Association of Canada.
Details:  Visit for all the details! Join other Gretsch enthusiasts there!