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Gretsch Rocked the Rockabilly Reunion

Gretsch Rocked the Rockabilly Reunion

While beautiful sunny blue skies reflected against the majestic Lake Havasu waters in ideal mid-70 degree weather (24°c), thousands gathered over three days, February 14 to 16, 2020 to celebrate the spirit of Americana in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at the 12th Annual Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion!

The family-friendly music event featured loads of vendors selling vintage-style clothes, retro lifestyle accessories, delicious food, and a variety of liquid libations. Over the weekend several lovely ladies competed in the pin-up contest for “Miss Lake Havasu” while hundreds of hot rod cars competed for “Best in Show.”

Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion Pageant winners & Gretsch Guitars! Photo by Jillian Danielson.

Dynamic live music performances by some of the most talented roots-rock musicians in the country were featured on the main stage. Included were Gretsch-endorsed artists Adam Burchfield (The Octanes/Austin, TX); Doug Benson (Cash’d Out/San Diego, CA); Buddy Dughi (Hot Rod Trio/Orange Co, CA); and Robbie Bell (Sandbox Bullies/Riverside, CA).

Adam Burchfield of The Octanes. Photo: Adam DeLuca.

Doug Benson, Cash’d Out. Photo: Joe Carducci.

Buddy Dughi, Hot Rod Trio. Photo: Jo Ann Payne.


Robbie Bell. Photo: Joe Carducci.

GDP and Gretsch Talk Forum Folks Meet Up with Gretsch Guitars’ Joe Carducci (far right).

Checking out the Gretsch goods!








There was no shortage of sun, fun, and great music at this year’s Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion!  Hope to see lots of Gretsch friends there in 2021!


For more on our great Gretsch artists and instruments, make sure to visit GretschGuitars!

And bookmark the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion site so you can keep an eye out for 2021 dates!

Special thanks to Joe Carducci of Gretsch Guitars!