Les Paul's 100th Birthday Celebrations Launches Next Month

(Gibson) Les Paul would have celebrated his 100th birthday on June 9 this year. In honor of the late musician and innovator, the day marks the start of a year-long celebration of his work.

The mobile exhibit dubbed Les Paul's Big Sound Experience will make its first stop in New York City's Times Square. It's a music exploration where the visitor get to experience the sound and technology innovations by Les Paul, as well as some hands-on interactive entertainment. Best of all, Les Paul's Big Sound Experience is free and open to the public!

Times Square is also the site for a sold-out celebration of Les Paul later that same day, to be held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. Musicians like Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Journey's Neal Schon, Steve Vai, Count's 77, Johnny A and Lou Pallo and the Les Paul Trio will be performing at the event, which is expected to be attended by the likes of Zakk Wylde, Marky Ramone, and Rick Derringer, as well as producers Bob Ezrin and Jack Douglas among many others.

After New York City, Les Paul's Big Sound Experience will go on a tour of the US expected to last through May 2016. Read more here.

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