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Mahwah Museum Organizes Guitar Celebration, Auctions Notable Guitars

Bucky Pizzarelli will be one of the performers at the Jazz and Blues Guitar Celebration.
Bucky Pizzarelli will be one of the performers at the Jazz and Blues Guitar Celebration. Photo Credit: Mahwah Museum

MAHWAH, N.J. -- The Mahwah Museum will be hosting a Jazz and Blues Guitar Celebration at the Trustees Pavilion, at Ramapo College of New Jersey, on Saturday, June 4.

The event will be the culmination of the Museum's yearlong celebration of Les Paul's 100th birthday. The event will include performances by Bucky Pizzarelli, Lou Pallo, Ed Laub, Dave Stryker and Vic Juris.

Pizzarelli has collaborated with many notables during the course of his career, including Les Paul, Stephane Grappelli and Benny Goodman. Pallo was a longtime Les Paul Trio guitarist and friend of Les Paul. Pallo has also collaborated with folks including Tony Bennett and Keith Richards. Luab works primarily with other guitarists, when not working with Pizzarelli.

The celebration will also include a silent auction of Les Paul memorabilia, a live auction of autographed guitars and a raffle drawing for four autographed guitars. Wine, hors d'oeuvres and light fare will be served.

For descriptions of the silent raffle items -- including Charlie Daniel's fiddle, various guitars autographed by Les Paul and a framed Beatles at Shea Stadium poster -- click here.

For descriptions of the live auction items -- including a Hofner "Beatle Bass" left-handed acoustic electric guitar autographed by Paul McCartney and a Fender Stratocaster autographed by Steve Miller -- click here. And you can find descriptions of the raffled guitars here.

Tickets are $30. You can buy them online -- here -- or by visiting the museum at 201 Franklin Turnpike, in Mahwah. Its regular hours are Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1-4 p.m.

Raffle tickets are $20 and can only be purchased in person at the museum or by mailing cash or check payable to the Mahwah Museum Society to 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430, with the number of raffle tickets desired.

The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. The college is located at 505 Ramapo Valley Rd., in Mahwah.

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