Our 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday was our biggest event ever. We had hundreds of customers and friends join us for a lot of fun, good food, terrific deals on gear and - best of all - a ton of free stuff!
Thanks to all who made this day so special for us. Dan and Gary from The Quake 102.5 FM kicked things off with a rockfest in out parking lot and kept us laughing the whole morning. We've got some special "shout outs" to Mike Madlener from Fender and Mike Smith from Roland and Boss, who spent the day talking to customers about the best musical geat on the planet. These guys drove from Portalnd/Seattle, showed up early and stayed until almost the very end with a break. You guys rock!
And a ton of thanks to all our business partners who donated gear for our prize drawings and the Shred Contest - ESP Guitars, Fender, Roland, Yamaha, Line 6, Fishman, Chesbro Music, Godin Guitars, Shure, Aquarian Drumheads, Sabian, C.F. Martin . . . and others that I'm forgetting right now.
A few more special thank you mentions - Mike Gamble for logistics, and our "go talk to customers and let me cook on that BBQ" folks who kicked us out of the kitchen - Michelle Shermer, Joe Guimond and Mike "Sorry, I didn't get your last name but you cooked awesome burgers!) among others. Also, guitar teacher extraordinaire, Mike Schenck, who just started helping customers on the sales floor and making sure everyone felt welcome. And the members of The Swinging Richards and Junk Belly for keeping our blues jam going and all the other musicians who stepped up to show their stuff.
If I missed anybody that deserves special thanks, well ... then ... THANK YOU!
We'll be posting photos of the event and prize winners today or tomorrow. And video of our Shred Contest - now that was a cool show. We've got some awesome young guitarists in the Wenatchee Valley!
So to the best customers and friends on Earth . . . . . Thank You! Thank you! Thank You!