532 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 663-7300


What a Party!


That's the best reaction to our Grand Reopening Celebration held on Saturday, August 29, 2009.  We had over 400 people come by to see us, check out the store, and meet our friends from Roland, Boss, Gibson, Epiphone, Seagull, Arte & Lutherie, Godin, DigiTech, Gator Cases and Zildjian.  We went through almost 200 hot dogs, over 300 soft drinks, and two cases of water.  There were some hungry and thirsty people there! 

We handed out 200 free Avalon Music t-shirts during the day.  We had winners for three guitars donated by our friends at Chesbro Music.  Plus, we spent the whole day handing out free shirts, hats and other very cool stuff from Epiphone, Martin, Line 6, Zildjian, Seagull, Godin, Ernie Ball, D'Addario, DigiTech and Sonor

Afternoon music was provided by Salmon Dave playing some classic rock "unplugged," followed by singer-songwriter Andrew Thompson accompanied by John Kelly on percussion.

We topped of the day right before closing with the grand give-away - a Fender Standard Stratocaster and Fender gig bag!

We cannot tell you how much we truly appreciate the support you - our customers and the North Central Washington community - have shown us hear at Avalon Music, so we hope we were able to show you on Saturday!  Check out all our photos at our Facebook site.





                         Lance                                         LaVon                      Troy and Steve (Where's Dan?)



Bands Selected for Hits of the Harvest!

Congratulations to the Top Ten Bands selected for Wenatchee's "Hits of the Harvest" Battle of the Bands on September 19, 2009!  The bands selected, in alphabetical order, are:

  • Beth Whitney
  • FatHappy
  • Ghost Power
  • Headwound
  • Identity Unknown
  • Junk Belly
  • Melodie Ross
  • Red Means Go
  • Smooth Tannins
  • Suicide Lies

Kudos to all the performers and bands that sent in audition CD's.  It had to have been a difficult choice with all the talent we have here in North Central Washington.

See you at the PAC on September 19!

Mackie 20 Years Running Contest Winner!

Congrats to winner Badger Koon (yes, Mackie verified his name). His house was subject to a devastating mudslide and . . . . .  My name is Badger Koon and My Mackie SRM450 Active Speakers are amazing! They were totally covered in nasty horse poop and mud during a mudslide!!! I dug them out, washed them out with a hose, and let them dry. To this day they sound good as new. And they are loud! My Mackie speakers sound great for all the events I produce. Thank you Mackie for a great product.

Badger is a true Mackoid and his SRM450s weren’t so bad either.  But Badger now has a reason to REALLY be excited, as he is about to receive a pair of Mackie’s all-new HD1531 3-Way High Definition Powered Loudspeakers. Each one pushes 1800W of power. If he had these after the mudslide, clean-up would’ve been easy. He could crank them up and watch a cubic ton of dirt effortlessly evacuate his house. Badger also wins a 1604-VLZ3 Compact Mixer. The prize is valued at four grand!

Here is Badger's entry as well as a few Mackie videos you might enjoy.  (We particularly like #2 - an absolutely filthy VLZ mixer being successfully cleaned by running it through a kitchen dishwasher - and #4 - the mixer abuse shoot-out.)