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

anniversary

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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!

Weekend Anniversary Celebration Schedule!

 

Avalon Music is proud to invite you to our 20th Year Anniversary Celebration!!

It is THIS Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  We'll have some of the best product specialists Fender, Gretsch, Roland, Boss, Seagull and Godin . . . and more!  We'll have new products you can try, with special pricing all day long.  Free BBQ hamburgers and soft drinks!  We'll have drawings and special "blowout prices" announced every hour.  This is a chance to buy - or win - the gear you've been wanting!

Here's the schedule

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 noon - Live radio remote broadcast by Dan Kuntz and THE QUAKE 102.1 FM
  • 12:00 noon– 2:00 pm  Live Blues Jam (outside) with various groups and artists from around the valley – come sign up!
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  SHRED GUITAR – Contest: 60 seconds to play as many notes as you can – limited space, come sign up!  Grand prize is a Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal!
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Back outside for more Blues Jams
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Final prizes given away
  • ALL DAY BBQ

 There are thousands of dollars in prizes to be given away!

  • LTD Viper 300M Electric Guitar ($599)
  • Fender Standard Dtrat HSS ($499)
  • Boss BR-800 Digital Multi-Track Recorder - ($450)     
  • Yamaha FG-700S Acoustic Guitar ($199)      
  • Grand Teton Acoustic Guitar ($329)      
  • Marshall MG15FX guitar Amp ($139)    
  • Fender Champion 600 guitar Amp ($239)      
  • TC Electronic VioceLive Vocal Processor ($249)      
  • Fishman AFX Delay Pedal for Acoustic guitar ($249)
  • Dozens of shirts, hats, stickers, mugs, lanyards, posters, banners, drumheads, music books, guitar strings . . . and more!

Everything kicks off FRIDAY night at 6:00 pm with a Fusion Drumming Clinic by GAREY WILLIAMS – cost is $5.00 and a chance to win a SABIAN 15” AAXpolsion Crash.  Lots of door prizes as well -  Get signed up TODAY!

We would like to take this time and THANK EVERYONE for your continued support!!  We look forward to the next 20 years!

Shred Contest Preview????

So is this a preview of our Anniversary Celebration Guitar Shred Contest????  The SHred Contest is 1:30-ish this Saturday, May 19 during our Anniversary Celebration.  Each contestant gets 60 seconds.  There may be a "shred-off" to declare the winner.  The grand prize is a Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal,but every contestant will be receive something.  Judges from Fender, Roland and Godin Guitars?  Who knows. They could be listening and judging.  Let's party and do some rockin'!!
http://youtu.be/b8eymimAV8k

May is Our 20th Anniversary! It's a Celebration!

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Avalon Music opening its doors to North Central Washington.  Check out our story.  Although we'll be celebrating all month with some daily deals, our real celebration is on May 18 and May 19.

On Friday evening, May 18, at 6:00 pm, Avalon Music will be kicking-off the celebration with a drumset clinic with recording artist and drummer extraordinaire Garey Williams.  Garey is endorsed by Vic Firth, LP, Remo. Sabian and DW, and you’ll learn why.  He is an incredible educator and a truly gifted percussionist.  There is a $5 admission fee that’s good for $5 off on any Avalon Music purchase of $25 or more.  Plus, there will be door prizes, including a cymbal from Sabian.  Garey’s clinics have always been standing room only, so please call and reserve a spot.

The real party is all day on Saturday, May 19, with hot dogs on the BBQ and soda pop.  We’ll have manufacturing representatives there to give you the latest information on all their products – and special pricing on everything in the store.

We know you love giveaways and our partners are chomping at the bit to make this huge celebration full of great door prizes!  So far, we’ve received a 15” Sabian AAX crash cymbal from our buddies at Sabian, an absolutely cool Aura Delay pedal from the acoustic guitar geniuses at Fishman, an acoustic guitar from our long-time partners at Chesbro Music, and a huge assortment of drum heads and accessories from our friends Aquarian.  Not to be outdone, ESP Guitars, who makes some of the coolest guitars on the planet, just let us know there might be an LTD electric guitar on the way!  And we may just happen to have a Marshall MG amp and a Fender Champion 600 amp in the mix.  Oh, and we’ll have t-shirts and guitar strings, too.  And there will be more - just keep checking in here, on Facebook or on Twitter.  Whooo, I’m tired just writing all this.  It will be awesome!

But we didn’t stop there.  We’ll have a live blues jam rockin’ the parking lot from noon until 4 pm.  And at 2:00 pm there will be our first ever Shred Contest.  Yes, a Shred Contest.  Each participant has 60 seconds to lay his – or her – best shredding on us.  Let the fingers bleed!  Just bring your guitar and any pedals you need - we’ll have amplifiers to choose from.  We’ll be video recording the entire Shred Contest and we’ll post the video here to our website, on Facebook and on Twitter.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  So make sure and let us know.  Call or come by the store to sign up for the blues jam and the Shred Contest, we’re limiting both to 20 people.

This is our way of saying “thank you” to the friends we’ve made for 20 years.  Let’s rock the Wenatchee Valley the entire month of May!