Les Paul’s Trio and the Les Paul Foundation Close out Les Paul’s 100th Birthday Year with Free Concert at Pier 36 in New York on Thursday, June 9thJune 8, 2016 by Les Paul Foundation
Last Time the Public Can See Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience Before it retires from the Road
The Les Paul Foundation has announced a free concert for New Yorkers as the Les Paul 100th Birthday year comes to an end. On Thursday, June 9, 2016 (Les Paul’s birthdate), Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience will take its final bow at Pier 36 (299 South Street) in New York and Les Paul’s Trio will perform a free concert. On Thursday, June 9th, 2016 Pier 36 will come alive with all things Les Paul. Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience, the 53’ interactive state-of-the-art mobile tour will be open to the public from 3:00-9:00 p.m. Visitors will be taken behind the scenes into the world of Les Paul giving them an opportunity for numerous interactive exchanges within 1,000 square feet full of music, technology and the energy of Les Paul! Guests young and old will immerse themselves in music exploration, sound and technology innovations and hands-on interactive entertainment.
At 7:30 p.m., the world-famous Les Paul’s Trio will perform. The concert is open and free to the public. All of this is in honor of the man who many refer to as the “Father of Modern Music.” Special giveaways will also take place on-site. This will be the last time the public will be able to see and visit Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience as it completes its nationwide tour which began June 9, 2015, Les Paul’s 100th birthday.
Les Paul was an innovator, an inventor, a GRAMMY® Award winner, an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The National Invention Hall of Fame and so much more. Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience is all about the music, the inventions, the fans and the legacy of Les Paul. Known also as the “Father of the Solid Body Electric Guitar,” “The Wizard of Waukesha,” “Rhubarb Red,” “The Father of Modern Music,” and more. Les Paul’s curiosity about sound began at a very young age. Contemporary artists such as Slash, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joan Jett, Jimi Hendrix and many others have paid homage to Les Paul throughout their careers.