If you were not at B.B. Kings Blues Club in Nashville on Friday night, July 23rd, you missed the best guitar show in town. The Epiphone NAMM party was THE place to be! In case you missed it, here are some pics for you to check out:

Turn out for the event was GREAT! The picture below was taken an hour before the doors opened!

Nashville's own Steve Roper started off the evening with his brand of jazz and funk. This guy is a real treat to hear! If you are ever in Nashville, be sure and stop by B.B.'s...Steve's band is the house band.

Recording artist and Epiphone calendar girl Jonda sat in with Steve's band for a song.

Next, long time Epi friend and endorsee Nick Colionne took the stage and the standing room only crowd was in a frenzy for most of his set! If you've not heard of Nick yet, you will! One of the hottest up and coming Jazz artists in the country, the Three Keys Recording Artist is well on his way to super stardom....and for good reason. This guy is one of the finest players you will ever hear!

Epiphone president Jim Rosenberg was on hand to thank the crowd for packing the house....

....recognize our co-sponsors, including AKG....

....and WFSK radio 88.1 FM....

....as well as honor Nick and Duke with the Distinguished Artist Award!

Gibson President, Dave Berryman (below left) also participated.

Rounding out the evening was the one and only Duke Robillard! We are proud to be associated with this legend of Americana Blues and if you see him it will be obvious why he consistently wins the W.C Handy Award for Guitarist of the Year. What a treat to see this guy in action!

Special thanks again to our co-sponsors for helping make this event a tremendous success!


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