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Win an autographed Fender guitar signed by Tahoe’s summer performers

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Ron Richman/Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comMumbo Gumbo signs the Fender Squire Bullet Stratocaster guitar at a recent performance at Concerts on Commons Beach. The guitar will be raffled off with proceeds supporting local music.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; As funding belts tighten, local businesses and organizations have created a unique way to support local music events and programs, via two special commemorative autographed guitar giveaways at Tahoe Cityand#8217;s Concerts on Commons Beach and Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Bluesdays concerts. Proceeds from the drawings will help support music events and programs in North Lake Tahoe.

Each week, performers at both shows will autograph a special Fender Squire Bullet Stratocaster guitar. The guitars, along with a complete package including a VOX amp, accessories and guitar lessons, will be given away at the final concerts of the summer. Proceeds from the Commons Beach guitar giveaway will be donated to the Tahoe City Downtown Association for support of next yearand#8217;s concerts. Proceeds from the Bluesdays guitar giveaway will be donated to support youth music programs at North Tahoe High School and Middle School.

The fundraiser was created and prizes for the drawing have been donated by Tahoe TV, Seventh Wave Sound and Tahoe School of Music. The program is supported and coordinated with the help of The Village at Squaw Valley and the Tahoe City Downtown Association.

and#8220;Weand#8217;ve been part of the music scene here for many years and want to give back to ensure its future,and#8221; explained Eric Brandt, president and CEO of Tahoe TV. and#8220;These funds will not only help continue the great live shows, but also contribute to our local school music programs that create talented musicians.and#8221;—

A $10 donation provides entry to either one of the drawings, and the winners will be drawn at the final shows of the season and#8212;-Aug. 30-at Squaw Valleyand#8217;s Bluesdays and on Sept. 4 at Commons Beach.

Entries can be made in person at each of the shows, or by pledging a donation via texting and#8220;Bluesdaysand#8221; or and#8220;Commonsand#8221; to 24587, or entering online at http://www.tahoetopia.com/bluesdays or http://www.tahoetopia.com/commons.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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