Summer once again brought a group of die-hard Gibson Acoustic fans to Bozeman, Montana. The 5th Annual Gibson Homecoming took place June 23-26, and all in attendance had a wonderful time.
From factory tours of the Montana facility and other local music industry manufacturers, trips to Yellowstone Park, and nightly jam sessions, the activities kept the group busy from morning to night. Arriving from all parts of the US and Canada, these Gibson die-hards love the yearly gathering to share stories, swap guitars, and just absorb the atmosphere that is Montana at its best.
A concert was held for the group at Music Villa, featuring store owner Paul Decker and the band Little Jane and the Pistol Whips. There were also nightly open mic sessions that kept the music rolling deep into the evening.
As event coordinator Mike Goecke stated, “The Gibson Homecoming is an opportunity to see how much work actually goes into making a Gibson acoustic guitar, and to see how hard the people at Gibson work to make the best guitars in the world”.
Planning is already under way for next year’s event, tentatively slated for June 15-18, 2011. Anyone interested in getting on the mailing list for updates can find information at www.gibson-homecoming.com.