This weekend, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio is hosting a series of events devoted to celebrating the extraordinary legacy of musician, inventor, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Les Paul. The exhibit will be titled The New Sound: Les Paul and the Electric Guitar. Highlights will include a special interview with one of Gibson Guitar’s luthiers, Michael McGuire, along with “Meet the Curator” tours, live performances, screenings of film footage (including the premiere of Les Paul Live in New York) and more. Guitar Center will also be on site with a special Gibson Les Paul product tent, encouraging fans to experience the sound and feel of a Les Paul guitar. This event is generously supported by Ohio Natural Gas, Gibson Guitar and Guitar Center.

Schedule of events:

Friday, August 13th

· Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. — 2008 American Music Masters Tribute Concert to Les Paul

· Outside Plaza

10 a.m. - 5:30pm — Gibson Custom Shop Trailer and Tour Bus on-site

· The New Sound: Les Paul and the Electric Guitar- Architects of Rock and Roll exhibit

2 p.m. — Meet the Curator tour with Rock Hall Chief Curator Jim Henke

Saturday, August 14th

· Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. — 2008 American Music Masters Tribute Concert to Les Paul

· Outside Plaza

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Guitar Center Les Paul Product Tent
10 a.m. - 9 p.m.- Gibson Custom Shop Trailer and Gibson guitar giveaway on-site

· The New Sound: Les Paul and the Electric Guitar- Architects of Rock and Roll exhibit

10:15 a.m. — Meet the Curator tour with Rock Hall Chief Curator Jim Henke

· Foster Theater – 4th Floor

11 a.m. — Rockin’ the Schools special presentation of educational program “Meet the Instruments”

1 p.m. — Interview with Gibson Custom Shop Operations Manager Michael McGuire

3 p.m. — Premiere of Les Paul Live in New York film (56 minutes)

4:30 p.m. — Les Paul- Chasing Sound film screening (86 minutes)

6 p.m. — Les Paul Live in New York film screening

7 p.m. — Les Paul- Chasing Sound film screening

· Main Stage

2:30 p.m.: Live performance by School of Rock playing the music of Gibson Les Paul artists

Sunday, August 15th

· Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall’s Theater 3

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. – 2008 American Music Masters Tribute Concert to Les Paul

· Outside Plaza

10 a.m. - 5:30pm — Gibson Custom Shop Trailer and Gibson guitar giveaway on-site

· Foster Theater – 4th Floor

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. — Film screenings of Les Paul Live in New York and Les Paul - Chasing Sound.

For more information, visit http://www.rockhall.com/.