Fender hosted a fantastic celebration for the Grand Opening of the new Fender Visitor Center on Sept 15, 2011,in Corona, California, and this night was one for the musical history books, as the hall was filled with some of the most iconic artists and axe-wielding talent in the world. Larry Thomas, CEO of Fender, welcomed the crowd, and what followed was a party that rocked the house down. Buddy Guy put on a show that blew minds and whipped the crowd into a frenzy, as he introduced two uprising, young artists: Quinn Sullivan and Hayley McLean. To round out the evening, rock n’ roll photographer of epic proportions, Robert Knight, turned us on to Josh Gooch, one of the rising stars of the next generation of guitar-playing prodigies, so keep your ears peeled for this kid. Fender really rolled out the red carpet on this one and we were stoked to be a part of the festivities.
Located next to the Fender factory in Corona, California, the Fender Visitor Center is the new permanent home of historic instruments, rare photographs, artifacts and cultural reflections on Fender by musicians throughout the history of modern music. The visitor center provides an area for music lovers to appreciate the history of musical creativity.
Thank you to the Host Fender CEO, Larry Thomas.
Fender Visitor Center
301 Cessna Circle