Bucky Pizzarelli and Lou Pallo with Les Paul’s Trio are the highlighted performers at a Gala honoring the life and birthday of musician and inventor Les Paul. The Gala, to be held by the Mahwah Museum, will celebrate what would have been the 98th birthday of Les Paul on Saturday June 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. The Gala will be held at the Trustees Pavilion of Ramapo College. Tickets to the gala are $30 per person of which $10 is tax deductible as a contribution to the Museum.
Pizzarelli, Pallo and the members of the Trio were long time friends of Les Paul and performed with him for many years. Guests at the Gala will enjoy wine, hors d'ouevres, light fare and a birthday cake. Many autographed collectibles donated to the Museum by a prominent Les Paul autograph collector will be offered in a silent auction. There will be a live auction of autographed guitars and other music memorabilia.
At 9:30 p.m. the Museum will pick the winning ticket in its raffle of two guitars. First prize is a White Epiphone Guitar, Les Paul Standard Royal, body autographed by Bucky Pizzarelli, Lou Pallo and others – pick guard autographed by Les Paul, circa 2007; second prize is an Epiphone Mahogany Guitar, Les Paul Studio, autographed by Lou Pallo, Peter Frampton, Al Caiola and Peter Townshend; Third Prize is a Les Paul and Mary Ford 45 rpm record and Gibson Ad, autographed by Les Paul. Tickets are $25.
Tickets to both the Gala and the Raffle can be purchased at the Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike, open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. Raffle tickets are also available at Devon Fine Jewelry (303 Franklin Ave., Wyckoff) and Robbie’s Music (280 Route 17, Mahwah.) Go to www.mahwahmuseum.org to order tickets by mail or online. Proceeds from the event will support the Mahwah Museum Society.
“Les Paul in Mahwah: A Tribute” continues at the Museum on Wednesdays and weekends from 1-5 p.m. through June 30, 2013. This exhibit celebrates the life and genius of Les Paul who lived in Mahwah for over 50 years.