October 26, 2016, Tampa, FL – Replay Guitar Exchange, a store that sells new, pre-owned & vintage guitars and amps in South Tampa, and Coppertail Brewing Co., one of Tampa’s finest craft breweries, are pleased to hold a Guitar Solo contest to benefit veterans afflicted by PTSD.
Guitars for Vets is a national organization with a Tampa chapter. It specializes in helping veterans with this often debilitating condition find comfort in the healing power of music.
The event will be held on Thursday, November 10 at Coppertail Brewing Co., from 7 pm until 9 pm. Contestants can donate $20 to enter, and the first place prize is a new Ibanez electric guitar. There will be a raffle for other prizes, too, so everyone can participate.
“We’re excited to team up with Replay Guitar Exchange to help Guitars for Vets make a difference in the lives of local veterans dealing with PTSD. Playing music has always helped me get through life’s dark spots. We want to make sure our vets have the same opportunity to find peace through music,” said Kent Bailey, President of Coppertail. “The idea is to create a fun event where we bring people together to celebrate music and shine a spotlight on the good work being done by Guitars for Vets.”
“Music and craft beer go together perfectly. An amazing amount of brewers are former musicians. Whether you’re making music or brewing craft beer, you’re essentially doing the same thing. You’re creating something unique and sharing it with others. And if you’re lucky you bring a few minutes of joy into someone else’s life,” said Kent. “We plan to donate all the contest admission donations, raffle ticket money and 20% of our beer sales that day to Guitars for Vets so they can help more people.
To register in advance, go to www.replayguitar.com/solo.
When: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Where: Coppertail Brewing Co., 2601 E 2nd Ave., Tampa, next to Ikea
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Entry: The event is free to attend and all ages are welcome. A $20 donation is required to enter the contest and participants must be 21.
About Replay Guitar Exchange
Replay Guitar Exchange is an independently owned and operated guitar store in South Tampa offering new, pre-owned and vintage guitars, amplifiers, and related pro-audio gear. Instruments are accepted daily for cash or trade. Also offered are lessons for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and drums to students of all ages. Their full-service repair shop can handle any type of adjustment or repair. Replay Guitar Exchange carries all of the top guitar, amp, and audio brands such as Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Marshall, Vox, Dr. Z, Supro, Mackie, Behringer, Turbo-Sound, Shure, and many more. For more information, visit: ReplayGuitar.com
Kyle Bailey, President & Owner
Replay Guitar Exchange, 3944 Britton Plaza, Tampa, FL, 33611
About Coppertail Brewing Co.
One of Tampa’s finest craft beer companies, Coppertail Brewing Co. is located at the edge of Ybor City near IKEA. Coppertail brews and bottles all of their beer in Tampa, for distribution throughout Florida. Four core beers are available year round, with seasonal releases and special treatments offered periodically.
Coppertail recently won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Co., one of the industry’s most prestigious events. Coppertail beer is available at Total Wine, Target, Whole Foods, Publix, and at the brewery seven days a week. For more information, visit coppertailbrewing.com.
Kent Bailey, President
Coppertail Brewing Co.
2601 E. Second Avenue, Tampa, FL, 33605
Nancy Summers, Veranos Resources Marketing and PR Services
For information on the Tampa chapter of Guitars for Vets, go to www.facebook.com/guitarsforvetstampa or http://www.guitars4vets.org.