Guitar Player Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Jam, December 19

Celebrate a decade of guitar music with GP Presents at the Boom Boom Room, SF.
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Guitar Player Presents its 10th Anniversary Holiday Jam at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, December 19.

Guitar Player Presents promotions started out at the Boom Boom Room on Election Day 2004. GP Presents was born of community spirit with a mission to bring players and music lovers together over the glory of guitar. The players at our events over the past ten years include international superstars such as Santana, Slash, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Pat Metheny, and Joe Satriani, to club killers such as Eric McFadden, Mike Stern, and Oz Noy, to local lickmeisters of all stripes.

On December 19, Guitar Player Presents is heading back to the house John Lee Hooker built to celebrate a glorious decade of GP events, and to get into the holiday spirit.

Hosted by GP Contributing Writer/Presents Event Coordinator Jimmy Leslie, the holiday show brings you the "12 Guitar Players of Christmas," including Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia Band), James Nash (the Waybacks), Gretchen Menn (Zepparella, shown in above photo), Eric Barnett (Points North), Shelley Doty (Yo Miles!, Dolarata), Sean Leahy (Guitarmageddon), Derek Brooker (Tracorum), Fernando “Fernie Rod” Rodriguez (Jetboy), Miles Schon, Jules Leyhe (Chris Cain, Allmond Brothers Clan), and Jimmy Leslie himself.

Also! Special invites are being sent to regional guitar stars home for the holidays. Who knows who will drop in to jam? 

Mike Sugar (The Fall Risk, Jambay) is bassist for the event, and Grammy-nominated drummer Jeremy Hoenig will provide badass beats.

Holiday gift goodness will be in full effect as Guitar Player hands out free magazines and assorted goodies from longtime sponsor D’Addario/Planet Waves. GP will also reveal the winners of the Hartman Pedals Raffle that has been running all year at GP/BP Presents events. On this night, one lucky player will win a Hartman Envelope Filter, and another will walk home with a Hartman Compressor.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the GP Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Jam click here and put “10th Anny” in the subject of your e-mail. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA, and have his or her own accommodations in the Bay Area on Friday, December 19. Good luck! Again, that email is

GP Presents 10th Anniversary Holiday Jam
Friday, December 19
Boom Boom Room
1601 Fillmore Street at Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA
8pm doors; 9:30pm show; Ages 21+

No cover charge until 9pm! Then it becomes $15 at the door. Save when you buy $10 advance tickets now.

Click here for tickets.