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$15,000 + Raised for Guitars for Vets by Worldwide Music Ventures/Long and McQuade/Dwight Yoakam

04.4.18

Guitars for Vets was so thrilled to have been selected as the charity of choice for a fundraising campaign facilitated by Worldwide Music Ventures, Long and McQuade & country music artist Dwight Yoakam between 3-8 March 2018.

This Guitars for Vets awareness campaign ran over the course of sold out concerts in each of the following cities: Kamloops, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Lethbridge and Calgary; and touched the hearts of thousands more across the country through social and traditional media. During each concert, Guitars for Vets hosted an information booth where thousands of pamphlets, Guitars for Vets logo guitar picks and contact cards were handed out. Since these concerts, the program has seen a significant increase in Veteran-student applications.

Long and McQuade/Yorkville Sound had also donated 5 beautiful Epiphone Casino Burst Guitars that were graciously signed by Dwight Yoakam and auctioned at each performance.  The autographed guitars were a highlight of the concerts, and ultimately helped raise over $15,000 for Guitars for Vets, as well as a priceless amount of awareness.

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. Dwight has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum / multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10.