Les Paul Big Sound Experience Coming to Waukesha
Les Paul, the Wizard of Waukesha and father of modern music and solid body electric guitar, would have been 100 years old this past June 9th.
The “Big Sound Experience” will be featured at Les Paul Middle School from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Thursday and Friday as part of the 2015 100th Birthday celebration tour. Admission to the exhibit is free. (See exhibit pictures from Thursday – below)
To share his creativity, innovative spirit, and love of sound, the Les Paul Foundation has created an intriguing mobile exhibit – a 76.5 ft-long, by 28 ft-wide trailer that expands to a 1,000-square-foot.
Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience was unveiled June 9 for the Les Paul 100th birthday celebration in New York City, and has made stops in Boston; Nashville; Washington D.C.; Dearborn, Mich.; Indianapolis; Cleveland; Mahwah, N.J., and more. It visited Milwaukee’s Summerfest in July, and was also at the Good Neighbor Festival in Middleton.
This week’s stop in Waukesha will be the last planned in Wisconsin, but the Big Sound Experience will roll on around the country into next May, including visits to Nashville, Memphis, San Francisco and Texas.
I took the opportunity to stop by the #BigSoundExperience Thursday afternoon and snapped a few pictures. Inside this exhibit is a truly amazing entourage of gadgetry and historic WOW!