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Music & Arts Opens New Location in Riverside, CA

Frederick, MD (September 28, 2017) – Music & Arts announces the acquisition of Music Mike’s in Riverside, CA. Music Mike’s has served the community as a respected music retailer and a Music & Arts rental affiliate. They are now being formally welcomed into the family as an official Music & Arts location.

The store will continue to serve the residents of Riverside and surrounding towns in the Inland Empire with expanded services now including private and group lessons, instrument rentals, repairs and a wide assortment of instruments and accessories. Located at 6511 Magnolia Ave in Riverside, the store will also serve school music programs throughout nearby counties.

“For many years, Music Mike’s has been the go-to music store in the Riverside area for performing musicians of all styles and levels. We’re excited to continue to provide the best in instruments, lessons, rentals and repair services to Riverside and surrounding communities,” shares Music & Arts president Steve Zapf.

Jeremy Mueller, National Sales Director notes, “In each new location we open, Music & Arts becomes a strong member of the community it serves. The combined experience of Music Mike’s and Music & Arts, plus our passion for service, will certainly benefit the families of the Riverside community for years to come.”

Music & Arts comprises more than 150 retail stores, more than 120 educational representatives, and over 350 affiliate locations. In addition to carrying a wide assortment of top-name brands, most locations offer expert repairs and university-trained, background-checked lesson instructors.

To learn more about Music & Arts, visit, and for more on this particular location, click here.  For the latest on upcoming new store openings, please visit here.



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    Flea to be Honored at Bass Player LIVE! 2017 November 4-5 in Los Angeles

Flea to be Honored at Bass Player LIVE! 2017 November 4-5 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, September 12, 2017 — Bass Player LIVE! 2017, the premier yearly event for bass players, returns to Los Angeles November 4 – 5. The event will take place at SIR Studios, located at 6465 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, and will offer attendees two days of drool-worthy exhibits by top gear manufacturers; clinics by world-class bassists; Lifetime Achievement Awards presentations; a Star-studded Concert featuring this year’s award recipients; and an All-Star Jam to close out the event.

The Bass Player LIVE! Educational clinics, exhibits, and awards presentation/All-Star Concert at SIR Studios in Hollywood will be held Saturday, November 4 from 11:00 AM-10:00 PM and Sunday, November 5 from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale September 15 at Bass players and musicians of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

Highlights of this much-anticipated bass bash include:

Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, followed by a performance featuring Flea’s friends at the All-Star Concert on November 4

Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to session legend and James Taylor bassistJimmy Johnson, followed by a performance with his band at the All-Star Concert, and a live clinic interview on Nov. 5

Posthumous Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award for R&B icon and Booker T. & the MGs bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn

NEW THIS YEAR: Expanded clinic room seating, more than 20 artists’ signings, live music from the SIR Main Stage, gear giveaways, full beverage service and gourmet food truck

The return of the All-Star Jam on Sunday Nov. 5, taking place on the SIR main stage

Clinics featuring Bunny Brunel (with Armand Sabal-Lecco and Hadrien Feraud); Oskar Cartaya; Andrew Gouche; Robert DeLeo; dUg Pinnick; Steve Bailey; Bob Glaub; New York City-based Reggie Young; Bonnie Raitt bassist Hutch Hutchinson; Nashville session bass great Dave Pomeroy; and Chuck Rainey

Appearances by: Juan Alderete, Norwood Fisher, Lee Sklar, Verdine White, Bakithi Kumalo, Alphonso Johnson, Jonathan Hischke, Nate […]