David Grissom Performance Clinic at CosmoFEST 2023
Cosmopolitan Music Hall, Cosmo Music
10 Via Renzo Dr, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 0B6, Canada
David Grissom at CosmoFEST 2023
Sponsored by PRS Guitars
Cosmopolitan Music Hall | Cosmo Music | 10 Via Renzo Dr, Richmond Hill ON
Saturday June 3, 2023
Cosmopolitan Music Hall — 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free EXPO Tent Meet & Greet — noon - 12:45 pm (separate event)
Attendees of the either this David Grissom clinic or the Paul Reed Smith clinic will be entered to win a PRS SE DGT David Grissom Signature Gold Top Guitar ($1,149).
CosmoFEST performance clinics will be held in the intimate 240-seating capacity Cosmopolitan Music Hall.
VIP tickets ($30) allow attendees to enter the music hall first and select their seats (first-come, first-serve on event day) as well as guaranteed front of the line access to the Meet & Greet (separate time and event, first-come first-serve on event day). VIP ticket holders should arrive early on event day to present ticket in exchange for a numbered wristband (for their position in line to choose their music hall seat and Meet & Greet line position). Cosmo Music opens at 9 am on event day.
General Admission tickets ($15) allow attendees to enter the music hall after the VIP ticket holders to and select their seat (first-come, first-serve on event day). General Admission ticket holders are welcome to join the free Meet & Greet, but are not guaranteed a spot in line (time is limited, first-come first-serve on event day). General Admission ticket holders should arrive early on event day to line up to choose their music hall seat. Cosmo Music opens at 9 am on event day.
Join us for a rare Canadian appearance; David Grissom is legendary guitarist who has played and toured with several heavy hitting bands and recording artists. Best known for his work with John Mellencamp, he has also released four solo albums: Loud Music, 10,000 Feet, Way Down Deep, and How It Feels to Fly. In close collaboration Grissom plays a PRS guitar and has for most of his career.
ABOUT DAVID GRISSOM
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David Grissom is legendary guitarist who has played and toured with several heavy hitting bands and recording artists. Best known for his work with John Mellencamp, he has also released four solo albums: Loud Music, 10,000 Feet, Way Down Deep, and How It Feels to Fly. In close collaboration with PRS, Grissom plays a PRS guitar and has for most of his career.
Grissom moved to Austin in 1983 and quickly became a stalwart on the vibrant local scene. He joined Texas legend Joe Ely’s band in 1985 and toured and recorded nonstop until 1991 when he joined John Mellencamp’s band. David made three records with John and toured extensively from 1991 through 1993.
After, Mellencamp, David went back to Texas to form Storyville, the band that included the Double Trouble rhythm section of Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, and powerhouse vocalist Malford Milligan. Since 2000, David has divided his time between recording sessions, including four Buddy Guy records, and scores of Americana releases, along with touring with the Dixie Chicks from 2003-2007, and playing hundreds of live gigs, designing signature guitars and amps with PRS Guitars, and producing his solo CD’s. He just released his fifth solo CD Trio Live 2020.
David Grissom Discography: 2000: Texas Boy (Sky Malone With Double Trouble, David Grissom, and Riley Osbourne), 2007: Loud Music (Wide Lode Records), 2009: 10,000 Feet (Wide Lode Records), 2011: Way Down Deep (Wide Lode Records), 2014: How It Feels To Fly (Wide Lode Records), 2020: Trio (Live), 2020 (Wide Lode Records)
Guest Appearances: 1987: Joe Ely "Lord of the Highway", 1988: Joe Ely "Dig All Night", 1989: James McMurtry "Too Long in the Wastelands, "1990: Joe Ely "Live at Liberty Lunch, "1991: John Mellencamp "Whenever we wanted", 1992: James McMurtry "Candyland", 1993: Joe Ely "Love and Danger", 1995: Toni Price "Hey"
EVENT SUMMARY - FREE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO (CosmoFEST) is Canada’s premier musical instrument & gear exhibition and celebration of live music. An all-ages free event, CosmoFEST 2019 saw 14,000 pre-registration attendees. Hosted on Cosmo Music’s 4-acre property and 60,150 sq ft facility in Richmond Hill, CosmoFEST is more than a typical music festival. It is unique and not seen anywhere near this scale within Canada - artists, experts, master builders, and leaders come from across the world to connect directly with fans. Areas include outdoor Main Stage, indoor Cosmopolitan Music Hall, instrument and gear EXPO, retail store, Kidz Zone, Community Zone, Food Trucks, and Beer Garden. Some of the past featured masterclass clinicians, main stage headliners, and guests include Geddy Lee, Dave Grohl, Steve Vai, Nicko McBrain, Tosin Abasi, Big Wreck, Mother Mother, Sloan, Finger Eleven, April Wine, Kim Mitchell, I Mother Earth, Bif Naked, Honeymoon Suite, Yukon Blonde, The Beaches, and Meghan Patrick.
MORE INFO: https://cosmofest.ca/
ABOUT COSMO MUSIC
Cosmo Music has been in business for over 50 years, supporting the passion of making music. We are one of the biggest and best musical instrument retail stores globally, providing sales, service, rentals, and lessons for all types of musical instruments in a one-of-a-kind, world class facility. Our team is 200 strong, including 22 repair technicians and 40 highly qualified teachers. If you’re looking to buy an instrument, rent some gear, improve your playing, get your instrument or gear back into top-working condition, help make your event a success, set up the A/V for your organization, or even just a cool place to hang out and enjoy a coffee, we’ve got you covered.
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