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Gordy’s Music and our many sponsors this year are giving away well over $10.000.00 worth of GUITARS & hourly GIVEAWAYS in appreciation of all your support over the past 30 years!!!

From the Archives: Albert Collins

Veteran WXYZ Newsman Erik Smith sent us this great photo of his friend (and legendary guitarist) Albert Collins double-fisting Telecasters at an early Michigan Guitar Show

(Thanks Mr. Smith. We owe you one.)

Albert Collins, at an early Michigan Guitar Show… trying to find a Tele that fits. Photo Courtesy of Erik Smith.

Places to EAT near the Emerald Theatre

There’s no shortage of good places to eat in downtown Mt. Clemens (see the map below) but we can recommend two places literally right around the corner to get you started. Both are a Very Short Walk from the Emerald Theatre.

Serves breakfast, lunch and coffee
64 Macomb Place 
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043
(586) 690-8883
Sandwich Shop · Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant · American Restaurant
Hours 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bath City Bistro
Nestled in the heart of historical Downtown Mt Clemens, Bath City Bistro offers modern American cuisine featuring the area’s Largest Belgium Trough Bowling!
75 Macomb Pl 
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043
(586) 469-0917
American Restaurant · Bar · Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant
Hours 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

DEALERS: Two new vendor spots announced


Located on either side of the stage 
Booth has a built in 9’x4′ elevated display area
a 6 ft. table is included/optional
A very high traffic area and spacious.

There are only 2 available so while they last. 
 If I was a vendor I would definitely take this spot!!

Call for more specifics – (248) 546-7447

Discounted Rock Room tables on the 2nd Floor

We have ‘6’ six foot tables available at a
 discounted price of $140.00 ea.
on the second floor surrounding the ‘ROCK ROOM’ bar
 where all the performances-clinics-bands will be
 held all day Saturday & Sunday *
 Another HIGH traffic area but on the second level.

* ed. note: we are now hearing as yet uncertain rumors of a CELEBRITY JAM session at 5:00 pm on Saturday!!

Call for more specifics – (248) 546-7447

Pro Cables N Sound plugs in to the Event

Detroit-metro cable maker Pro CablesN Sound has announced they will be attending this year’s show. This is their first appearance making cables at the Michigan Guitar Show, so please welcome them warmly.

Pro Cables N Sound will be onsite making great cables to your specs while you’re taking in the sights.

“Bottom line: They will make you

a high quality cable of any kind

while you wait at the show.”

— Gordy


In the interest of keeping you properly informed about the behind-the-scenes plotting and scheming here at MGS, we offer up the following summary of guitars scheduled to be given away at this year’s 30th Anniversary Event.

Reverend Guitars Tommy Koffin Signature guitar, list $1534 (more info)

Fender Standard Stratocaster, list $699 (more info)

Epiphone Les Paul Special Vintage Edition – in Worn Ebony, list $248

Fender & Epiphone giveaways courtesy of :

Echopark Echocaster, list $2450 (more info)

FIVE clinics/performances announced so far

Note: These times/performances are as of 5/28/19, for the latest updates, be sure to check the clinics page

SATURDAY June 29th.

Killer B Kustoms Artist Laura Mendoza w/ Benjamin Rios : Saturday at Noon

Takamine Artist Jake Allen : Saturday at 2 P.M.

Epiphone Artists The Sillies: Saturday at 3:30 P.M.

SUNDAY June 30th.

Reverend Artist Dylan Dunbar w/ Ken Haas : Sunday at 1 P.M.

Echopark Artist Larry McCray: Sunday at 3:30 P.M.

Press Release: 30th Anniversary Michigan Guitar Show is JUNE 29 & 30, 2019

this year will be even bigger…

A few words from show founders Gordy & Marcia Lupo…

This summer the Michigan Guitar Show is going to be a ‘2’ day swap meet event.

Our next show is on Saturday & Sunday, June 29th & 30th. from 10:am to 5:pm at the beautiful Emerald Theatre located in downtown Mt. Clemens 20 miles north of downtown Detroit at 31 N. Walnut Street.  This could be the ‘NEW HOME’ for an annual eastside Summer Guitar Show!!

Marcia and I are going ‘ALL IN’ pedal to the METAL!!!, on this SHOW and it is a 2 day show to the public with a Friday Dealer set up.

We are giving away 3 GUITARS!!! A $1,500.00 Reverend Tommy Koffin Signature in Silver Sparkle, a Fender Stratocaster Standard, & a LTD by Esp Viper 10.  There are going to be 2 days worth of FREE guitar clinics by guitar artists like Jake Allen courtesy of Takamine guitars, Larry McCray, Detroit’s own Laura Mendoza, Benjamin Rios representing Killer B Guitar Co., and several more artists ‘to be announced’.

Gordy and Marcia Lupo, founders of the Michigan Guitar Show, relaxing after pulling off the INSANE first Michigan Guitar Show at the Holiday Inn on Telegraph back in June of 1989 almost exactly 30 years ago.

We have VINTAGE GUITAR Magazine there in person giving away magazines while they last so get there early. You will also receive a FREE Collectors Program Guide when you go in. GHS is giving a FREE pack of strings to the first 100 people thru the door each day and enter to win a 1 year supply of GHS strings!!  Gordy’s Music will be giving away an instrument every hour all day long BOTH days!!!, in a show of 30 years of appreciated support.

We will have the hottest rock radio station in lower Michigan ‘WRIF’ involved as well.  HOW EXCITING is all THAT!

Our last show was a BLAST!!!, back in November. Keep in mind that this Emerald Theatre venue is MUCH larger with a full stage, 3 tiers, 2 balconies, and 3 bars.  The very intimate ‘ROCK ROOM’ is a cozy little private bar upstairs on the second floor with a stage and leather seats,, this is where the artist clinics & demonstrations will take place.

Built in 1920 this theater has that ‘VINTAGE VIBE’!! and it holds about 2,000 people.

Anyway we are going ALL the way with this one.

This will be ‘the GUITAR event’ that NO ONE will forget !!!

This event showcases products like guitars, mostly VINTAGE guitars-banjos, mandolins, dobros, used amps, effect pedals, parts, catalogs, memorabilia, etc.

This is our 30th year for this event. Sponsored by us at Gordy’s Music in Ferndale MI. (248) 546-7447  In business for 33 years. We will give you a FREE verbal appraisal on your instruments at the show or in our store.

 Parking and children under 12 are FREE!   Admission is $10.00 and you can come and go all day long and bring as much merchandise to SELL or trade as you like. You will see on display the largest collection of VINTAGE guitars and AMPLIFIERS anywhere in the state of Michigan!    If you have any questions on how everything works feel free to call me at 1-248-546-7447 ask for Gordy.  These dealers pay in CASH. NO one at the show takes checks and VERY few take credit cards. CASH is KING!!  

OWN your own music store for 2 DAYS!   

Display your collection or gear. 

Then go home with a pile of loot!

Thank you for your suuport over the past 30 years and we are REALLY looking forward to seeing everyone at this 30th. Guitar Show ‘EVENT!!!

Regards,  Gordy & Marcia Lupo

Contact us about a display booth at our show.

(248) 546-7447 or