Hickory – On Saturday September 3, from 6:00-8:00pm, The Music Center is offering a free clinic and concert featuring Richard Gilewitz, pictured.

The two hour “Guitars, Gear, and a Bit of the Ukulele” clinic will begin with a short concert followed by a jam-packed session on finger style guitar, and inspiration for increasing playing skills. Whether a hobbyist, weekend warrior or full time professional, you’ll be entertained and inspired as this globetrotting 6 & 12-string player shares his experiences as a performer and master teacher. Author of Mel Bay Publication’s “Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop,” Gilewitz demonstrates ways to achieve a great sound, rekindle the love of playing an instrument, and why playing a guitar can be a life-long craft. Open to the public as a community event, door prizes will be given out at the end of the clinic. The Music Center is located at 1620 8th St. Drive SE, Hickory, NC, 28602.  For more information please call 828.322.4366. www.themusiccenterinc.com