Celebration For Students Will Include Three Days of Special Giveaways, Food and Games and A Halloween Kick Off Party With Live Music and Much More
October 28-30, 2015
Corvallis, Oregon – (October 26, 2015) – Les Paul – The Tour is coming to Oregon State University as part of the CAMPVS program for three days, October 28-30, 2015. Les Paul’s 100th Anniversary will be celebrated with live music from Oregon State University bands and DJs, free food, special giveaways and games. Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience, the 53’ interactive mobile tour which is making its way across the United States is making the special stop at Phi Delta Theta at 120 NW 13th Street in Corvallis right across from campus. The three-day celebration is open to all college students. Everyone who visits will have the opportunity to experience the life of Les Paul through extraordinary interactive musical experiences on board the tour. Students and visitors will have the chance to take the tour and learn all about the fascination that led Les Paul to become one of the greatest music innovators of all time.
The 53’ interactive state-of-the-art mobile tour takes visitors behind the scenes into the world of Les Paul giving them an opportunity for numerous interactive exchanges within 1,000 square feet full of music, technology and the energy of Les Paul! Guests can immerse themselves in music exploration, sound and technology innovations and hands-on interactive entertainment. Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience will be open October 28 & 29, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and on October 30, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A pre-Halloween kick-off party for students is scheduled for October 30th.
Popular Oregon State U bands and DJs will perform with live music planned for the Halloween Kick-Off Party on October 30th. Performing will be student artists NOFOX, DJ Caraya, Parker Play, Patrimony, and special appearances by College Battle of the Band final The Shifts and Campus DJ National Finalist DJ Keyst1 who is representing Oregon Statea U in the 2015 National Championship.
Students have the chance to win an exclusive Les Paul Epiphone guitar and other great prizes including the collectible “In His Own Words” book by Les Paul, collectible Les Paul guitar picks, free burrito cards from Chipotle and other giveaways including gift cards from Chipotle, swag and gear from Monster Energy and free Cheesy Stuffed Burgers and more.
Les Paul was an innovator, an inventor, a GRAMMY Award winner, an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The National Invention Hall of Fame and so much more. Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience is all about the music, the inventions, the fans and the legacy of Les Paul. Known also as the “Father of the Solid Body Electric Guitar,” “The Wizard of Waukesha,” “Rhubarb Red,” “The Father of Modern Music,” and more. Les Paul’s curiosity about sound began at a very young age. Contemporary artists such as Slash, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Joan Jett, Jimi Hendrix and many others have paid homage to Les Paul throughout their careers. To find out more about Les go to www.les-paul.com. For more information on Les Paul Foundation visit www.lespaulfoundation.org.
CAMPVS is an intercollegiate platform focused on college talent discovery and school pride. The CAMPVS words is a mash-up of the words CAMPUS and VERSUS as it aims to become the Intercollegiate Creative Forum, similar to the structure of the NCAA for Sports. The company’s founders ran the national College Battle of the Bands competition for live musicians, bands and artists in college from 2009 to 2013 as the first-ever and only national college music competition of its kind. It featured college musicians such as Rozzi Crane (USC), the first artist signed to Adam Levine’s new record label, Mike Posner (Duke U), Local Natives (Pepperdine U) and many more. CAMPVS then launched the Campus DJ platform, the only national competition for collegiate DJs. With funding for the arts continuing to decline at major universities, campuses and high schools everywhere, the company has provided a much needed outlet for college artists and music fans alike.
About the Les Paul 100th Anniversary
Les Paul was an innovator who inspired creativity throughout his life. As the inventor of the solid body electric guitar, multi-track recording, over-dubbing (sound on sound) and numerous other recording techniques, he left an unmistakable mark on the music industry for future generations. The year-long Les Paul 100th Anniversary celebrates Les Paul’s life and includes major events and programs, tours, promotional campaigns, education grants and marketing initiatives that will secure his legacy for generations. The re-launched Les Paul Foundation website includes interactive opportunities with the late, great Les Paul as well as new merchandise. For more information and up-to-date schedules of the official Les Paul 100th Anniversary activities go to www.les-paul.com or www.lespaulfoundation.org