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Monday, April 19, 2010's "Pickers 4 Pets" Benefit at Summer NAMM 2010

Contact: Kristen Go, Gopher Entertainment Group
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Nashville, Tennessee – 3/27/10 Guitarist/journalists Aljon Go and Tony Pasko throw a party featuring some of the best guitarists in town for the Nashville Summer NAMM show and raise money for the ASPCA.

Gopher Entertainment Group presents the “Pickers 4 Pets.” The event will be held Saturday June 19, 2010 at the Rutledge Live Music Venue in downtown Nashville Tennessee. The showcase will feature performances and clinics from: JonesWorld (funk/rock), Reeves Grabels (David Bowie/Tin Machine) and Rikk Beatty (rock instrumentalist) and many more. It will also serve as an album release party for session guitarist Tony Pasko (Premier Guitar Magazine/Rock House Method). There will also be door prizes and a silent auction of guitar gear donated by event sponsors benefiting the ASPCA.

This will be the third Summer NAMM benefit concert that Aljon Go has organized. “The last couple of years a lot of people and manufacturers donated a significant amount of time and resources to help out some great charities. This year we’re changing it up a bit and introducing new partners.” Go continues, “My wife and I rescued our two wonderful cats and I know Tony Pasko and his family just loves animals. Everyone here just wants to do their part to help the ASPCA and help prevent animal cruelty.”

The “Pickers 4 Pets” Concert will be held at The Rutledge Live Music Venue (, 410 4th Ave. North, Nashville Tennessee, Saturday June 19th. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and is a “smoke-free” 18 and up event. Live live music begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 ($5 for 21 and up). The event is presented by Gopher Entertainment Group. For more information on this event please contact Kristen Hoetzel, Gopher Entertainment Group at

Aljon Go is the writer/founder of the ToneFreq blog. He is also tours the world as a product specialist for a leading guitar company, as well as performs with the critically acclaimed funk/rock group JonesWorld. He is also heard internationally as a radio personality on Sorcerer Radio (, the popular Disney-based station. For more info please visit and follow him at

Tony Pasko is a session guitarist and writer for Premier Guitar and Rock House Method among others. He is also a musical instrument designer having worked for Peavey, Washburn, Randall, Parker, and many others His new album is set for release during the “Pickers 4 Pets” showcase. For more info please visit and follow him at

The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by our founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Learn more about at or follow them at

Gopher Entertainment Group, a Nashville artist/event consulting agency is run by Kristen Hoetzel. They have organized and promoted events such as the Save the Predators benefit concert; Rock the Vote concerts, My Space Mixers, National Kidney Foundation benefits and the annual Local Buzz Rock Awards. Please visit for more information or follow them at


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