This year's event will feature two days of exhibition, live demos and clinics on October 22 and 23 at SIR Studios, and a special evening concert at Key Club on Saturday, October 22 featuring performances by Jack Casady, Larry Graham, James Jamerson Tribute Band (with James Jamerson Jr.), and the Bass Player LIVE! All-Star Jam hosted by Steve Bailey.
The evening concert will feature a "Lifetime Achievement Award" presentation to funk legend Larry Graham, rock visionary Jack Casady, and posthumously to Motown Master James Jamerson.
Casady will open the concert with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen as Acoustic Hot Tuna; a Jamerson Tribute Band (with James Jamerson, Jr. and Anthony Jackson) will follow. Larry Graham will then perform with members of his Graham Central Station. An all-star jam concludes the evening.
The exhibition/clinics are for players of all levels, and manufacturer exhibits will showcase current basses and equipment to the bass community at large. All musicians are welcome.
"With Larry Graham, Jack Casady, Steve Bailey, Anthony Jackson, Andrew Gouche, Rickey Minor, Hadrien Feraud, Janek Gwizdala, Jonas Hellborg and others, Bass Player LIVE! 2011 has one of the strongest clinic lineups of BPL! talent ever. In addition, there are going to be a number of guest appearances - including Verdine White, Lee Sklar, Alphonso Johnson, Tal Wilkenfeld, Divinity Roxx, Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky, Igor Saavedra, and more coming aboard each week. It is going to be one of our best events yet and not to be missed," said Joe Perry, Group Publisher of Music Player Network.
The day exhibition/clinic will take place on both Saturday, October 22 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 23 from 10am-4pm at SIR Studios, located at 6465 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. The phone number is (323) 462-1112. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, October 22 at Key Club, located at 9039 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Doors open at 7pm. The phone number is (310) 786-1712.
TICKETSOne-Day Pass: $22.50 before September 30th; $30 after September 30th (Includes Clinics and Exhibits on Saturday OR Sunday)
Two-Day Pass: $37.50 before September 30th; $50 after September 30th (Includes Clinics and Exhibits on Saturday AND Sunday)
Key Club Concert: $22.50 before September 30th; $30 after September 30th (Concert Only)
To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.bassplayer.com/bplive/5294.