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John Lennon Bus Kicks Off 20th Anniversary at NAMM Show

John Lennon Bus Kicks Off 20th Anniversary at NAMM Show

john-lennon-bus-kicks-off-20th-anniversary-at-namm-show-2The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus)

PR – The premier non-profit 501 (c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile production facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages, makes its return to The 2017 NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes. Presented in conjunction with The NAMM Foundation, the rock icon joins the Lennon Bus in celebrating its 20th Anniversary tour with a special performance by the Ronettes at the annual Imagine Party.

“Launching the 20th Anniversary tour at The NAMM Show is like coming home,” said Co-Founder and Executive Director Brian Rothschild. “The NAMM Foundation’s early support of the Lennon Bus helped set the stage for our years of success, and partnering with Ronnie Spector, a friend of John Lennon’s, is the perfect way to celebrate as we look back on our impact and look ahead to reaching even more students and communities.”

“I first met John January 1964 in London, before he came to the states. What a beautiful person. I am thrilled to help celebrate his continuing impact on humanity with The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and the efforts by Yoko to keep his spirit alive,” said Ronnie Spector.

Throughout The 2017 NAMM Show, the Lennon Bus will be parked on the central Grand Plaza in front of the Anaheim Convention Center, offering trade show attendees interactive tours of the bus and showcasing the newly updated display of onboard state-of-the-art equipment and gear, advanced recording technology, and innovative capabilities. Guests will get an exclusive look at featured products including Yamaha acoustic and electric guitars, Line 6 digital modeling guitar amplifiers, and new Canon cameras and lenses. In addition, the Lennon Bus will offer over $14,000 worth of gear giveaways from Yamaha, OWC (Other World Computing), Audio-Technica, Neutrik, Disc Makers, Digital Media Academy, Focusrite, Genelec, Line 6, Mackie, and Propellerhead.

The Lennon Bus, which is inspired by John Lennon and made possible by Yoko Ono Lennon, celebrates 20 years of carrying on John Lennon’s legacy of peace, love and creativity. The organization has visited 13 countries and over 2,000 schools, making an impact on over 5 million students, in addition to 20 years of supportive partnerships with companies such as Canon U.S.A. Inc., Apple Inc., Juniper Networks, OWC (Other World Computing), Audio-Technica, Neutrik and Founding Sponsor, Yamaha Corporation of America.


Lennon Bus Interactive Tours

  • Thursday, January 19 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday, January 20 – 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday, January 21 – 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Sunday, January 22 – 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Thursday, January 19

1:45PM Press Event at Lennon Bus – Founding Sponsor Yamaha unveils and discusses their expanded relationship with the Lennon Bus for the 20th Anniversary tour.

Friday, January 20

12:00PM John Lennon Songwriting Contest NAMM Show winner Skye Strickler performs at the NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza Stage

7:00PM The Lennon Bus presents Ronnie Spector with She Rocks Award at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.

Saturday, January 21

12:00PM John Lennon Songwriting Contest NAMM Show winner Tia P. performs at the NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza Stage

5:45PM – 7:30PM The NAMM Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus present the Imagine Party featuring Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes at the NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza Stage.

Sunday, January 21

12:00PM John Lennon Songwriting Contest Song of the Year winner Common Souls performs at the NAMM Nissan Grand Plaza Stage

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