The Eighth Annual Gibson HomecomingTM
June 12–15, 2013
Bozeman, MT

The 2013 Gibson Homecoming will be held on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 12--15, 2013, in Bozeman, Montana.

The Gibson Homecoming is a gathering of independent Gibson enthusiasts who will informally gather in Bozeman to meet others who share their love of Gibson acoustic guitars. Although the Gibson Homecoming is not officially sponsored by Gibson Acoustic or Music Villa, both are highly supportive of the event and are involved in the programming.

Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Best Western Gran Tree Inn at 1-800-624-5865. A reduced room rate of $121 per night is available (standard: queen, king and 2-queen beds) or $131 (suites) + tax. In order to receive the reduced rate, you must give them the group name of "Gibson Homecoming" or "group number 806010".

Availability is limited, so it is recommended that you register early. If the Gran Tree fills up, there are other hotels in the Bozeman area, but that is their busy time of the year, so register early in either case. The Gran Tree has a website at http://www.bestwestern.com/grantreeinn/. The hotel has a restaurant, lounge, casino and indoor pool. There is also an airport shuttle service available.

Bozeman does have a commercial airport, Gallatin Field, so it is possible to fly into Bozeman if you do not wish to drive. Car rentals are available at the airport. However, if you don't wish to rent a car, the Gran Tree has a shuttle bus that regularly runs to the airport. In the past there have been enough participants with transportation, so it is usually possible to catch a ride to the events which are not held at the Gran Tree. Some of the events are held at Gibson Montana and Music Villa (Music Villa) and these locations are not within walking distance of the Gran Tree for most people. It is suggested that you make these arrangements in advance with the other participants.

Our tentative schedule of events includes:

There is no registration fee for attending the Gibson Homecoming. However, all personal costs (travel, meals, hotel, etc.) are the responsibility of each individual attending. We may be asking each participant to donate towards the cost of our Hospitality Room at the Gran Tree (where several of our clinics and other events are held) and other expenses. However, depending upon the total number of participants, this cost should be very minimal (under $10 each).

I will be handling the registration process for the event. Please e-mail me at guitarstrmr@aol.com if you're interested. Let me know the number of slots requested, names of individuals attending, address, and an e-mail address so I can recontact you with updates.

Registrations will be limited to 75 participants. Anyone registering after we have reached that number will be placed on a waiting list. In the event that we have any cancellations, those people on the waiting list will be contacted in the order that they were placed onto the waiting list to fill any open slots.

There are many tourist attractions in the Bozeman area, including Yellowstone National Park. Some past participants have extended their stay in the Bozeman area in order to see some of these attractions. The Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce is a good starting place to learn about some of these attractions. Their website is http://www.bozemancvb.com.

Liability Disclaimer: The Gibson Homecoming is not sponsored by Gibson Montana or Music Villa. It's a group of individuals getting together to celebrate our appreciation of Gibson acoustic guitars and honor the good folks at Gibson Acoustic in Bozeman, Montana. All expenses, including lodging, meals, travel costs, etc., are the personal responsibility of each individual attending. Neither the Homecoming participants, Music Villa, Music Villa employees, Gibson Montana, Gibson employees, nor Gibson Guitar Corporation will be responsible for the acts of other parties, including but not limited to, any expenses, or liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, incidental, special or exemplary damages arising out of any actions or activities related or unrelated to this event. In particular, everyone is responsible for keeping an eye on their own instruments and other possessions and for loss or damage to the same.

Gibson Homecoming is a trademark of Mike Goecke.

Maintained by: Bob Riemenschneider (rar1951@gmail.com)
Last updated: Tuesday, 5 February 2013