BILLY SHEEHAN To Receive BASS PLAYER Lifetime Achievement Award

BILLY SHEEHAN To Receive BASS PLAYER Lifetime Achievement Award

Bass Player returns for its eighteenth year with the premier live bass event, Bass Player LIVE! 2016, in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. SIR Studios, at 6465 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood will once again be the location for two days of exhibits by top gear manufacturers and clinics by world-class bassists. An all-star concert featuring this year's award recipients will be held on the evening of October 22, at Musicians Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd. Highlights of this much-anticipated bass bash include:

* A Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to METERS bass legend and funk founder George Porter, Jr. Porter will accept his award from bassist/"American Idol" superstar Randy Jackson and then perform with his trio plus special guests at the all-star concert on Oct. 22, as well as host a clinic at SIR on Oct. 23

* A Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to bass virtuoso and rock and roll icon Billy Sheehan. Sheehan will accept his award and then perform with his band plus special guests at the all-star concert on Oct. 22, as well as host a clinic at SIR on Oct. 23

* A Prince tribute panel clinic headed by Andrew Gouche.

* A rock panel clinic headed by Doug Pinnick, Rex Brown and Glenn Hughes

* A panel on producing headed by Mike Elizondo

* A performance clinic by Oskar Cartaya debuting music from his much-anticipated upcoming solo album

* A funk throwdown clinic by Cincinnati-based Bootsy protégé Freekbass

* Additional clinics by Rickey Minor, Chuck Rainey, Steve Bailey and Hadrien Feraud

Also slated to appear this year are Tal Wilkenfeld, Chris Chaney, Hagar Ben Ari, Bobby Vega, Janek Gwizdala, Bob Glaub, Alphonso Johnson, Alex Al, Jimmy Earl, Jerry Jemmott, Sekou Bunch, Brian Bromberg, Phil Chen, Mike Merritt, John B. Williams, Norm Stockton, Jerry Watts, and many more.

Tickets are on sale now at www.bassplayerlive.com. Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics, exhibits and all-star concert are available and priced as follows:

• SIR Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday - $37.50 plus fees

• SIR Studios Saturday & Sunday pass + concert - $57.50 plus fees

Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits at SIR Studios in Hollywood will be held Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Concert and award ceremony for the evening of October 22 will be held at Musicans Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 8:00 p.m. Bass players and musicians of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

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