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Houston Heights Guitar Tech Grand Opening Party a Rocking Success

HOUSTON CELEBRITY-OWNED STRINGED INSTRUMENT REPAIR SHOP OPENS IN THE HEIGHTS

by Militia Tiamat

Heights Guitar Tech Celebrated its arrival with a Star-Studded Grand Opening Party on July 5th, 2014

Heights Guitar Tech Celebrated its arrival with a Star-Studded Grand Opening Party on July 5th, 2014

HOUSTON, TX (July 6, 2014) – Musicians are rejoicing!  Houston’s newest musical instrument and repair shop, Heights Guitar Tech (http://heightsguitartech.com/) has opened in our great city. No more having to wait 2 -6 months for your electric and acoustic guitar and bass repairs from those “other places” – at Heights Guitar Tech many simple repairs and basic setups can be performed the same day or overnight.

Says Amy Lynch Kolflat: “The celebration included a concert held on the ZEBRA mobile stage, and was rife with BBQ and good times. “It’s the perfect way to get to know the folks of any neighborhood, host a party, feed the neighbors and share some laughs!,” the ZEBRA realtor calls out over the insane guitar riffs filling the air. Ultimately, the Grand Opening party was a success; the Houston Heights Neighborhood was introduced to Heights Guitar Tech and entertained by the bands gracing the ZEBRA mobile stage.”

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Amy Lynch Kolflat – Zebra Realtor – Heights Guitar Tech – Grand Opening from Erik Kolflat on Vimeo.

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The event started at 11am, with great music from The Bad Credit Band with special guest David Seymour on drums – performing a spectacular fusion of blues and rock music for the attending crowd of about 100 who filtered in and out throughout the day – filling Heights Guitar Tech inside and out with a memorable and fantastic day of music, food, friends and fun.

Check out the Bad Credit Band photo gallery – click on an image below to view:

Photos by Steve Boriack and Danny Flores

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Next, Houston punk rock & roll favorites: LA’s Loaded Bomb Records recording artists the Vatos Locos rocked out on the Zebra Stage sponsored by Amy Kolflat & Zebra Realtors.  Check out the photos to see this cool mobile stage that Amy brought to the party – you may recognize it from the Houston Art Car Parade.

Check out photos of the Vatos Locos performance:

Unfortunately due to Houston weather – the Vatos Locos had to cut their set short after only playing 4 songs due to a flash thunderstorm and the PA was broken down.  However the festivities continued underneath the tents and canopies until the storm passed about 15 minutes later.  After that the live music continued with some open mike performances from local Houston musicians.

A few photos from the Grand Opening at Heights Guitar Tech in Houston:

Photos by Steve Boriack and Danny Flores

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There was complimentary valet parking (from Master Valet), free T-shirts, pinball, dancing, head-banging, face painting by faboo Queen Becky Morris; and everyone agreed the barbecue was the best in Texas – provided by the friendly staff of Gatlin’s BBQ.  There also was plenty of Fat Tire and Shift Pale Lager beer on hand for all graciously donated by New Belgium Brewery.

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People from all around the Heights and Houston came to celebrate the grand opening which was noted by the Heights Leader and other websites as the must-attend event for the 4th of July weekend in the Houston Heights.  Noted among the many guests were Neil Seargent, Wilson Limpo, Kat Jones, Niki and Kyle Lanter, Michael Viteri, Dennis Odocharty, Rob Carranza, Bobby Joe Rose, Paul Frederic, Danny Flores, Chris LaForge, Richie Hubscher, Steve Patlan, Franco Tijera, Mark Villa, Stephen Loy, Nick Lanza, Joanie King, Andy Loco Perez, Rick and Laura Ehrlich, J.D.Cauley, Mike and Jane Ortega, Deanna Andrade, Anthony Rodriguez, Erik and Lynette Drake, Erik Kolflat, Christine Pearson Gliozzo, Wolf Ford, Sylvia Mares-Chavarria, Salvador and Michelle Mares, Cheri LaFayette van Sant, Deborah and James Martin, Mitch Burman, Bob Hensley, Ed Loco, Steve Boriack, Stephanie Soto, DC Bronze, John and Rebecca Stoll, Paul Kitell, Fabian R. Novak, Gary Yokie, Lori Schultz, Allen Thompson, Candace Trammel, Jade Rogers, Heather Kelver, Stephen Frey, Tino Rodriguez, Kim Brown, Orlando Garcia, Rebecca Stall, Xavier Yanez, Mark Gonzales, John Lee, Alicia Jarvis, Eric Sharp, Case Mundy, Chris Hubbard, Gary Clark, and Saylor Rane, to name a few.

I had the best time at Heights Guitar Tech grand opening party.  Thank you to HGT friends, family, and staff for kicking off an awesome grand opening that seemed like a block party, inviting the Vatos Locos and the Bad Credit Band to perform for us, and making this a great experience for the Houston Heights. – MT

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Be social!  Stay in-the-loop with more happenings and goings on at Houston Heights Guitar Tech by connecting on   Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/HeightsGuitarTech

Twitter   @HeightsGuitar, https://twitter.com/HeightsGuitar

Google +   https://plus.google.com/+HeightsguitartechHouston/

Pinterest   http://www.pinterest.com/houstonsocial/houston-music-3/

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Special thank you to local media for helping to get the word out about the new shop and the grand opening party you can check out some of the press & media mentions here:

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The Houston Heights Leader News

The Houston Heights Leader News

http://houston.culturemap.com/eventdetail/heights-guitar-tech-grand-opening-celebration/

http://events.houston.cbslocal.com/houston_tx/events/heights-guitar-tech-celebrate-its-arrival-july-5-/E0-001-072324296-8

http://socialalerts.com/houston/event/heights-guitar-tech-open-house/

http://events.houston.cbslocal.com/houston_tx/events/heights-guitar-tech-celebrate-its-arrival-july-5-/E0-001-072324296-8

http://patch.com/new-jersey/cranford/heights-guitar-tech-to-celebrate-its-arrival-with-a-starstudded-grand-opening-party#.U-_tP2M7ZmI

http://allevents.in/houston/beer,-bands,-bbq-and-you-heights-guitar-tech-grand-opening/553895454720763#

http://houston.eventful.com/venues/heights-guitar-tech-/V0-001-008138525-5

http://www.theleadernews.com/?p=18746

http://002mag.com/radar-august-2014/

http://activerain.trulia.com/blogsview/4441726/rocking-real-estate-in-the-houston-heights–

ABOUT HEIGHTS GUITAR TECH:
Heights Guitar Tech (http://heightsguitartech.com/) is an electrical and acoustic stringed instrument repair shop that also offers vintage guitars & music accessories sales, music lessons, and a friendly atmosphere for musicians, conveniently located at 742 W. 20th Street (between Shepherd & Durham) in the Houston Heights.

http://www.amyzebra.comSPONSORED BY:
Sponsored by Zebra Properties of Re/Max Metro. Zebra properties is owned and operated by local personality Amy Lynch Kolflat, (www.amyzebra.com) artist of the famed Zebra Mobile Art Car. Zebra properties is your real estate team for the greater Houston area specializing in the Heights and inner loop.

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