Rick’s Picks: Rick Nielsen’s Lifelong Affair with Guitars and Music


Rick Nielsen

Rick’s Picks: Rick Nielsen’s Lifelong Affair with Guitars and Music.

A new multimedia exhibit dedicated to Cheap Trick guitarist/songwriter Rick Nielsen will open Saturday (08/11/12) at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in the band’s hometown of Rockford, Illinois.

The display, titled Rick’s Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars and Music, will feature selections from the power-pop legend’s expansive guitar collection, performance videos, a variety of photos, Cheap Trick tour memorabilia and some of the stage outfits Nielsen has worn over the years.

The exhibition also will include a wall featuring lyrics penned by Nielsen, examples of the many guitar picks he’s designed, a room of guitars belonging to other rock stars and a stage set up for acoustic performances by Rick and other guest artists.

Nielsen will be on hand for a special VIP preview event on Friday that will kick off with a Q&A with press members at 1 p.m. CT.

The exhibit is scheduled to run through April 10, 2013.  Money raised by the attraction will benefit the Burpee Museum.  Log on to for more info.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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