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Guitar Center Inducts Guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Into RockWalk


The Four-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Was Presented with the Prestigious Honor by Renowned Los Angeles Broadcast Music Journalist Nic Harcourt 

Westlake Village, CA – On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, Guitar Center announced the induction of four-time GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Gary Clark Jr. into the retailer’s iconic RockWalk. The private ceremony took place at Guitar Center’s Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard. Following the ceremony, Gary Clark Jr. performed at Guitar Center’s flagship – his first concert in Los Angeles since releasing his newest album, JPEG RAW.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gary Clark Jr. into the esteemed ranks of Guitar Center’s RockWalk inductees. His extraordinary talent and contributions to music make him a perfect fit for this honor,” said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Guitar Center. “Gary’s induction is a testament to his incredible impact on the world of music, and we were pleased to celebrate his achievements at this year’s ceremony. His handprints are a prestigious addition to Guitar Center’s RockWalk, alongside the legends who have shaped the industry.”

The RockWalk ceremony made a return to the city of Los Angeles after six years. Renowned Los Angeles broadcast music journalist Nic Harcourt hosted the memorable evening and presented Gary Clark Jr. with the prestigious recognition.

“I am honored to be the latest inductee into Guitar Center’s RockWalk,” stated Gary Clark Jr., the celebrated musician and newest RockWalk honoree. “This recognition holds immense significance for me, as it not only reflects my unwavering dedication and love for music but also acknowledges the respect and admiration of my peers and fellow musicians, who I also equally love and admire.”

Guitar Center’s RockWalk is dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and R&B. As the newest RockWalk inductee, Gary Clark Jr.’s handprints now reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, George Martin, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Van Halen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Run-D.M.C., Maná, Linkin Park, and Queen, among numerous others.

Photo assets can be found here, video highlights reel here, and the RockWalk induction ceremony can be found here.