Kalamazoo has been the birthplace of world class guitars for 100 years.

Join Heritage Guitar in Kalamazoo on Saturday, Sept. 9, as they celebrate 100 years of manufacturing at 225 Parsons St. in Kalamazoo.

The site was originally run by Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Manufacturing Company. Heritage Guitar has continued the tradition of high-quality craftsmanship at the site.

The anniversary celebration will include a chance to speak with the team and individuals who work behind the scenes. There will also be live music and a chance to learn more about the multi-purpose retail space coming to the location.

The event runs 11am - 6pm with a State of the Factory address at 3:30pm. The speech will reveal more about the future plans for the location.

Saturday's live performance schedule:

Free parking will be available along Scudder Ct. and in the Heritage Guitar north lot at the corner of Edwards and Bush.