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Local Musician Tries to Set Mark for Longest Concert
Local Musician Tries to Set Mark for Longest Concert

Local musician Jefferson Montoya will set out to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Continuous Concert by a Solo Artist starting June 1 and ending June 3 at Tommy Rocker’s Cantina & Grill.

The 44-hour long event will feature more than 150 songs, both original music and cover songs performed with few breaks. Guinness rules state that the artist can only have 30 seconds between songs and five minutes rest for every 60 minutes played so the music will be almost continuous from midnight Wednesday through Friday night.

In addition to music from his three solo CD’s, Jefferson will perform songs from a wide variety of artists including Aimee Mann, Incubus, George Michael, Ne-Yo, Paramore, Queen and many more.

The world record currently is held by Richard Deschamps of France, and has been a much-pursued mark that has been attempted and captured a number of times since 2009. It has not been held by an American.

In addition to the marathon record of Longest Concert, Mr. Montoya will also attempt to set a new record for most pieces of music performed by a solo artist in 24 hours, which is currently held by Japan’s Yukio Yokoyama, who played 139 pieces of music in May of last year.

More event details can be found at www.jeffersonmontoya.com.

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