Dallas, Texas

Press Release:


Open Carry Guitar Rally Shreds Again


Dallas, Texas

The second annual Open Carry Guitar Rally will be on Sunday, May 3, 2015 on the Continental Bridge Park in Dallas, Texas featuring live music from some of Dallas’ best musicians from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Last year’s inaugural Open Carry Guitar Rally was a quirky success. The brain child of Dallas musician and artist Barry Kooda, it was a subtly incisive social commentary on the open carry gun movement. Over 400 musicians and music lovers attended the grass-roots “happening”. The event made the national news and inspired rallies in Cleveland, Fresno, Austin, Medford and Bend, Oregon and new rallies are planned this year in Nashville and Denver.


Don’t shred on me! The Open Carry Guitar Rally is not about being anti-gun. Some of the organizers are proud gun owners. It is simply a humorous and insightful response to the absurdity of the Open Carry gun movement. “The right to bear arms shouldn’t supersede the greater right for all Americans to feel safe, secure and at ease when they are in public.”, said Kooda.


During an open carry guitar rally, citizens congregate in a public place while brandishing their instruments and trading songs and guitar licks. Some attendees express anti-gun sentiment, but others view the gatherings simply as an opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie of fellow guitar enthusiasts and show off their prized axe.


This year, along with the joyous gathering, wandering, and busking while shamelessly strumming our weapons of choice, there will be live music onstage, food trucks, and more. Our basic guidelines remain the same: family friendly, all inclusive, fun and free to attend.


We have set up a Go Fund Me page to raise the money to help cover costs. http://www.gofundme.com/opencarryguitars. There are some cool rewards for donations at several different levels. Please contribute if you can and help us spread the word. Any remaining proceeds will go to benefit the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, among other local charities.


When and Where is This Year’s Event?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 from 4 p.m. to  9 p.m., Continental Bridge Park in Dallas, Texas