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A Tribute to Rick Asmega

September 6 @ 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Tribute to Rick Asmega

Luthier Extraordinaire, Pro Musician and Mentor, Emmy-Winning Sound Engineer, Recording Engineer, and Friend


Sunday, September 6, 2020, starting at 4:00pm at Off The Wagon, 2107 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293. We want to honor his life and achievements, but keep everyone safe. Here is how we will do both:

A maximum of 30 people at a time will be allowed in at a time. (Please don’t assume there is no room for you; RSVP and come – we’ll work it out.) Off The Wagon is large enough to accommodate 300+ people; the 30 person limitation will allow much greater Social Distancing than the minimum 6′ requirement. The OTW staff all wear masks; we ask you to do the same.

The Tribute will include:

A Silent Auction of one of Rick’s hand-built guitars, plus other music-related gear (bidding will also be on line) [and no, it will not be the one he built for Tom Petty…]

• Live music by his musician friends and those his luthier skills helped so much (Please contact Bill at either 941-500-3443 or bill@liferealized.org ASAP to participate)

• Videos and photos of Rick performing will be played and displayed

• Food and beverages available from Off The Wagon and 3 Bridges Brewery

In lieu of flowers, Rick’s wife Karen Hartman has asked that donations be made to the Rick Asmega Musicians’ Scholarship Fund**. Donations will also be accepted at the Tribute. The proceeds from the Silent Auction will also be donated to the Scholarship Fund in Rick’s memory.


Please RSVP to:

admin@liferealized.org     -OR-   941-681-8188

Help us honor Rick and keep everyone safe.

As a musician and/or friend, please RSVP to the contact info above so we can both honor Rick Asmega and keep everyone safe. We look forward to seeing you on September 6th.

**Donation checks should be made out to Life Realized, Inc., with “Scholarship Fund” on the memo line.


September 6
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Life Realized, Inc.


Off The Wagon
2107 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293 United States
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(941) 497-2048
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