Guitar chunkin’ contest held in Ocean Springs

Guitar chunkin’ contest held in Ocean Springs
Guitar chunkin' contest at Magnolia Music Center in Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - People threw guitars Saturday in Ocean Springs for a chance at a musical prize.

Magnolia Music Center hosted its first Guitar Chunkin’ contest. More than a dozen people lined up to throw guitars. Whoever threw it the farthest won a new acoustic or electric guitar of their choice.

“Every couple of years, there’s always a guitar or two back there that’s ready to go. What we’ve been doing is taking them out back and busting them up, like they do on stage, just to get rid of some steam. Got the idea that this might be a little more interactive,” said Jason Robinson with Magnolia Music Center.

The winner Saturday was Jeremy Swanson. He threw a guitar 98 feet.

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