Grammy-winning Megadeth bassist and Jackson signature artist David Ellefson is gearing up for the grand opening of his boutique coffee store, Ellefson Coffee Co. in his hometown of Jackson, Minn.
Ellefson will co-host the three-day celebration April 7-9 with special guest Don Jamieson of That Metal Show. Several acoustic sets will take place over the weekend, featuring Kik Tracee, Stephen Shareaux (Zen From Mars) and Drew Fortier (Bang Tango/ZFM). Other guest appearances will include Bryn Arens of FLIPP, Stock Car driver Luke Sathoff and paranormal author and investigator Adrian Lee. Lee will lead an exploration alongside Ellefson to Loon Lake Cemetery, which was the local Jackson burial ground that inspired Megadeth’s classic song “Mary Jane.”
Attendees can also enjoy the “Museum of Deth,” a permanent display showcasing Ellefson’s personal collection, including his high school marching band uniform and other memorabilia from Machine Head, Max Cavalera, Coal Chamber, and fellow 2017 Grammy Nominees KORN.
The store will serve and sell a variety of Ellefson’s custom coffee blends, which include Roast in Peace, She Wolf, Kenya Thrash and Urban Legend. In addition, it will also be a retail outlet for titles and merchandise from Ellefson’s EMP label group, as well as a dealer for Jackson guitars, Sit Strings, Puck Hcky and more.
“As the grand opening draws nearer, it’s amazing to see the excitement build and be able to announce some more killer things we have planned for the grand opening and beyond!” exclaimed Ellefson. “We have people traveling from all over the country to join us in this celebration of all things coffee and metal, and we’re going to show them all a great time!”
“The Ellefson Coffee Co. store has turned out to be an amazing way for David to have a permanent face in his hometown, while being able to tie in EMP, Jackson, Dean, SIT, and everything else in our universe,” added ECC Marketing Director Thom Hazaert. “With the huge sense of Megadeth history in Jackson, we are excited to be able to create a really unique and amazing fan (and Coffee) experience, that, as predicted, is turning out to not only be a highlight for the people of Jackson, but a destination for Megadeth fans from around the World.”
Take part of the celebration or pay a visit by Ellefson Coffee Co. at 404 Second St, Jackson, Minn., 56143. More details at ellefsoncoffeeco.com.