Acoustic uprising film SCREENING

Saturday, August 19, 2017 • 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Join us at our fifth annual Wilson Center Guitar Festival for a complimentary film screening of Acoustic Uprising.

Acoustic Uprising looks at the innovative new approach to acoustic guitar known as FingerStyle. Recently, this style has risen to prominence on YouTube and social media, startling and delighting millions due to its mesmerising manipulation of the ubiquitous acoustic guitar. Through the viral nature of YouTube and the transcendent nature of their music, FingerStyle has ignited a guitar community like no other with a passion for pushing the boundaries of the instrument.

Acoustic Uprising features interviews with internationally renowned artists like Tommy Emmanuel, Kaki King, Newton Faulkner, Sungha Jung, and Andy McKee, as well as 2017 Guitar Festival headliners Antoine Dufour and Mike Dawes.

An inspiring story about the power of community as much as musical performance, Acoustic Uprising shows how social media is enabling and encouraging a new generation to express themselves artistically like never before, whilst also fueling a rapidly evolving culture of innovation that is pushing this style of music to ever greater heights.

This film screening is free and open to the public to attend. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended.