Guitar Competition & Festival
August 13 - 15, 2015
The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual,
multi-genre festival that features four different competitions—
Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical.
Application Deadline: The deadline for the Jazz, Rock/Blues, and Fingerstyle competitions has been extended to May 31, 2015, @ 11:59pm CDT! (Please note: the deadline for the Classical competition is now closed.)
Featuring $22,000 in prize money, the Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is open to competitors of all ages! This annual festival features four separate competitions—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. The semi-final and final rounds of competition will take place Thursday, August 13 through Saturday, August 15, 2015, at Wilson Center. The deadline for Jazz, Rock/Blues, and Fingerstyle applications has been extended to May 31, 2015, @ 11:59pm CDT. (Please note: the deadline for the Classical category is now closed.)
Featuring performances by Croatian virtuoso classical guitarist Ana Vidovic; internationally renowned guitarist Troy Stetina and American jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg; and fingerstyle legend Leo Kottke with special guest, Canada-based guitarist Antoine Dufour, the third annual Guitar Competition & Festival is an eclectic celebration of some of the world’s greatest guitar players!
FESTIVAL EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
In addition to the evening performances, the festival weekend also includes master class and clinic opportunities for participants and auditors. The entire festival—including semi-final and final competition rounds, master classes, vendor booths and a stage filled with local young guitarists—is open to the public.