THREE DAYS. FOUR GENRES. FIVE HEADLINERS.
ONE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF GUITAR!

Now in its fifth year, the Wilson Center Guitar Festival is the only guitar competition and festival in the world to feature four different genres—Rock/Blues, Jazz, Classical, and Fingerstyle—with simultaneous competitions, concert performances, educational master classes, and guitar industry exhibits. 

The application process for 2017 competitors will open February 1, 2017, and the on-sale date for this year's headliner concerts will be announced soon. If you have questions, or to receive additional information, click on the below link to complete the Guitar Festival Inquiry Form.


LIVE COMPETITIONS

Featuring four separate competitions—Fingerstyle, Classical, Jazz, and Rock & Blues—the Wilson Center Guitar Festival is open to competitors of all ages. Thanks to the generosity of our Competition Prize Money Sponsors Mark & Sharon Cameli in memory of John Cameli, our fifth anniversary Festival will feature increased prize money totaling $32,000.


HEADLINERS

Beijing Guitar Duo
Thursday, August 17, 2017 • 7:30 PM

Candyrat Records' Fingerstyle Friday: Mike Dawes, Gareth Pearson, Antoine Dufour
Friday, August 18, 2017 • 7:30 PM

Kevin Eubanks
Saturday, August 19, 2017 • 7:30 PM

Single tickets and Festival packages for headliner concerts will go on sale March 13, 2017. 


FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Be a part of the Festival!

Live competition rounds, ticketed headliner concerts, master classes, leading industry vendors, and more—join us in celebrating the best guitarists of today and tomorrow!

More information will be coming soon!


For information on the Guitar Festival, please call 262-439-5681 or email dsipe@wilson-center.com.