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Wilson Center
Guitar Competition & Festival

August 14 - 16, 2014

The Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival is an annual, multi-genre competition which features four different categories—Rock/Blues, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Classical. The second annual competition and festival will take place August 14-16, 2014 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Contestants compete for $22,000 in prize money.




Festival Activities:
Free and open to the public!

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14:
Jazz Semi-finals: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (Harris Theater)
Classical Semi-finals: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)
Jack Grassel (Jazz) Masterclass: 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Anne Waller (Classical) Masterclass: 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15:
Rock/Blues Semi-finals: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Fingerstyle Semi-finals: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)
Jesse Cook Q & A: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Dawes Studio Theater)
Competition finalists will be announced @ 3:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Greg Koch (Rock/Blues) Masterclass: 3:15 - 5:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Greg Koch Performance: 7:30 pm (Harris Theater) *Ticketed

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16:
Jazz Finals: Saturday, August 16, 9:00 - 10:15 am (Harris Theater)
Classical Finals: 10:30 - 11:45 am (Harris Theater)
Fingerstyle Finals: 12:00 - 1:15 pm (Harris Theater)
Rock/Blues Finals: 1:30 - 2:45 pm (Harris Theater)
Competition winners will be announced @ 3:00 pm (Harris Theater)
Young Artist Performances: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Competition Winners Opening Performances: 7:00 pm (Gerlach Outdoor Theater)
Jesse Cook Performance: 7:30 pm (Gerlach Outdoor Theater) *Ticketed
 

Local music vendors will also be on site throughout the weekend!


Featured Performances:

Greg Koch | August 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm (Tickets: $15-25)

Jesse Cook | August 16, 2014 @ 7:30 pm (Tickets: $20-35)

*First place competition winners from each category will open this performance at 7:00 pm.



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For additional information on the Guitar Competition & Festival, please call 262-439-5681 or email wcguitarcompetition@gmail.com.