Wilson Center
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. 

Four competitions. 
Four headliners. 
One festival.

Breaking News! The 2015 Competition Winners have been announced! Click here to meet our first, second, and third place winners in each of the four categories.



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 world-class guitarists in four genres!


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.

Competitor Information

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.

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For additional information on the Guitar Competition & Festival or for sponsorship opportunities, please call 262-439-5681 or email dsipe@wilson-center.com.

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