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: May 1, 2015 @ 11:59 pm CDT
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 to apply is May 1, 2015!
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.