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

Established in 2013, it is the goal of the Wilson Center Guitar Festival to celebrate the greatest guitarists of today and tomorrow. As the only guitar festival in the world to feature four different genres—Classical, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Rock & Blues—the three-day weekend is filled with activities for music lovers of all ages. In addition to ticketed headliner evening concerts, all daytime activities are free and open to the public, including: semi-final and final competition rounds, master classes, leading industry vendors, and live music from local artists. 


LIVE COMPETITIONS

Featuring four separate competitions—Classical, Fingerstyle, 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.

Click below to apply today! Applications are due by May 31.

Guitars

HEADLINER CONCERTS

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

Tickets 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 coming soon!


Guitar Festival Sponsors

For opportunities to join us as a sponsor or promotional partner, please call 262-439-5681 or email dsipe@wilson-center.com.