Wilson Center Guitar Fest

AUGUST 18 - 20, 2016

A world-class celebration of all things guitar!


Now in its fourth year, the Wilson Center Guitar Competition & 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. 

Four competitions. 
Three headliners. 
One festival.

This year's concert headliners and festival events and activities will be announced soon! For 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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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 Friday-Saturday, August 19-20, 2016, at the Wilson Center.

Apply today! Submission deadline is May 31, 2016.


Duo Montesinos Tamayo
Thursday, August 18, 2016 • 7:30 PM

Andy McKee
Friday, August 19, 2016 • 7:30 PM

Al Di Meola
Saturday, August 20, 2016 • 7:30 PM

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