wilson center guitar competition & festival • august 18-20, 2016

THREE DAYS. THREE HEADLINERS.
ONE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF 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. 


LIVE COMPETITIONS

Featuring $22,000 in prize money, this multi-genre competition—Rock/Blues, Classical, Fingerstyle, and Jazz—showcases the next generation of the world's best guitarists and is free and open to the public to attend! Join us on Friday and Saturday for live semi-final and final rounds featuring 55 competitors from more than 35 cities around the world!


HEADLINERS

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

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

Al Di Meola: Elegant Gypsy & More Electric Tour USA 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016 • 7:30 PM


FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Be a part of the Festival!

Live competition rounds, ticketed headliner concerts, master classes, leading industry vendors, free concerts in the Biloba Beer Garden, and more—join us in celebrating the best guitarists of today and tomorrow!


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

Guitar Festival Sponsors

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