Wilson Center Guitar Fest

AUGUST 18 - 20, 2016

Four competitions. 
Three headliners. 
One festival.

An 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. 

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


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


Be a part of the Festival!

From the live competition rounds to the headliner concerts to master classes and workshops to guitar industry exhibits, to—new this year!—the Biloba Brewing Company Beer Garden, stay tuned for a complete list of all activities taking place throughout the weekend!

Take a virtual tour of the Wilson Center!