August 17-19, 2017
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.
First-place cash prize (in each competition): $5,000 + solo performance!
Second-place cash prize (in each competition): $2,000
Third-place cash prize (in each competition): $1,000
- February 1-May 31, 2017: Video submissions open.
- August 18, 2017: Live semi-final rounds at the Wilson Center.
- August 19, 2017: Live final rounds at the Wilson Center + winners announced!