12th Annual Guitar Town With Guitar Masters Set For Aug. 12-14, 2016 at Copper Mountain
With Performances By:
Guitar Army featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson
John Jorgenson (Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Electric Band, & Bluegrass Band - J2B2)
Martin Taylor // Frank Vignola with Vinny Raniolo and Olli Soikkeli
Laurence Juber // Redd Volkaert // Mark Selby // Cindy Cashdollar
Stig Mathisen // Scott Goldman // Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen
Guitar Town will return to Copper Mountain on August 12-14, 2016 for the 12th annual showcase of amazing live music. The annual, popular, FREE outdoor festival has become widely known for gathering some of the very best guitar virtuosos in the world.
This year’s high-powered bill will include performances by Lee Ritenour, Guitar Army featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson, John Jorgenson(performing in three different configurations: John Jorgenson Quintet [gypsy jazz], J2B2 - John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, & John Jorgenson Electric Band with special guest Redd Volkaert), Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola with Vinny Raniolo and Olli Soikkeli,Laurence Juber, Mark Selby with special guest Stig Mathisen, Cindy Cashdollar,Scott Goldman, and Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen.
Guitar Town’s first-ever Friday Night Kick-Off Party will feature Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen on Friday, August 12. The festival’s Acoustic Day is set for Saturday, August 13, and Electric Day will take place Sunday, August 14. Day-ending all-star guitar jams and lively informative morning guitar workshops with artists from the Guitar Town lineup are always highly anticipated events. At the workshops, guitar students and fans are granted an opportunity to connect on a personal level with the guitarists in a “living room-style” format while taking in once-in-a-lifetime jams, gaining valuable technical insight, and hearing entertaining stories. On both August 13 & 14, the guitar workshops, moderated by The GRAMMY Foundation’s Scott Goldman, run from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Copper Conference Center, and live music begins on the Guitar Town Main Stage at Noon. The festival is FREE, but VIP tickets are $149 for the weekend and must be purchased in advance at: http://www.villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/tickets.php
Guitar Center will be on-site offering re-stringing and tune-ups for guitars with it’s Guitar Center Garage. Several custom luthiers — including Michael Anthony Guitars, Big Hollow Guitars, Robbie O’Brien, Deltoro Guitars, and Jeff Bamburg — will be a part of Guitar Town’s Custom Luthier Expo, displaying their craft and answering questions from Guitar Town attendees about their work.
Fun music activities for kids and the whole family will also once again be a part of the Guitar Town festivities. Don’t miss Andy May's Acoustic Kids Showcase on the West Lake Stage. The showcase (not a contest) is an opportunity for young guitarists of any skill level (through age 16) to perform on the festival stage in a supportive environment. Accompanists may be any age, and bands are eligible as long as at least one featured performer is 16 years of age or younger. As a show, the Acoustic Kids Showcase is not for kids only — it’s for music lovers of all ages who would like to come applaud the efforts of the next generation. To apply, visit www.acoustickids.com.
Don’t miss out on the perfect guitar-lover’s getaway! For more information, visithttp://villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/