Fox59 / Indy Now Ticket Giveaway!

9am-5pm July 10th, register here to win a pair of all-day passes to the Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival, taking place July 29th at the Brown County Playhouse.

2023 Ticket Give-Away

By entering to win the pair of all-day passes, you are subscribing to the Guitar Fest email list.

Guitar Festival staff will notify the winner of the giveaway by 5pm Tuesday July 11th.

The passes have no cash value and may not be transferred to other parties.

One entry per person.

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Evening Concert 2023

The Twelveth-Annual Fingerstyle Guitar Evening Concert features world-class acoustic guitarists whose captivating performances will raise your spirits! The show features the Top-3 Winners of our earlier Competition as well as [...]

Competition 2023

Acoustic guitarists from around the world will converge at the Playhouse for the Eleventh Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. The only event of its kind in the Midwest, this [...]

Friday Night Party ’23

Join us for music in the Town Hall conference center at Brown County Inn! This event has a $5 cover charge at the door and features live music from our [...]

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Your financial support will help our 2021 Tenth Anniversary Event be better than ever! If you enjoy the Live Stream Concert, please consider throwing something in our virtual tip jar to help pay the streaming expenses and prepare for an amazing 2021!

All financial support is done through PayPal, and our managing company Content Management Systems, Inc.

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All financial support is done through PayPal, and our managing company Content Management Systems, Inc.

Dear Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Friends,

After a great deal of deliberation with our Producers and Partners, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s festival. It has been a difficult decision, but we feel that the health and safety of our artists and fans are more important than anything else. Even with travel restrictions lifting, it would prove challenging for our players and audience to attend safely and economically. We have reviewed all of the options available to us, and cancelling our 2020 festival is, regrettably, the best call we can make right now.  We will offer refunds to our registered participants and will be communicating directly with them. The Brown County Playhouse is ready to offer ticket refunds via their box office, at 812-988-6555.

Even though we will miss you in-person this year, we will present an online concert the night of our usual Festival Concert – Saturday July 25th. This show will include a retrospective or past Indiana Guitar Fest artists, and a LIVE STREAMING CONCERT which will have details announced shortly. As much as we love see you all at our event, having a virtual concert will be a wonderful way to celebrate fingerstyle guitar and our artists. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and website for details on this special online show.

In closing, we want to thank you for your support over the last nine years as this event has grown. Your love of fingerstyle guitar and the artists is evident, and appreciated. We will be back with our full festival in 2021, so mark your calendars for July 30+31, 2021!

Stay safe and healthy,
Producers Kara Barnard & Chuck Wills


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