Evening Concert 2024

The Thirteenth-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 Mark Sganga, Brian Henke, and Bryce Mullins.

Mark Sganga has enthralled audiences from Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur to the Thredbo Jazz Festival in Australia. His dynamic playing has been featured on tours and recordings with the sublime Indian violin virtuoso Dr. L. Subramaniam, alongside esteemed greats such as Larry Coryell and Herbie Hancock. In touring across the states, Mark has played opposite the legendary Taj Mahal in a Santa Cruz Festival. He has performed at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. He regularly participates in The Woodchoppers Ball in Kent, OH and at Nighttown Jazz Club in Cleveland. He is a repeat featured performer and a judge at The Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. And for several years, Mark has been a main stage performer at the reputable Walnut Valley Guitar Festival in where he won first place in 2009.

Brian Henke composes and performs his music like a painter putting images on canvas, a kind of sonic shaman, drawing his inspiration from the world around him. His unique guitar style has been called everything from Folk to New Age to Neo-Classical to Pastoral, or as Brian likes to call it, “a big stewpot of everything, stirred up, simmered and served to taste.” He has also released seven instrumental solo guitar and harp guitar albums, two celebrated compilation albums, one group CD, and three previous vocal albums. He currently is working on a musical play with writer and playwright Byron Ballard. Throughout all of his music is an undercurrent of spirituality and mysticism that Brian says is very much a part of the creative process. A winner of many acoustic and electric guitar awards, he has also been a finalist in the prestigious National Fingerstyle Contest in Winfield, Kansas, the National Guitarmageddon regional finals in Boston and in New Age Reporters Top 10 for 2006 and 2010.

Bryce Mullins is a fingerstyle guitarist from Batesville, Indiana. He received his bachelor’s degree for classical guitar performance from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Bryce also received his master’s degree in classical guitar performance from Austin Peay State University. His influences include Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, Jerry Reed, and Steve Howe. Bryce is a teacher at Miss Shannon’s Music Studio, and performs solo fingerstyle concerts, weddings, and lead guitar for The Yorkridge Boys. In 2017 Bryce released his debut album ‘First Sip’, which contains twelve original instrumental songs performed on acoustic guitar. Bryce released his Christmas album “Evergreen” in November of 2019, and his newest album “Cask Strength” was released in 2021. A frequent top-5 finisher in the Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, Bryce has also been featured at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society events in Nashville, TN.

General Admission tickets are available, as well as VIP seats for the first 5 rows.



Date:  Saturday July 27, 2023

Time:  7:30pm ~ 10:00pm


Location:  Brown County Playhouse
70 S. Van Buren St.
Nashville, IN 47448

Phone: 812-988-6555



Acoustic Guitarist of the Year” and celebrated singer/songwriter Christie Lenée is more than a musician – she’s an experience. Symphonic compositions flow from her fingertips effortlessly, with sound ranging from transcendental folk-pop to virtuosic instrumentals.

Christie is often described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews,” integrating melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks and percussive, harmonic textures. Her captivating performances have been seen on stages with Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), Andy McKee, Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Melissa Etheridge, Antigone Rising, Kaki King, Jake Shimabukoro and Christopher Cross to name a few. Christie has released five albums, with “STAY” one of three finalists for “Best CD of 2016” (Indie Acoustic Project Awards).