Event Info

Friday July 26

Friday Guitar Workshops

We will have guitar technique workshops led by three International Guitar Champions – Helen Avakian, Muriel Anderson, and Christie Lenee!

Location: Brown County Inn, Town Hall Room

3:00 Helen Avakian, 2014 International Fingerstyle Champion – Transform Stage Fright to Stage Excitement
Helen will share performance tips and exercises that helped her win the 2014 title and charm audiences on stages across the country. Participants will perform for each other during this workshop.

4:30 Muriel Anderson, 1989 International Fingerstyle Champion – Travis Picking the way Travis picked (easy-intermediate)
Play Travis-style guitar the way Merle Travis actually played. Based on Muriel’s new “Take 5 Travis” course, she covers the unique and rarely taught stylistic details that gives Merle Travis’s music its charm. Will teach easy arrangements of “Nine Pound Hammer,” “I Am A Pilgrim” or other signature Travis tunes. Includes a free set of signature GHS strings for each participant.

Friday Night Party

Some serious guitar talent will be featured at our  party on Friday Night, July 26, at The Brown County Inn.  There are two stages of live music throughout the evening. We will have many of our competitors rotating through the open mic stage, along with Chuck Wills and Hondo Thompson MCing the event..  Like great music? “Listen Local” to these amazing artists!!

The Corn Crib – 8:30 – 11:30 – Fingerstyle Guitar with Daryl Shawn

Standard bar and menu, no cover charge.

Town Hall Room – 6:00 – 10:00 – Featuring 15 Guitarists

Cash bar and BBQ available. $5 cover charge.

LOCATION: Brown County Inn, Town Hall Room & Corn Crib

Corn Crib Stage – FREE
Town Hall Stage – $5 at the door

Saturday July 27

Saturday Competition

The competition will start at 11am, and will feature 30 of the best players in North America.  Each will take the stage to play two songs of their choice.  The final 5 competitors will be announced at the end of the afternoon competition.

Competition Tickets are general admission $16.50

Competition – July 27, 2019
11AM – 3PM

LOCATION: Brown County Playhouse

Saturday Night Concert

We will feature the Top 3 Winners of the Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, and are proud to have three magnificent artists to finish the evening concert –  Helen Avakian, Muriel Anderson, Christie Lenee.

– General Admission Tickets $24.50 each
– VIP Tickets $34.50 each

(VIP ticket seating is reserved in 1st 4 rows, and includes a $40 voucher for future BC Playhouse events).

Concert – July 27, 2019

LOCATION: Brown County Playhouse