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Saturday Evening Concert

The concert starts at 7:30PM, Saturday July 25th, at the Brown County Playhouse.

The Evening Concert will start with the announcement of the winners of the earlier Competition. The top 3 players perform a few songs in celebration of their win.

Our featured concert performers are Michael Kelsey, Mark Sganga, Jack Wilson, and Jonathan Brown.

  • Michael Kelsey 2020 Concert Performer

    Michael Kelsey – Michael is a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who blends many musical genres with fervor and grace. When he hits the stage to perform, he plays every inch of his guitar pulling out every part of it or anything else an arm’s length or foot kick away.

  • Jack Wilson 2020 Concert Performer

    Jack Wilson is an accomplished guitarist from the Chicagoland area. He is the 1st place winner of the 2016 International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition held at the Walnut Valley festival in Winfield, Kansas. (He placed 2nd in 2015.) This contest is considered, by many, the Olympics of fingerpicking.

  • Jonathan Brown
    Jonathan Brown 2020 Concert Performer

    Winner of the 2019 Indiana Fingerstyle Guitar Competition – Jonathan Brown is a guitarist/composer/teacher from Nashville TN.  He has played on the world famous Grand Ole Opry and been an active member of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society.  Hearing the guitar styles of Chet Atkins at an early age, he was eager to learn the fingerstyle guitar technique.  Jonathan has taken the fingerstyle technique and transformed it into his own style of playing that shows a wide variety of influence ranging from jazz to classical.

  • Mark Sganga
    Mark Sganga 2020 Concert Performer

    Mark Sganga is a virtuoso guitarist whose performance has enthralled audiences from Stockholm to Kuala Lumpur to the Thredbo Jazz Festival in Australia.  Mark’s fingerstyle guitar weaves a rich tapestry of beautiful melody, dynamic rhythm, & imaginative improvisation.

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