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The Great River Guitar Show | Festival
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am - Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm$15 – $22
On September 7-8 of 2019 there will be a new attraction in Red Wing MN, The Great River Guitar Show. Just one hour from the Twin Cities and Rochester MN will be an exhibit and concert for the public to enjoy the craft and music of stringed instruments. There will be hand crafted acoustic and electric guitars, basses, amplifiers, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles, from over 50 makers from the United States and Canada. Other instrument related products will be on display. The exhibit venue is the Minnesota State College Southeast at 308 Pioneer Rd in Red Wing MN. Public admission is $15.
Attendees of the Great River Guitar Show will pick up a program that has maps and schedules of the exhibit and logos and descriptions of all exhibitors. They can browse the three exhibit spaces filled with amazing stringed instruments and accessories and can talk to their makers, and purchase instruments at the show. They can also listen to the 23 performances that will take place during the exhibit hours and purchase CDs of our performers. They can learn about new products in our seminars and take free literature in the hall between the instrument rooms. They can participate in open acoustic jams, watch free movies, “Acoustic Uprising” by Drew Roller and “Don’t get Trouble in Your Mind” by John Whitehead, they could win accessories from D’Addario, take a tour of the lutherie school facilities, and they can have lunch on site from the food trucks. For an additional fee they can take a music lesson from one of our talented presenters.
On Saturday evening at the historic Sheldon Theatre is a concert by Pat Donohue, Tim Sparks and Dean Magraw. Tickets for that show will be $22. On Sunday afternoon there will be a free outdoor concert at the Harbor Bar just across the river with Annie Mack performing with her band. Annie has been getting attention lately with her recording “Closer”.