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6th Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival

2017 July 28-30

Attention all music enthusiasts. Make plans to attend the 6th Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival. This event will bring several of the finest fingerstyle guitar players in the United States to Brown County.

Weekend festivities include a Friday Night Kick-Off Party at the Brown County Inn, competition and concert at the Brown County Playhouse on Saturday, and guitar workshops on Sunday at the Brown County Inn!

Saturday Competition at the Playhouse - One of the most prestigious and extraordinary events of the year: 20 talented competitors vie for the nationally recognized title and trophy, a custom-made $5K guitar! 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. --wristbands so that you can come and go throughout the day! Beer, wine, mixed drinks, hotdogs, and snacks will be sold in the auditorium.

Saturday Film Premiere at the Playhouse - New to the 2017 festival is the U.S. premiere of the documentary Acoustic Uprising! Directed by Drew Roller, this film explores the innovative world of acoustic fingerstyle guitar playing and features interviews with many leading players. Begins at 2 p.m.

Saturday Concert at the Playhouse - Also, there will be an evening concert featuring winners and special guests at 7:30 p.m. $22.50 or VIP $32.50 (includes seating in middle front section and $40 gift certificate to future Playhouse 2017 shows/movies). No combo tickets will be for sale this year.

Sunday Workshops at the Brown County Inn - From 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brown County Inn, eager guitarists will be able to learn the ins and outs of fingerstyle fun from experts Jack Wilson, Lance Allen, and Brian Henke.

For a complete schedule of events, to enter the competition, or to register for a workshop, please visit Tickets available online or at the Playhouse.


TIME: Friday Night Party (6pm - 11pm); Saturday competition (11am - 2pm); Saturday film premiere (2 p.m.); Saturday concert (7:30pm - 9:30pm); Sunday workshops (9:45am - 3pm))
ADMISSION: Friday night party (tickets at the door); $15.50 for Saturday competition; $22.50 for Saturday concert ($32.50 VIP ticket); Sunday workshops $20 per class
WHERE: Competition and concert held at the Brown County Playhouse; Friday night party and Sunday workshops at the Brown County Inn
PHONE: 812.750.0257

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