Special Event: Guitar Weekend 2019

The return of Guitar Weekend on May 17th & 18th, a celebration of the guitar… craft, creativity, innovation, history!

Join us for a special weekend of live music, entertainment and experiences featuring the cultural icon of the guitar. Friday evening presents critically acclaimed Blues/Jazz/Rock guitar virtuoso Robben Ford live in concert in the ETK Theatre.  You can learn and explore Mr. Ford’s music and impressive career here in preparation for night of hot licks!

Saturday features local musicians across the Grand from 11 am to 2 pm, performing and providing free educational experiences.  We’ve collaborated with Jonathan Fellows of Fellows Guitars (you may remember Mr. Fellows as the Curator of the amazing exhibit Resonating Bodies – The Art of Contemporary Lutherie last summer) to bring an fun morning/afternoon of all things guitar.  Tracy resident Erik Andersen will play original compositions in our Guitar Lounge in the GWF Energy Gallery.  Jonathan will offer a custom guitar display and neck carving demonstration.  Musician and collector Roff Crocker will present The Tube Amp Petting Zoo workshop in the Studio Theatre.  The Arts Education Program will be in the Grand Lobby with classical guitar by instructor Branden Cravalho.