- Internationally renowned musicians, including jazz
guitarist Kevin Eubanks, will play at the 2017 Guitar
Festival, which begins today at the Sharon Lynne Wilson
Center for the Arts.
festival features a $32,000 cash competition in four
genres, a vendor hall filled with the latest guitar
gear, master classes led by guitar greats and more.
7:30 p.m. today - Beijing Guitar Duo - Guitarist Meng Su
and Yameng Wang are in the midst of a tour taking them
across China, Europe and now the United States. They
received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Maracalpe,”
the title of their debut CD.
7:30 p.m. Friday - Antoine Dufour and Mike Dawes -
Featured on Fingerstyle Friday, French-Canadian Dufour
and England’s Dawes will play in that style.
7:30 p.m. Saturday - Kevin Eubanks - The music director
of “The Tonight Show” until his 18-year tenure
ended, the Philadelphia guitarist has stretched his
range to Latin-tinged numbers as well as some Philly
far as the competition goes, the semifinals will be
Friday and the finals Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. each
day. The categories are classical, finger style, jazz
film “Acoustic Uprising” premieres at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday at the Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive.
For ticket and other information, visit
wilson-center.com or call 262-781-9520