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Wilson Center Guitar Festival

Applications are now open for the 2017 Wilson Center Guitar Festival taking place August 17-19 in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Featuring four separate competitions—Classical, Fingerstyle, Jazz, and Rock & Blues—the Wilson Center Guitar Festival is open to competitors of all ages. Thanks to the generosity of Competition Prize Money Sponsors Mark & Sharon Cameli in memory of John Cameli, the fifth annual competition will feature increased prize money totaling $32,000, and all first-place winners will have a chance to open for guitar legend and Festival headliner Kevin Eubanks on August 19. Featuring world-class ticketed headliner concerts, including CandyRat Records Fingerstyle Friday with Mike Dawes, Gareth Pearson, and Antoine Dufour; live semi-final and final competition rounds; master classes; and leading industry vendors—join in a celebration of the greatest guitarists of today & tomorrow! Apply by May 31 at

Earlier Event: July 16
Open Mic at Cafe Deux Soleils
Later Event: August 26
VCGS Picnic at Stanley Park