Schedule

win a guitar!

Buy some tickets to win a MAP Guitar, handmade in Livermore!
Stop by Blacksmith Square or the Bankhead Lobby, all funds raised help to keep Guitar Fest LIVE Alive!

free concerts

Shea Homes Stage at the Bankhead Theater Plaza, 2400 First Street
Friday, September 6, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Allen Vega

Artistic Edge Acoustic Stage at Blacksmith Square, 21 South Livemore Avenue
Saturday, September 7, 12:00 - 5:00pm
12:00pm
Chris Surma

2012 Winner GFL Acoustic Guitar Competition

1:15pm   
Dave Bell

Jazz and Pop Guitarist

2:30pm   
Suzanna Spring and the South Livermore Boys Club
Eclectic Jangle Pop and Roots Rock

3:45pm   
Patrick Landeza & Bill Griffin

Award-Winning Slack Key Guitarist with Bluegrass Mandolinist and Luthier perform "Slack Grass"

Shea Homes Stage at the Bankhead Theater Plaza, 2400 First Street
Saturday, September 7, 4:00 – 7:30pm

4-5pm
Daniel Castro Band
Electrifying Blues Guitarist

5:20 - 6:10pm   
Points North
With Eric Barnett, Guitar Player Magazine's Guitar Superstar Finalist

6:30-7:30pm
The Miles Schon Band & Guest Tal Morris
Guitar Player, Singer-Songwriter & Son of Neal

free clinics

ABC Music Store and Academy, 2156 First Street
Saturday, September 7, 1:00 – 5:00pm 

1:00pm   
Bill Griffin, Luthier and Veteran Mandolinist      
Intro to Mandolin

2:00pm   
Patrick Landeza, Award Winning Slack Key Guitarist
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Workshop

3:00pm   
Michael Molenda, Guitar Player Editor in Chief

Wow the Audience!

4:00pm   
Justin Sakogawa, Instructor of Shred

Heavy Metal Guitar Tones and Soloing to Melt Faces!

 

HOTTEST NEW GEAR

Saturday, September 7, 3:00 – 6:00pm - Open to the Public
Saturday, September 7, 7:00 – 8:00pm and during Intermission - For Concert Ticket Holders
Bankhead Theater Lobby

MAP Guitars
Hand-crafted in Livermore

Music Time Academy

Specializes in High Quality, Affordable Music Instruction for all Ages & Skills

JAMS Music

New Premier go-to Music Store in the East Bay

Garage Band Academy
Your Local School of Rock!

Wise Guys Cajons
Cajons Handcrafted in Dublin, Guaranteed Sound Quality

Axe Heaven
Handcrafted Miniature Guitars

Man Drums
Unique Handcrafted Drums from Livermore

world class guitarists

Rick Derringer 
Saturday, September 7, 8:00 – 10:00pm
Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street

 

acoustic guitar & SINGER-SONGWRITER competition FINALS

Artistic Edge Acoustic Stage at Blacksmith Square
Sunday, September 8, 1:00 – 5:00pm

1:00    SINGER-SONGWRITER
1:15    Brandon Crowder
1:30    Chris LeBel
1:45    Nicky Moriarty
2:00    Darren Richardson
   
2:15    INTERMISSION
   
           ACOUSTIC GUITAR
2:45    Ryan Ayers
3:00    Rory Glenn
3:15    Robert Sakogawa
3:30    Thomas Silkman