Congratulations to our 2012 Acoustic Guitar Competition winner Chris Surma, from San Jose, and runner-up Ryan Ayers coming all the way from Playa Del Rey!! BRAVO and a big standing o' to all 10 contestants, it was an unbelievable afternoon with our esteemed judges Art Thompson, Rosalie Howarth, Joel Jaffe and James Nash. The videos will be posted on the website and youtube in the next day or two, so please check back. A big thank you to our sponsors, their support is immeasurable.
It was an incredible weekend with the rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with legendary guitarists as they shared their tips, techniques and talents in Livermore’s historic downtown! Larry Carlton blew away the audience at the Bankhead Theater, the free clinics at ABC Music, taught by your favorite guitar gurus, were packed, and the lobby was filled with the hottest new guitar gear and beautifully handcrafted guitars, and the outdoor stages rocked and relaxed the downtown.
Mark your calendars for September 6-8, 2013 for the Fifth Annual Guitar Fest LIVE! If you love guitars and music, you don't want to miss this "electrifying" event!
ACOUSTIC COMPETITION @ BLACKSMITH SQUARE LARRY CARLTON
LVPAC Guitar Fest LIVE! held its first Acoustic Guitar Competition in 2012.It was an outstanding opportunity for talented guitarists to take the stage, gain fans, and win great prizes including valuable media and performance exposure. Stay tuned to sign up for the 2013 competition, now that we've worked out the first year kinks, we'll be even bigger and better! CHECK OUT THE WINNER OF THE COMPETITION, CHRIS SURMA!
DAVE MARTONE @ ABC MUSIC THE VOLKER STRIFLER BAND
"It was time to simply bask in the joy of a weekend spent hearing great guitarists, attending inspirational clinics, soaking up the sunshine, enjoying good food and drink, and checking out cool gear."
– GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
BRAVO AND A STANDING O' TO OUR 2013 SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS,
WE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!