It’s time for the Guitar Show! I always find something new to see or hear. A friend went yesterday and said to check out the Stevie Ray Vaughan museum in the back. It’s small but they have some genuine articles there, so it’s worth the trip. But this show is always worth the trip and the admission is only $20 for a one day ticket.
I’m going later today and I hope to have pictures and maybe video soon. Meanwhile, here’s the official scoop on the 31st Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival…it runs through this Sunday, April 18th, 19th, & 20th at Dallas Market Hall.
The Dallas International Guitar Festival and MusicFest is the world’s largest and oldest guitar show, blending musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one musical extravaganza. Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or just browse among the thousands upon thousands of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, effects pedals, keyboards, music memorabilia and more. Rub elbows with guitar legends and up-and-coming artists.Listen to the best local and regional bands at MusicFest’s indoor and outdoor stages, including the winners of the Texas 10 Under 20 contest. This Show of Shows will feature 400 booths, exhibits and clinics, and live concert performances on three stages. More than 20,000 people attended last year’s event at Dallas Market Hall, with over $3 million of instruments and memorabilia trading hands. For more information, visit the website at www.guitarshow.com.
2008 Entertainment Lineup for the Dallas International Guitar Festival & Musicfest:
Performers scheduled to attend and play at the jam-packed festival include: George Lynch, Johnny A, Andy Timmons, Will Ray, Jim Suhler, Lord Tracy, The Kentucky Headhunters, Maylee Thomas and the Believers, The Stratoblasters, Doyle Dykes, Matt Smith, Rocky Athas, Johnny Hiland, Rick Derringer, Van Wilks, Black Stone Cherry, Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown), Paul Reed Smith Band with David Grissom and Bugs Henderson, Dead Pyrates Society (Jimmie Randall, John Staehely and Jo Jo Gunne), Point Blank, Texas Gypsies, Rhett Butler, The Ascenders, Becky Middleton, Hillbilly Orchestra, the Drawing Board, Super Nova Remnant, Garage 34, Jr Clark, Quinten Hope, Ruben V, Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights, Power House, Johnny Red, Landin Spradlin, Josh Weathers Band, Mike Ryhner & Petty Theft, Kirby Kelly, Comes Alive!-Dave Hineman, Rob Hunt, Christian Brooks, Lance Lopez, and Frontal Lobotomy Boogy Band with Bo & Jim.
Gibson Guitars www.gibson.com
Mark Pollock’s Transpecos Guitars http://www.transpecosguitars.com/
Jimmy Wallace http://www.jimmywallaceguitars.com/
Guitar World http://www.guitarworld.com/
Norman’s Rare Guitars http://normansrareguitars.com
Texas Musicians Museum www.webxites.com
Chicago Music Exchange http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/
Granada Theater www.granada-theater.com
SoundBridge Acoustic Labs http://www.soundbridge.com/
Cadillac Cantina http://www.cadillaccantina.com/
Moody Leather http://moodyleather.com/
Bluegreen Resorts www.bluegreenonline.com
The Villages at Lone Oak http://villagesatlo.com
Starbucks Coffee www.starbucks.com
Silverleaf Resorts http://www.silverleafresorts.com/
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
Written by: Mike Withrow
Posted in Guitars