Festival Fever: Hudson Valley Guitar Festival @ HVCC on Friday and Saturday

Hudson Valley Guitar Festival

Here’s your chance to jam with Super 400
Join in an Open Mic session hosted by Caroline MotherJudge
Get rockabilly guitar tips from the Lustre Kings’ Mark Gamsjager
Or simply enjoy concerts by Mirk and the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet

On Friday and Saturday (April 4&5), Hudson Valley Community College in Troy is playing host to the Hudson Valley Guitar Festival, a celebration of electric, steel and nylon-string guitar styles and bass guitar. Workshop facilitators, guitarists and luthiers have been selected exclusively from throughout the Local 518. All festival events will take place at HVCC’s Siek Campus Center, featuring a wide variety of musical styles including blues, bluegrass, classical, flamenco, Gypsy jazz, metal, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, roots, rockabilly and western swing.

Guitar Festival Tickets:
General Admission: $20 (entry to all events both days)
Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet Saturday evening concert only: $10
Tickets are available online and in Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 267 or call (518) 629-8071.

Here’s the complete schedule for the two-day Hudson Valley Guitar Fest:

FRIDAY (APRIL 4)

10am: Parkway Music/Madison Peruzzi Guitar Setup & Maintenance Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 150

10am: Thomasina Winslow Acoustic Blues Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

10am: Blues Jam with Super 400
Siek Campus Center’s Maureen Stapleton Thetare
Be a part of this special opportunity to jam with Lori Friday, Kenny Hohman and Joe Daley — or just come by to listen.

11am: Parkway Music/Madison Peruzzi Guitar Effects & Pedals Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 150

11:30am: Bernie Mulleda Gypsy Jazz Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

12noon: Mirk in Concert
Siek Campus Center

1pm: Chris Gotzen-Berg Classical Guitar Recital
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

1:30pm: Chris Gotzen-Berg Classical Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

2pm: Open Mic hosted by Caroline MotherJudge
Siek Campus Center’s Maureen Stapleton Theatre
All musical acts welcome – solo, duo or band. Sign up in advance to secure your spot or join us on the day of the event.

2pm: Graham Tichy American Roots Electric Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 150

3pm: Joe Lowry Electric Blues Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

SATURDAY (APRIL 5)

10am: Michael Dimin Electric Bass Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Maureen Stapleton Theatre

10am: Parkway Music/Madison Peruzzi Guitar Setup and Maintenance Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 150

10am: Ray Andrews Baroque Guitar Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

11am: Parkway Music/Madison Peruzzi Guitar Effects & Pedals Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 150

11:30am: Maria Zemantauski Flamenco Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Maureen Stapleton Theatre

11:30am: Mike McMann Bluegrass Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

12:30pm: Chris Chapman Metal Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 150

1pm: Gary Celluci Rock & Contemporary Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 204

2pm: Mark Gamsjager Rockabilly Workshop
Siek Campus Center, Room 150

2pm: More Than Just Wire & Wood, The Fine Art of Guitar Building
Siek Campus Center, Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Michael Collins presents this workshop with special guest luthiers David LaPlante and Eric Marczak.

6pm: Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet in Concert
Siek Campus Center, Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Featuring Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby, Sten Isachsen and Paul Quigley

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2014:
Roots Music Festival @ WAMC-FM’s The Linda, Albany, 4/5/14
Knickerbocker Film Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/21-24/14
MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/25-27/14
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/5-8/14
FLY-92 Summer Jam @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/7/14
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/27-29/14
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Festival, Saratoga Springs, 6/28&29/14
The Hudson Project @ Winston Farm Saugerties, 7/11-13/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/12/14
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14

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