Largest International Guitar Show Comes to Dallas

The 33rd Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival kicks off and continues throughout the weekend, bringing world renowned musicians, and scores of fans to the city for what is sure to be a weekend full of amazing memories and even more amazing music.  The festival is the world's largest and oldest guitar festival, and annually draws tens of thousands of attendees, last year drawing 20,000 people to Dallas Market Hall, where the event will be held again this year.  In addition to the opportunity to peruse millions of dollars of guitar merchandise, music aficionados and novices alike will get to hear performances from some of the best local and regional bands, as well as national acts like Paul Reed Smith, King's X, Ted Nugent, and Neal Schon of Journey.

The event kicked off tonight with a free concert featuring Ricky Skaggs of Kentucky Thunder fame and will continue throughout the weekend with amazing national and local artists, including the Texas 10 Under 20 contest which seeks to find the best guitar player under the age of 20 years old in the state of Texas.  For lovers of music and fans of the instrument of guitar, this is definitely a festival you will not want to miss!

Dallas International Guitar Festival

April 16-18, 2010

Times and Tickets Vary

Dallas Market Hall

2200 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207-2803

9 Responses to “Largest International Guitar Show Comes to Dallas”

  1. I think I went to this once as a kid. One exhibitor had the original 1960s Flying V played and signed by the Kinks. Of course it was 40k.

  2. The Texas 10 under 20 would be cool to see. Reminds me of a band I used to go see frequently while living in Austin- The Eric Tessmer Band. Eric is only 24-years old and is ridiculous on the guitar.

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