39th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival

Mark Pollock and Jimmy Wallace
Mark Pollock and Jimmy Wallace Photo courtesy of Dallas International Guitar Festival

The Dallas International Guitar Festival is the largest and oldest guitar show in the world, blending musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one huge 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.

Enjoy live performances by more than 60 local, regional and national artists on the festival’s four music stages. Catch the best in new young talent at the Texas 10 under 20 contest finals. Ten finalists under the age of 20 will be chosen, from competing bands and solo artists across all genres of music, to perform in the live showcase Sunday, May 1.

The festival features 800 booths and exhibits, where you can rub elbows with guitar legends and up-and-coming artists. Or get tips from the very best musicians at instructional clinics throughout the show. Also featured again this year, is the Unplugged Room, especially for acoustic instruments.

The festival will also feature evening concerts on Friday, April 29 at 7 pm and Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 pm.

Event Details


5.1.16 | 10:00 am
4.30.16 | 10:00 am
4.29.16 | 12:00 pm


Dallas Market Hall
2200 Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207


Ticket Info

Tickets: $24-$40 | VIP: $40-$90