The 38th Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival will be held in the Automobile Building at Fair Park and surrounding areas.
The Dallas International Guitar Festival is the largest and oldest guitar show in the world, 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.
Visitors can also listen to the best local and regional bands at the festival’s indoor and outdoor stages. There will be performances by more than 70 local, regional and national artists performing on the festival’s four music stages, including such guitar greats as past festival performers Johnny A, Rick Derringer, Bugs Henderson, Johnny Hiland, Eric Johnson, George Lynch, Greg Martin, the New Bohemians, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriano, Andy Timmons and many more.
The festival features 800 booths and exhibits, where you can rub elbows with guitar legends and up-and-coming artists and 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.