Dallas International Guitar Festival
The Dallas International Guitar Festival is the largest and oldest guitar show in the world. The festival blends 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. The show also features basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, effects pedals, keyboards, music memorabilia, and more.
Visitors can listen to the best local and regional bands on the festival’s multiple stages. Performances by more than 60 local, regional, and national artists take place on four music stages at Dallas Market Hall. A highlight of DIGF each year is the Texas 10 under 20 stage. Bands featuring musicians 20 years old or younger perform there throughout the festival. The 10 under 20 contest is held Sunday morning, and the winner receives valuable prizes that help further their musical career.
The festival also features more than 800 booths and exhibits. Festival visitors can rub elbows with guitar legends and up-and-coming artists, and get valuable tips from renowned musicians at instructional clinics throughout the show. More than 20,000 people attend Dallas International Guitar Festival each year, and more than $3 million of instruments and memorabilia find new owners.