After a stunning debut season in 2015 the Melbourne Guitar Show will return with an expanded line-up, more exhibitions and more demonstrations that last year.
The Melbourne Guitar Show, presented by Triple M and Australian Musician, will bring in legends Kevin Borich (The La De Das, John Paul Young) and Phil Manning (Laurie Allen Revue, Chain), and young up and comers such as Daniel Champagne and Dean Ray.
Melbourne’s Triple M have also come on board as presenters of the Melbourne Guitar Show with Australian Musician.
“It had such a great vibe – a really positive event. The exhibitors, the artists and the patrons were all enthusiastic about an incredibly friendly and well attended show,” recalls AMA CEO Rob Walker. “Last year, we had just over 50 exhibitors, including 20 local manufacturers and luthiers. This year we’ll have 70 exhibitors with more stands, and more great products.”
The first artist line up announcement includes Kevin Borich, Bob Spencer, Teramaze, The Delusion, Geoff Achison, Dean Ray, Wayne Jones, Brett Kingman, Phil Ceberano, James Ryan, Jimi Hocking, Matthew Fagan, Shannon Bourne, Simon Hosford, Nick Charles, Rod Bustos, Jamie Pye, Rohan Stevenson, Lucas Michailidis, Daniel Champagne, Sergio Ercole, Jon Delaney, Lachie Robertson, Phil Manning and learn from the Professors; Simon Patterson, Troy Male and Peter Hodgson.
The Melbourne Guitar Show gives musicians and fans the up close and personal experience with profession musicians and the major brands. “We’re excited to present a section exclusively for acoustic instruments, so our patrons and exhibitors can see, try and buy acoustic instruments in an environment that is not competing with amps and electrics. We have focused on showcasing a great variety of live guitar styles presented by some of Australia’s best players. We have made a concerted decision to present more group concerts that highlight the acoustic and electric guitar, featuring performances by legends and soon-to-be legends,” Rob said.
MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW DETAILS
SATURDAY AUG 6 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE |10.00am – 6.00pm
SUNDAY AUG 7 | CAULFIELD RACECOURSE | 10.00am – 6.00pm
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