The Vancouver International Guitar Festival returns to the city next month

Jul 25 2018, 7:08 pm

Guitar fanatics and music lovers will be flocking to the Vancouver International Guitar Festival, an annual celebration taking place in August.

The two-day event celebrates and showcases the art and craft of the world’s finest acoustic and electric guitar makers.

Vancouver International Guitar Festival

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Master luthiers (makers of stringed instruments) from across Canada, the United States, and Europe will have an array of electrics, acoustics, ukeleles, and basses on display, as well as the ability to do custom commisions.

Master classes will also take place throughout the weekend, where industry leaders share their expertise on different techniques, new technology in the industry, maintenance and repair, as well as transforming theory into practice.

Vancouver International Guitar Festival

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Concerts and live performances will be held on both days of the festival, as well as the “Time Out Bar & Lounge” where visitors will be able to listen to rotating sets of performances while trying out beer and wine from Time Winery and Faculty Brewing Co.

Entry to the festival starts at $25 for a one-day pass and $40 for a two-day pass, with lower fees for students and children.

Tickets, as well as more information, can be found online.

Vancouver International Guitar Festival 2018

Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Time: 10 am to 5 pm, approximately

When: Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, 2018

Tickets: Available online, starting at $25

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