The 12th Annual Indiana State Fingerstyle Guitar Festival features a morning guitar competition and an evening concert!
11:00am Guitar Competition
Up to 40 acoustic guitarists from all over the world will compete to win one of the prize guitars and move on to the International Competition in Winfield, Kansas, later this year. The first round of competition will be followed by a Final Five Playoff, with winners announced immediately after.
7:30PM Evening Concert
The Top Three players from the morning competition will open the show, followed by The Cruz Brothers and Michael Kelsey! The Cruz Brothers are Mark Cruz, who won our competition in 2022, and the award-winning Edgar Cruz.
Michael Kelsey joins the Cruz Brothers with his free-flowing improvisational style that involves every inch of his instrument. From his funky, percussive playing style that conjures an image of a one-man version of STOMP to lush instrumentals reminiscent of Michael Hedges/Phil Keaggy, his performance blends multiple musical genres and vocals along with some techno fun to create a sound all his own. Throughout a performance, Michael may make use of technology, his improv skills, objects in the room, and audience interaction to make music for the ears but more importantly a musical experience for the senses.
Tickets are available for the Morning Competition, the Evening Concert, or as an All-Day Pass. “Front & Center” seating is available for both the Evening Concert and the All-Day Pass.
$2.00 Ticket service fee may apply