June 23-24, 2017

Two-Day Guitar Show and Sale


Two Days Of Exquisite Acoustic Guitars

The first Winters Guitarfest, which as the name implies celebrates the variety, beauty, durability, and sounds of the acoustic guitar, will be held in Winters on June 23-24, 2017.  Hosted by ARC Guitar and organized and sponsored in part by participating businesses, the festival will feature twenty-five luthiers -- builders of artistically crafted guitars and other fine stringed acoustic instruments, including mandolins, banjos, ukeleles and more.  Displayed by their makers, all of these instruments will be offered for sale.

A host of related events will add to the festival spirit, including players' workshops, finger style performers, concerts and an ongoing street faire featuring food and wine vendors. 


Venues at the festival will include several locations in the charming Winters downtown business district, with The Palms Playhouse and The Buckhorn De De Vilbiss Room as the main showcases where the luthiers will be displaying their beautifully crafted instruments. Workshops and other events will take place at several other business locations nearby, including Turkovich Family Wines, ARC Guitar, and Berryessa Gap Tasting Room.


The Performers

Teja Gerken www.tejagerken.com is a San Francisco Bay Area-based fingerstyle guitarist, author, and  co-founder of the roots music instruction website Peghead Nation www.pegheadnation.com

Teja is a regular at guitar festivals, he has toured internationally, and his two CDs have received critical acclaim. 

Stevie Coyle is the owner of Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette, Ca and  is a renown entertainer and talented performer. Visit www.mightyfineguitars.com


Friday, June 23

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibitor Halls Open.

11:00 a.m. - Welcome mini concert with Stevie Coyle at Berryessa Gap.

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m - Luthier's Demonstrations at BG

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Player's Clinic with Teja Gerken at Turkovich Family Wines.

3:00 p.m. - Shop Talk with Tom Ribbecke.

6:00 p.m. - Street Faire and Evening Concert with Nancy Northrup, Stevie Coyle and Teja Gerken.

Saturday, June 24

7:30 a.m. - Luthiers' breakfast, by invitation only

9:00 a.m. - Shop Talk with Richard Hoover, Santa Cruz Guitars

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibitor Halls Open

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. - Introduction to Alternate Tunings with Teja Gerken at Turkovich Family Wines.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Continuous Music on the Outdoor Main Street Stage ending with headliners Stevie Coyle and Teja Gerken.

12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Luthier's Demonstrations at Berryessa Gap.

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Passport Picks Stroll (complimentary wine & cheese tastings for paid guests over 21).


Two- Day Advance Pass


Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase your Two-Day Advance Pass using PayPal or your credit card.

Tickets may also be purchased as the following locations:

ARC Guitar 

308 Railroad Avenue 

Winters, CA 95694

Pacific Ace Hardware

35 Main Street

Winters, CA 95694

Watermelon Music

1970 Lake Street Suite 1

Davis, CA 95616

Armadillo Music

207 F Street

Davis, CA  95616

The Tweed Hut

359 Merchant Street

Vacavile, CA 95688


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