It’s now a tradition for 6-string aficionados: summer arrives, and the Montreal Guitar Show follows soon after! For its 4th edition, the MGS will really be painting the town red with nearly 150 exhibitors all dedicated to our favorite instrument. From July 2 to 4, the MGS will be welcoming over 130 acoustic and electric luthiers, ranked among the world’s best, not to mention manufacturers of high-end accessories (amplifiers, effects, pedals, etc.). What all this means is that in three short days, fans can feast their eyes on more guitars than some will have seen in their whole lifetime! And if that’s not enough to blow you away, the MGS will also be staging concerts-several of them free-featuring knock-out artists who have all taken their art to new heights, not to mention the famous workshops and activities where the guitar is front and centre. And this year, the MGS is back at the Hyatt Regency Montréal, in the newly renovated Grand Salon Ballroom right in the middle of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal site!
In addition to the exhibition itself and the dialogue with luthiers and manufacturers-remembering, of course, that you can even buy your dream instrument right at the Show-the Guitarissimo series will also be back, from now on a must in the eyes of all 6-string junkies. And this year again, make way for an intense program of three concerts each evening for three evenings in a row at the Cinquième Salle in Place des Arts. Lastly, a super closing concert featuring five first-rate guitarists from the CandyRat Records label will top off this year’s enriched edition in the Théâtre Jean Duceppe at PdA! (more…)