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Lowertown Guitar Festival

About Lowertown Guitar Festival:

Founded in 2013, Lowertown Guitar Festival has been a free, one-day festival, held on a Saturday in August somewhere in beautiful St. Paul. The Festival- with the support of St. Paul Cultural STAR- had been produced four times in Mears Park, with clinics, workshops and exhibitions hosted at McNally Smith College of Music. In 2016 the Festival took place at Seventh Place, to celebrate the opening of the Palace Theater. The Festival has showcased the world’s greatest guitarists (Robben Ford, Jim Campilongo, Rosie Flores, Marc Ribot, Guthrie Trapp, Greg Koch, and Murial Anderson) to the world’s greatest audiences, with the help of some of the world’s greatest partners and sponsors. 

Artists Confirmed: Headliner: Sunny Day ( L.A.) Iraida Noriega (Mexico City), Greg Koch Duo, Lonesome Dan Kase, Thomas Nordlund, Mike Michel, Siama Matuzungidi, Paul Metzger, Jake Hanson+James Buckley, Greg Herriges, Berta Rojas, MacPhail Student Ensemble and more...
Cost: FREE

The directors of this year’s free Festival are making use of the numerous beautiful spaces the Café has to offer- with performers set near the Hamm's Waterfall, solo performers on a Dockside Stage for passers-by, a Floating Stage on Como Lake for an afternoon private set for LGF supporters as well as acts throughout the day on the Main Stage. Guitar Sponsors including Bliss Audio (will be on hand in the Exhibition Area) Willie’s American Guitars, Reverend Guitars, Fender Guitars, LaVonne's Music and Capitol Guitars, Earthquaker Devices Pedals. Again, all FREE! Other sponsors include Spring Cafe, Nina’s Coffee Shop, BlackBlu Men’s Apparel, Ergodyne Work Gear, Sue McLean, and Associates.
Raffles this year will include a Reverend Guitar, a Fender Acoustic, and an Earthquaker Devices pedal!
Greg Koch hosts a Master Class!

Food and drink available at the Spring Cafe. All the amenities of the beautiful setting and city park are included!


Earlier Event: August 17
Choir-aoke with Kith + Kin
Later Event: August 19
Machinery Hill