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Lowertown Guitar Festival "Como Lake Edition"

Once again Lowertown Guitar Festival returns to Como Lakeside Pavilion for another day filled with masterful examples of this beloved instrument! Stay tuned for more details! Workshops, multi stages and performers! About Lowertown Guitar Festival:

Founded in 2013, Lowertown Guitar Festival is 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 - has 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, Sunny War) to the world’s greatest audiences, with the help of some of the world’s greatest partners and sponsors. 

Cost: FREE
The directors of this year’s free Festival are making use of the numerous beautiful spaces the Spring Café at Como Lakeside Pavilion 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.

Baird Private Wealth Management Promenade Stage  

11:30-12:15  2nd Street Quartet  MacPhail student ensemble (classical)

12:30-1:15   Michael Hauser ( Flamenco w/ dancers) for more info

1:15-3:00  El Diablo Gear swap ensues! for more info

1:30-2:20  “Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association sponsors a Bluegrass Jam/ Workshop with Bill Cagley” open to the public on promenade 

2:30-3:15  Taylor Seaberg Duo (Fusion/Rock ) website

3:30-4:15  Greg Koch (acoustic rock/blues)

4:25-4:45 Lukas Murdych  (classical) advanced MacPhail student 

4:45-5:15 closed for  sound check 

5:30-6:15  Steve Cropper  (R&B)

6:30-7:15  Mary Cutrufello (Songwriter/Rock)

7:30-8:30  Chris Castino   ( Roots Rock)

Spring Cafe Stage

1:15-2:00  Tabah Duo   ( dream rock)

2:15-3:00  Julian Manzara ( Jazz)

3:15-4:00  Leonoris Causa  ( Spanish/Songwriter)

4:15-5:00  Parisota Hot Club (Gypsy Swing)

Waterfall Stage (in case of weather moves inside )

11:30-12:15  guided meditation w/ Mark Anderson the "Urban Monk" open to the public

accompanied by Paul  Metzger.for more info

12:15-12:50  (ethereal )

1:00-1:50     Mike Michel & Carnage ( groove/beat)for more info

Purposeful break while wedding party takes photos and they settle into their reception 

3:00-4:15 ( flex time)  Jeremy Ylvisaker ( space/loop/feedback) for more info

4:30-4:55    Strum Along Sing a Song Community jam  (folk) 

 (4:45 sound check will be happening on promenade ) 

5:00-5:30     Matt Jennings   (metal flamenco) for more info

Earlier Event: August 16
Salsa del Sol
Later Event: August 18