Melbourne Guitar Show

The upcoming Melbourne Guitar Show has just released the timetable for the two-day event, showing their lineup of performances and clinics.

Melbourne Guitar Show

This timetable is provided one month in advance so you can choose the activities and performances that you want to attend to, and plan how you spend your time ahead of the event.

The Melbourne Guitar Show (MGS) timetable is now viewable on their website, and is available for download as a printable pdf file. This way, you can view it on your computer, tablet and smart phone, or you can go old school and print out a copy for your viewing pleasure. The event is scheduled to run from August 8 to 9, 2015, two days that fall on a weekend. Both the Saturday and Sunday schedules start at 10:am and end at 6:00pm.

In addition to the schedule of events, MGS also released the floorplan for the venue, which is the Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield. The floorplan shows how the venue is to be transformed into a guitar friendly zone, with various booths, rooms and stages.

Looking at the timetable, you will see that there are two stages and two workshop rooms to choose. The first stage is the AON Forecourt Stage, it features various guitarists and musicians performing live, including Wayne Jones, Jeff Lang, Peter Hodgson, Lloyd Spiegel and many more.

The second stage is called the acoustic stage, and as such features more intimate performances done on acoustic instruments. Artists that will showcase their talents in this stage include Ben Kelly, Jamie Pye, Shannon Bourne, AJ Leonard and The Davidson brothers, just to name a few.

The two workshop rooms will be featuring a long list of artist clinicians, manufacturers sharing their best practices and other cool events. The Ukulele gets prominent spots in the event with two activities, first of which is the "Get into the uke" that is meant to inspire guitarists to try the ukulele. Another interesting activity that will also take place in Workshop #1 is the Mahalo Instant Uke Orchestra, which will feature 50 uke players playing an orchestra piece.

Cole Clark asked Lloyd Spiegel to talk about the latest in Cole Clark's guitars and designs. They will also be discussing about exotic tonewoods, which would be an interesting talk point for acoustic guitar fans. Another popular Australian guitar builder, Maton, will also be showcasing their products via workshop events.

The Yamaha-Vox guitar clinic is another noteworthy activity, featuring Jimi Hocking as he shares technique and tone tips as well as feature Yamaha guitars along with Vox amplifiers. Another Yamaha sub-brand, Line 6, is also present in this event, with "Tone made easy" clinics facilitated by long time Line 6 specialist Andy Paredes, and Nine Foot Ninja's Steve Mackay.

Most of the above mentioned performers will also be having their own clinics, along with other guitar builders. Special early bird pre-sale tickets are now available for just $17, the regular ticket price at the entry gate will be $20. For more information, and other event details, head over to Australian Musician.

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