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The Fifth Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will take place October 25, 26 & 27, 2013 at the Bearsville Theater Performing Arts Complex in Woodstock, New York; a Show and Sale of Fine, Handmade Acoustic Guitars and Stringed Musical Instruments Exhibited by Their Makers, with Live Acoustic Music, Clinics, Concerts, Special Events and Exhibits, a Celebration of the Acoustic Guitar Community.
Tonewood Festival: a Pre-Showcase Shopping Opportunity presented in conjunction with Tom Thiel/Northwind Timber; fine wood and tool dealers will be set up early and selling their finest sets of figured beauty, exotic woods and materials, neck blanks, fingerboards, top sets, backs and sides from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday October 25 in the Utopia Soundstage Vendors Annex; open to the general public and all interested parties with Free Admission, one day only.
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday October 26 & 27, 2013: 57 Exhibiting Luthiers, tonewood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, string and accessories manufacturers, lutherie services, publications and Sponsors in the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street (Route 212), Woodstock, NY 12498. 2013 Exhibitors are listed on the EXHIBITORS page at http://www.woodstockinvitational.com
Continuous live music, Luthier Mini-Concerts and Special Appearances, 11 AM – 6 PM Saturday and Sunday October 26 & 27, on the Performance Stage in the Bar/Lounge of the Bearsville Theater, included in the price of admission. Preliminary Schedule (subject to change) attached, see PerfSched2013.doc
Special Exhibit of Rare and Significant Historic, Vintage and Contemporary Guitars and Stringed Instruments loaned by major collectors and institutions in Utopia Soundstage, a mini-museum of the Luthiers Art, also included.
Additional events, parties, symposia, charity raffles, etc. will be posted on the ABOUT 2013 and MUSIC & EVENTS 2013 pages of our website as they are confirmed.
General admission $20 per day; two-day pass $30; advance reservations through The Bearsville Theater Box Office, 845-679-4406, http://www.bearsvilletheater.com
Instructional Clinics and Workshops by separate admission, 10 AM – 2 PM Saturday and Sunday October 26 & 27, at The Bear Café, 295 Tinker Street (Route 212), Woodstock, NY 12498. Clinics and Workshops cost $35 per person each, cash only please; advance reservations recommended: send email to email@example.com with "Clinics" in Subject line, your name, telephone number and email address, and the Clinic/s you would like to attend. Schedule and course descriptions attached, see WILS2013Clinics.doc
Annual String Sampler Concert by separate admission, 8:00 PM, Saturday October 26, at The Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road (Route 212), Woodstock, NY 12498, featuring The Secret Trio (Ara Dinkjian, Middle Eastern oud; Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet; and Tamer Pinarbasi, Turkish kanun!) followed by a Fingerstyle Frolic with Vicki Genfan, Tony McManus, Adam Miller, Kinloch Nelson and Al Petteway, five of the finest acoustic fingerstyle guitarists on the Planet, performing solo and collaboratively in a musical round-robin. Reserved seating, tickets $40 and $30 through The Woodstock Playhouse Box Office, 845-679-6900, http://www.woodstockplayhouse.org
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is presented with Sponsorship support from ACOUSTIC GUITAR Magazine (Premier Sponsor), the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans/GUITARMAKER Magazine; D'ADDARIO Strings; FISHMAN Acoustic Amplification; GUITAR PLAYER Magazine; LA BELLA Strings; MARTIN GUITARS; WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and the WOODSTOCK, NY Chamber of Commerce and Arts.
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