Dallas International Guitar Festival (May 4-6)

The oldest and largest guitar festival show in the world is returning to Dallas this weekend, May 4-6 at Dallas Market Hall. The show blends musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one huge musical extravaganza. Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or just browse among the thousands upon thousands of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, effects pedals, keyboards, music memorabilia and more.

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See a variety of musical acts, including some talented kiddos, and catch the Texas 10 under 20 contest on Sunday morning. 10 finalists under the age of twenty will be chosen from competing bands and solo artists across all genres of music to perform in the live showcase Sunday, May 6. Also visit from 800 booths and exhibits to rub elbows with guitar legends and up-and-coming artists and get tips from the very best musicians at instructional clinics throughout the show.  And, hear acoustic performances Unplugged Room.

A single day ticket price is $24 for adults and children 11 or older; free for children under 10. Two-day passes are $40, and three day passes are available for $50 each.

Admission to the Friday night concert is $10, or free with a two-day or three-day pass.  The Saturday night All Star Jam, to be held at Market Hall starting at 8:30 p.m., is also $10, or free with a two or three-day pass. Student tickets are available at the door only for $15, $30 for two day student pass and $40 for a three day student pass.

VIP passes that allow ticket holders to sit in the front few rows of all concerts are also available for single, two-day or three day admission tickets, priced at $40, $70 and $90.  All tickets are available at the door or get them online: www.guitarshow.com.

The show is sponsored by Live Nation, GuitarPlayer, Guitar Center and Heritage Auctions.