James Burton International Guitar Festival

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Country and Region United StatesLouisiana
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Shreveport, Louisiana USA
Festival Contact Information

James Burton International Guitar Festival
James Burton Foundation
714 Elvis Presley Avenue
Shrevepport, Louisiana 71101 USA
Phone: (01) 318-424-5000, or 800-795-1764
Email: jamesburtonfest@aol.com

Festival Description

The James Burton International Guitar Festival brings together an eclectic mix with a line-up of award-winning, guitar-picking jazz, country, and pop guitarists. Events take place at Shreveport’s Festival Plaza and the Municipal Auditorium with a kick off party entitled “James Burton & Friends Concert with Party”, followed by “Guitar Showdown”—a guitar competition for local talent. The culmination of events is hosted by Actor John Goodman with “James Burton & Friends Concert”.

Festival Dates August 22, 2009
Festival Links

http://www.jamesburtonmusic.com/

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Practical Info:

Tickets:
Venues/Cost 2007:
  • March 30, 6:00pm-midnight
    “Party on the Plaza”, Festival Plaza, downtown Shreveport, $3.00
  • March 31, 11:00am-5:00pm
    “Guitar Showdown”, Festival Plaza, $3.00
  • March 31, 7:00pm
    “James Burton and Friends Concert”, Municipal Auditorium, 705 Elvis Presley Avenue, Shreveport, $25.00 to $100.00
  • April 1, 2:00pm
    “Kids R Rockin Concert”, Municipal Auditorium, $10.00

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