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Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop

Join us for the 2018 Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop, taking place October 20-21, 2018.  This weekend event is open to guitarists and musicians of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Celebrated guitarists from around the globe will visit Washington College to give master classes, clinics, lectures and concerts that are sure to impress.   

As a special treat, audiences can attend a concert featuring The Eastern Shore Guitar Orchestra made up of festival attendees.  Our event promises to put more guitarists on stage than ever before seen in Chestertown!

Festival passes are $50, which includes admission to all concerts and classes.  Check our Ticket Information page for more details.  Please read further to see why we believe this event will be among the highlights of the 2018 concert season!


The Eastern Guitar Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop is dedicated to providing attendees with a fun and relaxed educational experience.  We will host a wide variety of clinics and lectures on advanced fingerstyle technique, ornamentation, guitar ensemble, careers in music, and more.  In addition, there will be master classes open to the public, where talented young guitarists receive instruction from our visiting artists!


Making great music is the focus of our festival, which is why we have invited a wonderful and diverse lineup of soloists and groups to perform in Chestertown.  Visit our artist page to see our lineup of distinguished musicians.


A unique feature of our event is our collaboration with visiting artists, which will give festival attendees the unique experience of rehearsing and performing onstage with some of the top guitarists in the industry. Learn how you can participate in this exciting opportunity! 





Contact Information

Eventbrite - 2018 Eastern Shore Guitar Festival (All-Inclusive Passes)

For registration and information, please contact:

Matt Palmer, Coordinator, Eastern Shore Guitar Festival and Workshop

300 Washington Avenue Chestertown, MD 21620 email:  [email protected]

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