(June 22, 2018, Woodstock, NY) The Tenth Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers
Showcase will be held October 26, 27 & 28, 2018, at the Bearsville Theater and
Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498. The Woodstock
Invitational is an alternative guitar show, featuring fine, contemporary, handmade
acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their creators. An intimate
gathering for the international community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders,
players, collectors, and aficionados, the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is the
premier event of its kind in North America.

For this year’s Tenth Annual event, we are doing something different, and we hope very
special. Our world-class line up of luthiers will be featuring sixteen women luthiers of
note from around the world as well as a prevalence of women performing artists and
instructors. From renowned builders of international reputation such as Linda Manzer,
Kathy Wingert, Joshia de Jonge, to younger up-and-coming makers dedicated to the craft,
like Maegen Wells, Chace Miller, Jayne Henderson, an appreciable percentage of this
year’s exhibiting luthiers are women. Our makers of fine instruments will be gathering
from across the USA, Canada, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the Canary

Islands! Performing artists and clinic instructors will include Della Mae, Rory Block,
Cindy Cashdollar, Michael Chapdelaine, Vicki Genfan, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer,
Mary Flower, Jamie Stillway, Tony McManus, Julia Toaspern, Happy Traum, Larry
Campbell & Teresa Williams, and many more.


There is continuous live music, including luthier mini-concerts, demos and special
appearances during show hours, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, by
some of the world’s finest musicians, in the Bearsville Theater Lounge, included in the
price of admission. There is a series of Instructional Clinics and Workshops for
players, plus seminars and colloquia for builders, by separate admission. Off-campus
concerts (separate admission) include a Thursday night Kick-Off Concert at The
Colony, Woodstock, October 26, and our acclaimed annual String Sampler Concert of
acoustic music featuring internationally known artists, Saturday, October 27 at the
Woodstock Playhouse.

Woodstock, New York is an internationally known art and music community with a
deep pool of notable local talent. Only a two-hour drive from New York City, convenient
to Upstate New York and the New England region, there will be peak autumn foliage in
the heart of the Catskill Mountains. The Bearsville Theater is a historic venue built by
music-impresario Albert Grossman as a part of his Bearsville Sound complex. The
Utopia Soundstage was built for musician/producer Todd Rundgren.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is presented with support from our
Sponsors: ACOUSTIC GUITAR Magazine (Premier Sponsor), The Association of
Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.)/GUITARMAKER Magazine,
& Company, Inc., ESOTEC Beverages, FISHMAN Acoustic Amplification,
GUITAR PLAYER Magazine, MARTIN GUITARS/C. F. Martin & Co., Inc., PRS
GUITARS, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, the Woodstock, NY Chamber of
Commerce and Arts, and a generous grant from the Bluestein Family Foundation.

2018 Exhibitors are listed on our website; 2018 Music & Events, Performers, Clinics,
concerts and Special Events are posted as they are confirmed. For more information,
hours, tickets, schedules, links, directions, lodging, etc., please visit

GGM Staff


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