Dallas International Guitar Festival Returns April 30
(DALLAS, TX)- The world’s largest and oldest guitar show, Dallas International Guitar Festival (DIGF) is back at Dallas Market Hall (2200 Stemmons Freeway) April 30-May 2. DIGF hours are noon-7pm Friday; 10am-7pm Saturday; and 10am-6pm Sunday. There’s continuous music throughout the festival, with two outdoor stages. Free parking for those attending the show.
The Festival draws musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities from around the world. Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or browse among thousands of new and vintage guitars. Vendors also feature basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, effects pedals, keyboards, music memorabilia and more. There are hundreds of booths and exhibits, where guests can meet guitar legends and up-and-coming artists, or get tips at instructional clinics.
See live performances by more than 60 local, regional and national artists. Concert headliners include multi-award-winning Blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Samantha Fish, who performs Sunday, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Celisse Henderson, Frank Hannon from Tesla, George Lynch, and Mark Lettieri from Snarky Puppy (winner of 2021 Grammy award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) are also featured headliners.
Girls of Guitar perform Friday, and feature Celisse Henderson, Joanna Connor, Ana Popovic, Kara Grainger, and Ally Venable.
DIGF performers also include Randy Hansen, Josh Smith, Larry Mitchell, Rocky Athas, Jason Elmore, Jerry Don Branch, Robert Miller, Reece Malone, Billy the Kid, Johnny Red, and The Boogie Men. Maylee Thomas, Jim Suhler, Chris Rodriguez, Kevin McKendree, Kayla Reeves, Joshua Valdes, Jesse Spradlin, Rockin Robert T, Cold Stone Sweat, and Jimmy Wallace also perform, along with many others. The Texas 10 under 20 stage features musicians or bands with members under 20 years old on Friday. The 10 under 20 contest finalists perform in a live showcase on Sunday.
Updated schedules of performances and advance tickets for the Dallas International Guitar Festival are available online.