Annual Newport Guitar Festival Features Prominent Mandolin Builders
By Mandolin Cafe
July 30, 2006 - 9:50 am
Newport Guitar Festival
The Newport Guitar Festival will be held on August 4, 5, and 6, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency and Conference Center in Newport, Rhode Island. This event draws together major innovators in guitar and mandolin construction in this hemisphere and beyond.
For the three-day period, much of it coinciding with the nearby Newport Folk Festival, guitar and mandolin builders will exhibit their wares. Under one roof, you'll see and hear the current state of the art of guitar and mandolin construction, and have access to their creators.
Other activities include workshops, mini-concerts and a lecture series.
Appearing at this year's festival include some prominent names in mandolin building including John Monteleone of Monteleone Instruments, Rolfe Gerhardt of Phoenix Mandolins, Tom Ellis of Ellis Mandolins, and Don MacRostie of Red Diamond Mandolins.