Copper Mountain’s Guitar Town Featuring John Jorgenson Aug. 10-12, 2012

Copper Mountain Resort Guitar Town is keeping the summer hot  featuring John Jorgenson and an incredible 2012 lineup of guitar legends and all-stars. Witness stunning live acoustic and electric performances at the annual FREE festival from some of the globe’s top guitar virtuosos: Eric Johnson, Bruce Cockburn, John Jorgenson, Doyle Dykes, Phil Keaggy, Joe Robinson and many more. The weekend is packed full of mind-blowing once-in-a-lifetime sunset guitar jams, plus; rare, intimate morning workshops that allow guitar students and fans the opportunity to connect with the artists on the Guitar Town lineup.

Perennial-favorite workshops given by many of the artists appearing on the bill, as well as guitar seminars hosted by Taylor Guitars, begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the lower level of Copper’s Conference Center. Live music begins on the Guitar Town Main Stage at noon each day – an all-acoustic lineup on Aug. 11 and an all-electric lineup on Aug. 12. Fun kids’ music activities will also be a part of the Guitar Town festivities. The close of each day of Guitar Town always concludes with an electrifying all-star jam that encapsulates the day’s lineup into one astonishing display of collective talent.

The annual Guitar Town ArtGuitar Silent Auction will benefit Music Cares, an arm of the Grammy Foundation providing a safety net of critical assistance for musicians’ in times of need. ArtGuitars will be on display at Copper Mountain Resort on Saturday, Aug. 11 until the auction close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. Artists from around the community and around the state have designed, decorated, painted and created over 20 artworks from damaged guitars, generously donated by Guitar Center.

2012 Guitar Town Schedule of Events

Friday, August 10th

West Lake Stage

5:00pm  Jim Deeming

Escobar

7:00pm  Finger-style Guitar Workshop featuring Jim Deeming

Pizza Carlo

8:00pm  Guitar Hero

Burning Stones Outdoor Theater

Dusk  Movie: Adventures of Tintin (PG)

Saturday, August 11th

Lower Level Copper Conference Center (next to Copper’s Climbing Wall)

9:00am  Care and Feeding for your Guitar with Taylor Guitars

10:00am  Guitar and Songwriting Workshops. Moderated by David Wilson from Tonequest Magazine.

Kid Zone and Guitar Center Garage

12-4:00pm Giant Guitar Themed Mural

ArtGuitars for kids: create your own piece of art to take home. Paint, brushes and soundboard templates provided.

Rhythm Corner with Andrea Antognoni during main stage set breaks

Guitar Center Garage with guitar techs on hand to teach, tune and tighten. Free restringing courtesy of Fender, so bring your guitar!

Taylor Guitars, O’Brien Guitars, Bamburg Guitars and more luthiers to be announced

Guitar Town Main Stage

12-12:25pm Scott Goldman

12:30-1:20pm Richard Smith

1:30-2:20pm Phil Keaggy

2:30-3:20pm Doyle Dykes

3:30-4:20pm John Jorgenson Quintet

4:40-5:40pm Bruce Cockburn

5:45pm Jam

West Lake Stage

6:30-8:00pm Sean McGowan

Escobar

8:00pm  Jim Deeming Jam

Sunday, August 12th

Lower Level Copper Conference Center (next to Copper’s Climbing Wall)

9:00am   Taylor Guitars Shapes and Tonewoods

10:00am  Guitar and Songwriting Workshops. Moderated by David Wilson from Tonequest Magazine.

 Kid Zone and Guitar Center Garage

12-4:00pm Giant Guitar Themed Mural

ArtGuitars for kids: create your own piece of art to take home. Paint, brushes and soundboard templates provided.

Rhythm Corner with Andrea Antognoni during main stage set breaks

Guitar Center Garage with guitar techs on hand to teach, tune and tighten. Free restringing courtesy of Fender, so bring your guitar!

Taylor Guitars, O’Brien Guitars, Bamburg Guitars and more luthiers to be announced

Guitar Town Main Stage

12-1:20pm Mark Selby Band

1:00-1:50pm Joe Robinson

2:05-3:35pm John Jorgenson Electric Band with guests Lee Roy Parnell & Phil Brown

3:55-5:10pm Eric Johnson Band

5:25pm Jam

Copper Mountain events are notoriously awesome and for seven years Guitar Town has been a shining star in their Events Calendar. Make it a full weekend and spend the night, Copper will rock you!

~MTN Town Magazine

PHOTO CREDITS: Copper Mountain Resort

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