Lee Ritenour and Friends

Lee Ritenour and Friends

Guitar Town at Copper Mountain, Colorado – 

Afternoon show (TBD) – 60 min.

12th Annual Guitar Town With Guitar Masters

Set For Aug. 12-14, 2016 at Copper Mountain

With Performances By:
Lee Ritenour, Guitar Army featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson John Jorgenson (Gypsy Jazz Quintet, Electric Band, & Bluegrass Band – J2B2) Martin Taylor // Frank Vignola with Vinny Raniolo and Olli Soikkeli Laurence Juber // Redd Volkaert // Mark Selby // Cindy Cashdollar
Stig Mathisen // Scott Goldman // Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen

FREE Festival Live Performances, Workshops & Jams

COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (May 16, 2016) – Guitar Town will return to Copper Mountain on August 12-14, 2016 for the 12th annual showcase of amazing live music. The annual, popular, FREE outdoor festival has become widely known for gathering some of the very best guitar virtuosos in the world.

This year’s high-powered bill will include performances by Lee Ritenour, Guitar Army featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson, John Jorgenson (performing in three different configura- tions: John Jorgenson Quintet [gypsy jazz], J2B2 – John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, & John Jorgenson Electric Band with special guest Redd Volkaert), Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola with Vinny Raniolo and Olli Soikkeli, Laurence Juber, Mark Selby with special guest Stig Mathisen, Cindy Cashdollar, Scott Goldman, and Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen.

Guitar Town’s first-ever Friday Night Kick-Off Party will feature Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen on Friday, August 12. The festival’s Acoustic Day is set for Saturday, August 13, and Electric Day will take place Sunday, August 14. Day-ending all-star guitar jams and lively informative morning guitar workshops with artists from the Guitar Town lineup are always highly anticipated events. At the work- shops, guitar students and fans are granted an opportunity to connect on a personal level with the gui- tarists in a “living room-style” format while taking in once-in-a-lifetime jams, gaining valuable technical insight, and hearing entertaining stories. On both August 13 & 14, the guitar workshops, moderated by The GRAMMY Foundation’s Scott Goldman, run from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Copper Confer- ence Center, and live music begins on the Guitar Town Main Stage at Noon. The festival is FREE, but VIP tickets are $149 for the weekend and must be purchased in advance at: http://www.villageatcop- per.com/guitarTown/tickets.php

Guitar Center will be on-site offering re-stringing and tune-ups for guitars with it’s Guitar Center Garage. 

All events are FREE and open to the public.


4 PM: Guitar Workshop – “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!”

5 PM: Guitar Set-up for Peak Performance with Robbie O’Brien

6 PM: Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop with Jim Deeming

5 PM: Guitar Town Kick-Off Party featuring Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen

7-8 PM: Acoustic Pull – Bring your guitar and jam with enthusiasts in front of the Fire Globe Guitar Town
Ongoing: Pre-Party at Village Restaurants – Center Village Restaurants & Bars
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 9 AM:  Martin Guitars Acoustic Workshop Location: Conference Center

10 AM:  Guitar Workshop – “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!” Location: West Lake Stage
10:30 AM:  Nature Talk Location: Center Village- At the base of the American Eagle Lift
10:30-11:30 AM:  Guitar Town Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Martin Taylor, Frank Vignola, John Jorgen-son, Laurence Juber, Joe Robinson, Cindy Cashdollar (Moderated by Scott Goldman) – Copper Confer- ence Center
Noon – 6 PM:  Guitar Town – Acoustic Day Live Performances – Main Stage
Scott Goldman
Cindy Cashdollar
Joe Robinson
J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band)
Laurence Juber
John Jorgenson Quintet
Frank Vignola
Martin Taylor
All-Star Acoustic Jam
6:30-8 PM:  Acoustic Kids with Andy May Showcase Location: West Lake Stage
7:00-9 PM:  Campfire and Jam – Bring your guitar and jam with other guitar enthusiasts 
9 PM:  Fireworks over West Lake in Center Village
Ongoing:  Free Guitar Town After Party – Center Village Restaurants & Bars

Kids Activities:
Giant Mountain Music Mural
Kids Craft Area – Location: Burning Stones Plaza Near the West Lake Stage and Sugar Lips
10 am – 7 pm Discounted Activities: $49 day pass includes (3) Bungee, (1) Go Kart ride, (1) Zip Line and unlimited access to mini golf, bike haul, diggler, scenic chair, bumper boats, Hydro bikes, and climbing wall.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016 

10:30 am Guitar Town Electric Guitar Workshop, with Lee Ritenour, Guitar Army featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson; John Jorgenson; Redd Volkaert; Mark Selby; Cindy Cashdollar; Stig Mathisen (Moderated by Scott Goldman) – Copper Conference Center

10:30 am  Pedal for Pints Community Bike Ride Location Center Village – Gravitee Sports Mountain Pose

12:30 pm  Yoga on the Mountain at Solitude Station

1 pm  Guitar Workshop – “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day!” Location: West Lake Stage

Noon – 6 p.m. Guitar Town – Electric Day Live Performances – Main Stage

Mark Selby with Special Guest Stig Mathisen
John Jorgenson Electric Band with Special Guest Redd Volkaert Lee Ritenour
Guitar Army featuring Robben Ford, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Robinson All-Star Electric Jam ___________________________________________

Visit www.villageatcopper.com/guitartown and www.coppercolorado.com for more information.

About Copper

Copper gives guests the freedom to define their own vacation experience. Easy access to several 14,000 ft. peaks, hundreds of miles of Colorado Scenic Byways, an 18-hole championship golf course and long stretches of celebrated fishing waters make Copper a premier summer destination. That ac- cess, combined with an intimate resort village that produces world-class events and entertainment, is especially appealing to hikers, cyclists, runners, anglers and others seeking personal growth and well- ness through their mountain experience. To see more, visit www.coppercolorado.com.

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