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EVENTS > STRING FLING ACOUSTIC GUITAR FESTIVAL


 

This year marks fourth year of the Auburn Recreation District’s (ARD) annual Acoustic Guitar Festival, STRING FLING. The three-day event will take place from Thursday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 4th, and includes a performer/instructor showcase, a featured artist concert at the State Theatre, and a full day of guitar workshops.

 

Lifestyle Expo

SHOWCASE:

THURSDAY, MAY 2 @ 7pm
The performer/instructor SHOWCASE will be hosted by the Strum Shop in Roseville (The Strum Shop - Ukuleles, Guitars and More) on Thursday night, May 2nd.  The showcase will give attendees an opportunity to meet Saturday’s workshop presenters, and watch them perform in an intimate setting.  Delta blues ethnomusicologist Dr. David Evans (Dr. David Evans) will be the featured performer at the showcase.

(Strum Shop - 209 Vernon St, Roseville, CA).

 


CONCERT:

FRIDAY, MAY 3@ 7pm

$25 | $30 @ door

 

The following night, Friday, May 3rd, Keith Little and the Little Band (LittleBand) will bring their special blend of blues, bluegrass and gospel music to a CONCERT at Auburn’s iconic State Theatre.  A native of the Sierra Nevada foothills of northern California, Keith is a nationally-acclaimed musician, vocalist, recording artist, composer, and producer…and exceptional performer.

 

The opener for the evening is David Evans, regarded as one the most important contemporary blues musicologists, as well as a brilliant country blues guitarist.


Lifestyle ExpoAn added attraction at this year’s concert event will be a special pre-concert ‘lobby performance’ by classical guitarist Daniel Roest of the Sacramento Guitar Society. 

(State Theatre - 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA)

 

 

WORKSHOPS:

SATURDAY, MAY 4 @ 9am

$40 | $45 @ door

 

A full day of instructional WORKSHOPS will take place on Saturday, May 4th at the ARD Canyon View Community Center.  The workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Classes range from beginners to advanced guitarists, and include folk, blues, bluegrass, classical and swing.  Workshop presenters, including Keith Little and David Evans, will also lead a group sing-along at the end of the day.

 

Cotton DandeeA special feature this year will be the addition of a family event, featuring Marjo Wilson and the “Cotton Dandee Hoedown (http://www.cottondandee.com).” Download registration form here. >>

 

 

See instructors bios and course descriptions.


Workshops are offered four times during the day.

Outdoor spaces will be set aside for small groups to jam.

A guitar and equipment will be raffled off.

Lunch is provided with your pre-registration.

 

Spend the day with us at! (Canyon View Community Center - 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, CA)

 

 

 

 

BUY BOTH CONCERT + WORKSHOPS AND SAVE! $60/both

 

 

 


 

 

 

IN THE PRESS

 

Foothills Magazine

 

 

 

Foothills Magazine

 

 

 


 

 

 

Thanks to our 2018 sponsors:

String Fling sponsors

 

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MORE INFO:

GENERAL INFO

FRI CONCERT

SAT WORKSHOPS

INSTRUCTORS

 

 

String Fling - Purchase Tickets


TICKETS VIA MAIL OR
IN PERSON

PURCHASE TICKETS
FROM STATE THEATER 


PURCHASE TICKETS
FROM ARD

#9801 S1 - Concert

#9801 S2 - Workshop

#9801 S3 - Concert + Workshop

 

Purchase Ticket from State Theater Purchase Tickets from ARD

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS AT 5PM ON 5/1/19. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR BOTH THE FRIDAY CONCERT AND SATURDAY WORKSHOPS.

 

 

MAP

 

DIRECTIONS TO CANYON VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER:

 

 

 

 

LODGING

If you are coming from a distance, you can find accommodations at:

 

 

Holiday Inn
120 Grass Valley Hwy
Pet Friendly
530-887-8787 www.auburnhi.com

 

Best Western
13450 Lincoln Way
Pet Friendly
530-885-8611 http://book.bestwestern.com

 

Comfort Inn
1875 Auburn Ravine Road
Pet Friendly
530-885-1800 www.comfortinn.com/hotel-auburn-california-ca587

 

Auburn Gold Country RV Park
3550 Koa Way
Pet Friendly
530-823-4533 auburnrvpark.reachlocal.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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