Musical Instrument Exhibition


The 2nd annual Midwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibition

A one day exhibit of locally handmade musical instruments

FREE Festival of Splendid Handmade Musical Instruments by Local Artisans - Sat, May 1, 2010

WHAT: Rockford will host the 2nd Midwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibition, a one-day exhibit of locally handmade instruments from area artisans. There will be acoustic and electric guitars, lutes, mandolins, violins, drums and other unique handmade instruments, demonstrated by the artisans who create them.

WHEN: Saturday, May 1st, 2010. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. / Special events: The band
Tektoniks, a world music trio with a techno groove will play and be accompanied by the instrument makers who will give short presentations of their creations.

Just Goods, 201 7th St., Rockford, IL

ADMISSION: Admission is free

This lively, visual event will take place against the colorful backdrop of the Just Goods fair trade import store. 15 local artisans will display their handmade musical creations and explain how and why they make their instruments. Many instruments will be for sale from a few dollars to several thousand dollars and attendees will be encouraged to play the instruments.

The event is the only one of its kind in the area and will feature the hidden talents of the local community and their ability to take simple materials and create splendid musical instruments completely by hand. As an educational event there will be much to learn about how instruments are made. Instruments will be represented from renaissance to electronic, simple to elegant, amateur to professional at this locally organized free event.

For more information, please contact Jim Worland of Worland Guitars

Worland Guitars - 810 North First Street - Rockford, IL 61107 - 815.961.8854

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