September 9th – 11th, 2022 Arvada CO

Archtop Guitar Expo Only $40, $150 Weekend Workshop and Performance Pass (includes expo admission):
Hilton Garden Inn, 5455 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002
Saturday 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Music Performances (most free of charge, open to the public):
Beginning Friday night at 7:30 through Sunday afternoon at various locations TBA, all walking distance from the hotel.


The Luthiers

The best archtop luthiers from around the world. Check out the profiles and examples of their amazing work, and connect with them before the show if you have any questions about custom orders.Learn More

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The Players

Check out our incredible festival lineup of world renowned players and educators. Connect with them before their workshops to get the most out of this intimate educational experience.Learn More

The Show

Happening in beautiful Olde Town Arvada, September 9th to 11th 2022. Check back for show times, performance schedules, and general show information.

Why have an archtop guitar festival?

The archtop guitar, from its unlikely beginnings to its current various incarnations, is arguably the most difficult to build and the most rewarding to play of all the guitar styles. Embraced by most jazz guitar players, the archtop has been a staple instrument across genres for more than a century.

The creators behind these special instruments, and the players who love them, can be found at luthier shows around the world, but there’s never been a show dedicated just to them… until now!.

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Get your tickets now!

$40 for the guitar exhibition including some demos and performances, and $150 for an all access weekend pass which includes over 40 hours of player workshops and clinics, presentations and special performances TBA.