Schedule subject to change, and we will add more events and names as we get closer to the show. Events are included with the expo and workshop tickets unless otherwise indicated. EVERYTHING is included in VVIP ticket.

Thursday, September 12th

5:00 - 6:30 Welcome reception for Luthiers, Vendors, Artists and VVIP ticket holders (Hilton Garden Inn)

6:30 - 7:30 Jimmy Bruno and Larry Tamanini (Hilton Garden Inn)

8:00 - 10:00 Opening night session hosted by Bruce Forman, bass and drums backing. (Silver Vines Wine Bar)

Friday, September 13th

9:00 - 10:00 Introducing the NEW Blue Guitars! (Hilton Garden Inn)

10:00 - 5:00 Luthier exposition (Hilton Garden Inn)

10:00 - 12:00 Luthier Demos (Hilton Garden Inn). Each luthier will have a 25 minute demo, followed by a 55 minute clinic with their demo artist in one of our workshop rooms.

12:00 - 1:00 Honoring Dale Bruning (Hilton Garden Inn) Dale is Colorado's most beloved and distinguished jazz guitarist and educator, and we want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to his music, details TBA.

1:00 - 3:00 Luthier Demos (Hilton Garden Inn)

3:00 - 4:00 Paul Ricci and Mafalda Minnozzi (Hilton Garden Inn)

4:00 - 5:00 Concord Reunion with Frank Vignola, Howard Alden and Jimmy Bruno (Hilton Garden Inn)

5:00 - 6:00 Armed Services Trio (Hilton Garden Inn) Three great guitarists representing their respective branches of service: Wayne Wilkinson (Air Force), Shawn Purcell (Navy) and Howard Paul (Army)

5:00 - 9:00 Solo Guitar Masters (Silver Vines Wine Bar) Nate Lopez, Donovan Raitt, Adam Miller and Elden Kelly

7:00 - 9:00 Mimi Fox Trio and Frank Vignola's Birdland Band (Olde Town Pickin Parlor) ($20) 

6:00 - 8:00 Beco das Garrafas; Brazilian Jazz with Paul Ricci ($10)

9:00 - 11:00 NYC Organ Trio Madness! (Hilton Garden Inn) Various artists from The Big Apple jamming with our house B3 organ and drummer.

12:00 am - 11:59 pm Evan Gluck's Birthday!

Saturday, September 14th

10:00 - 5:00 Luthier exposition (Hilton Garden Inn)

10:00 - 12:00 Luthier Demos (Hilton Garden Inn). Each luthier will have a 25 minute demo, followed by a 55 minute clinic with their demo artist in one of our workshop rooms.

12:00 - 1:00 Women in Jazz Guitar (Hilton Garden Inn) Beth Marlis, Mimi Fox, Jocelyn Gould, Lisa Liu and Alicyn Yaffee.

1:00 - 3:00 Luthier Demos (Hilton Garden Inn)

3:00 - 4:00 Blue Guitars Performance (Hilton Garden Inn) A special performance featuring the NEW Blue Guitars on stage (players TBA)

4:00 - 5:00 Linda Manzer 50th Anniversary Presentation (Hilton Garden Inn)

5:00 - 6:00 Ted Ludwig and Friends (Hilton Garden Inn) Ted Ludwig brings up an all-star succession of guitarists to play a couple of tunes.

6:00 - 8:00 Bruce Forman's Red Guitar (Olde Town Pickin Parlor) Bruce Forman brings his acclaimed one-man show The Red Guitar back to RMAGF. It is a performance that combines playing and compelling storytelling, that explores the challenges and rewards of a life spent in the pursuit of sound. This year will be a tribute to the luthiers who make the machines that make the dreams come true! ($10)

6:00 - 8:00 Torched! with Fareed Haque (Arvada Tavern) Great American Songbook featuring torch singers with Fareed Haque and guests on guitar. ($10)

6:30 - 9:00 (doors at 6:00) The Transatlantic Guitar Trio (Arvada Elks Lodge) with special opening guests Tony McManus and Sean McGowan.  Richard Smith teams up with gypsy jazz guitar great, Joscho Stephan, and virtuoso  multi-instrumentalist Rory Hoffman to form this guitar trio who play a wide array of styles and grooves. ($35)

8:30 - 11:30 Benedetto All Stars Afterglow Jam (Hilton Garden Inn) Benedetto Guitars endorsers are all on stage for this incredible event.

Sunday, September 15th

10:00 - 3:00 Luthier exposition (Hilton Garden Inn)

10:00 - 12:00 Luthier Demos (Hilton Garden Inn). Each luthier will have a 25 minute demo, followed by a 55 minute clinic with their demo artist in one of our workshop rooms.

12:00 - 1:30 Denver School for the Arts Guitar Ensembles

1:30 - 3:00 Luthier Demos (Hilton Garden Inn)