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Make this the year YOU get heard!

Make this the year YOU get heard!

This year LVPAC Guitar Fest LIVE! will host its first annual Acoustic Guitar Competition - an outstanding opportunity for talented guitarists to take the stage, gain fans, and win great prizes including valuable media and performance exposure. The grand prize winner will be selected from the six finalists invited to perform before a panel of expert judges and live audience. The competition finals will take place Sunday afternoon, September 16, 2012 at Blacksmith Square in downtown Livermore.


The grand prize winner of the Acoustic Guitar Competition will receive:

-Voyage-Air Songwriter Series Guitar

-An interview with Rosalie and your song played on KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise

-Article and music video posted on

-Recording session at Legendary Studio D Recording with award winning engineer/producer Joel Jaffe

-Three paid performance engagements at select Downtown Livermore businesses

-Paid spot on stage during the 2013 Livermore Wine Country Festival


The Acoustic Guitar Competition is open to non-professional guitarists ages 18 and over, as outlined in the application. Applications must be submitted no later than August 15, 2012 with a $25 entrance fee and YouTube video. Accepted applicants will be invited to perform live at Blacksmith Square for public voting in advance of the finals. Six finalists will be selected through a combination of online public voting and input from a panel of music industry professionals. Six finalists will be invited to perform before our panel of expert judges including Guitar Player Magazine's Senior Editor Art Thompson, KFOG's Acoustic Sunrise host Rosalie Howarth, Studio D Recording's producer Joel Jaffe, and Santa Cruz Guitar endorser James Nash of the Waybacks. 


This is the chance you've been waiting for to get your original song or unique cover in front of an enthusiastic audience. Enter today and find out if you have what it takes to be the Grand Prize Winner on Sunday, September 16!


Complete and return the Competition Rules and Entry Form  Download

Download your video to DropBox  (Here's how to do it!)

Pay your $25 entry fee  (All proceeds benefit LVPAC's Guitar Fest LIVE! a non-profit entity)

You will be scheduled to play live at Blacksmith Square in Downtown Livermore

Save the date for September 16, the Competition Finals!! 

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