Prizes from Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop & Festival- Artists in Residence include Lee Ritenour, Mike Stern & more!


The 2014 Six String Theory prize package includes terrific opportunities from Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop & Festival for each of the 4 winners (1 for each instrument).  COC has been a wonderful sponsor and supporter of the competition the last 3 years and we greatly appreciate what they are doing.  They host one of the most prestigious music workshops in one of the most beautiful natural settings in Montana. Unlike any other workshop around!

Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival and Workshop

This week long event includes 6 days of workshops in blues, rock, jazz, classical, acoustic, singer-songwriter, bass & beginner, workshops in jamming and nightly concerts. All held in the family friendly accommodations of the 4-star Flathead Lake Lodge. This is an intimate setting that provides a unique opportunity for camaraderie and interaction among all participants, faculty and artists in residence.
For the Fifth Anniversary of the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival, the Foundation is on track to reach its goal of establishing Flathead Valley, Montana as an internationally regarded center for the guitar.

Artists in Residence scheduled to appear:

• Lee Ritenour and his all-star rhythm musicians
• Mike Stern, an alumnus of the band Blood, Sweat and Tears and Miles Davis’ band among many others, and one of the premier jazz and jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation
• John Oates, an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, musician, songwriter and producer, best known as half of the Grammy-awarded rock and soul duo, Hall and Oates
• David Leisner, a classical composer and performer, and co-chair of the guitar department at Manhattan School of Music • Shelby Lynne, a Grammy-winning country music singer/songwriter
• Blues diva Ana Popovic who is described as a triple threat – excellent singer, guitarist and songwriter.

Also returning will be the 2013 Chairman’s Young Artist Scholarship winner Emily Elbert, a rising young guitarist and singer/songwriter and Berklee graduate, who will perform at the Festival.

2013 Videos: Please enjoy these highlight and performance videos from the 2013 event and upcoming AIR line up!

The Crown Guitar Festival | 2014 Official Lineup Video

The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival | 2013

The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival | 2013 Performance Highlights

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To register for the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival and Workshop call 855-855-5900
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