NEW THIS YEAR! All five first-place winners will perform at Milwaukee’s 2019 Irish Fest

  • First-place cash prize (in each genre)
    $5,000 + performance at Milwaukee’s 2019 Irish Fest!

  • Second-place cash prize (in each genre)

  • Third-place cash prize (in each genre)

Applications for our 2019 Guitar Festival are now closed! To learn more about ways you can still be part of Festival, please contact


John Scofield Trio featuring Steve Swallow & Bill Stewart
Saturday, August 17, 2019

One of the most popular jazz guitarists of all time is back with his great friends Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart, a “telepathically tight trio” that can be called legendary!