Performing Artists
the best in the world
July 28 - 30, 2017

The Canadian Guitar Festival has been fortunate enough over the years to bring the most talented masters of the fingerstyle guitar in the world to some of the most knowledgeable and appreciative audiences in the world. We present the lineup in no particular order.

See you at the lake!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Chrome users appear to be having issues lately, particularly with videos using a flash player as YouTube does. The browser also does not seem to like plugins that write to the DOM on the fly as many lightboxes do. Firefox does not seem to have such issues and apparently Opera is fine as well. However to help Chrome users, we are providing direct links to the artist's Youtube previews. They should work fine.

 John Ainsworth

 Jay Calder

 Antoine Dufour

 Jamie Dupuis

 Ed Gerhard

 Goran Ivanovic & Fareed Haque Guitar Duo

 Calum Graham

 Gareth Pearson

 Preston Reed

 Don Ross

 Erick Turnbull

 Del Vezeau

 Montreal & California Guitar Trios (ensemble)

The Performance Schedule is subject to change at any time so be sure to check it regularly. PLEASE NOTE: As we firm up the lineup, the artist's starting/playing time is always approximate and they have been known to go with a really good vibe! See you at the lake!

 Friday July 28, 2017


 Saturday July 29, 2017


 Sunday July 30, 2017



Holmes Hooke, MC

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The Canadian Guitar Festival is delighted to welcome back the spoken word legend Holmes Hooke as Master of Ceremonies this year. Possessing a keen wit and capable of a sensitive and yet brutally honest turn of phrase is what makes Holmes one of the most distinctive artists today. He's sought out by festivals and clubs for his performance poetry, stories and songs as well as for his highly creative talents as a host and Master of Ceremony.

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