Making its way back to the Caulfield Racecourse for its fifth consecutive year, the Melbourne Guitar Show is eyeing August 2019 off like a dog eyes off its dinner. Poised to be its biggest and best jaunt yet, this year's show – kicking off across the weekend of August 3rd and 4th – promises a (quite literally) jam-packed lineup of performers and exhibitors, with an emphasis on getting punters hands-on with the enormous array of axes on show.
In the way of live music, Keith Morrow and Dennis Jones (both from the USA) lead the pack, with a full-on flood of local legends – like Ash Grunwald, Sarah McLeod, Phil Manning and Minnie Marks – set to take the stage as well. And like it's been every year thus far, the lineup will continue to grow right up 'til the festival itself, so expect to have your must-see lists promptly maxed out.
"I'm so stoked to be a part of the Melbourne Guitar Show this year," says Grunwald. “I'm incredibly excited to be unveiling something I've been collaborating on which has been a lifelong dream of mine."
Elsewhere at the show, guitar companies from all around the world will be showing off their latest innovations on the convention floor. Everyone from Fender and Gibson to D'Addario and Yamaha will be on deck, with full displays of gear just dying to be shredded on.
Rob Walker – Melbourne Guitar Show organiser and executive officer of the Australian Music Association – says, "It’s exciting to see the show develop each year and add value to the live music industry. We are proud to present such a broad range and quality of guitars, amps and gear from the big brands to local artisans. And each year we get to put together a program of live music featuring the considerable talents of our guitar community. It’s a great weekend for anyone into music, particularly guitars.
“And not only will the #MGS2019 provide a hands-on chance to see and play such a broad range of gear, there’ll be bargains aplenty. We like to call it Australia’s biggest pop up guitar store!”
Melbourne Guitar Show 2019
Stars (ft. Mal Eastick, Nick Charles and Roger McLachlan)
James Norbert Ivanyi
Cartridge Family (ft. Sarah Carroll and Suzanna Espie)
Simon Hosford’s Fair Warning
Saturday August 3rd + Sunday 4th
Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne VIC
Tickets on sale via australianmusician.com.au