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Kent State University at Stark Presents Guitar Weekend

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Kent State University at Stark will present Guitar Weekend, a three-day festival for guitar enthusiasts, Nov. 16-18.

Free and open to the public, the event is a celebration of all styles of guitar playing and features some of the most respected guitarists nationwide. 

Guitar Weekend, in its second year, blends a series of guitar workshops and concerts during the three-day span. All events are held at Kent State Stark’s Main Hall Auditorium, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, with the exception of a Thursday evening concert, which will take place at the Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave., North Canton.

Organized by Kent State Stark’s Department of Music, Guitar Weekend is made possible with the help of grants from ArtsinStark and an ArtSTART grant from the Ohio Arts Council. 

Featured artists include:

Mickey Jones
Mickey Jones has had an extensive career as a guitar soloist and chamber musician. He has twice been a featured soloist at the New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival and is a nationally renowned music educator, who founded the Hector Garcia Young Artist Concert Series. 

Nir Felder
Called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, Nir Felder is equally adept across a wide range of genres. He has forged a unique and highly recognizable sound at a young age and quickly became one of New York City’s most highly sought-after musicians. 

Stephen Lochbaum
Within six years of beginning training on the classical guitar, Stephen Lochbaum had earned a master’s degree, debuted on CBC Radio 1 with the internationally recognized Vancouver Cantata Singers and won the national music festival of Canada. 

Judicaël Perroy
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes to his credit. Highly sought after as a teacher, he is regularly invited to give master classes at many universities in the United States and abroad. 

To see the Guitar Weekend schedule and for more information about the event, visit or contact Adjunct Music Professor Adam Larison at or 330-244-5071.