Kent State Stark presents Guitar Weekend Nov. 1-3

Kent State University at Stark will present Guitar Weekend, a three-day festival for guitar enthusiasts, Nov. 1-3.

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. 

Organized by Kent State Stark’s Music Department, Guitar Weekend is in its third year and blends a series of guitar workshops and concerts during the three-day span. 

Featured artists will include Marc Teicholz, Mobius Trio and Andrew Stroud. 

The weekend will kick off with a concert by Teicholz, a classical guitarist, at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 as part of the campus’ Celebration of the Arts in the newly renovated and expanded Fine Arts Building. 

The Celebration of the Arts also is free and open to the public. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1, the event includes guided tours of the Fine Arts expansion, the opening of new art exhibition “Recent Work” and a meet-and-greet with the visiting artists prior to the Guitar Weekend opening performance. 

At 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Guitar Weekend continues with Mobius Trio performing in concert at The Hub Art Factory, 336 Sixth St. NW, in downtown Canton as part of the city’s First Friday celebration.

Beginning at noon Nov. 3, Kent State Stark faculty will perform with classical guitarist Andrew Stroud. A community concert featuring the McKinley High School Guitar Ensemble, the Canton Youth Guitar Ensemble and Kent State Stark music students will be held at 2 p.m. Both concerts are in the campus’ Main Hall auditorium.

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POSTED: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 8:40am
UPDATED: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:51am
Melissa Griffy Seeton