Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 1, 2011.


The Chicago Guitar Festival is Chicago’s annual celebration of the guitar, taking place throughout October 5th - 9th in Chicago, IL.

We are asking for your help in presenting the 2011 Chicago Guitar Festival. We will be bringing in some of the best guitar virtuosos from around the globe to the bustling metropolis of Chicago.

The funds raised will go towards the various costs associated with bringing in so many high caliber, known virtuosos. These costs include but are not limited to the artists travel, lodging and fees.


Wednesday October 5th

6:30 PM Petar Jankovic at Instituto Cervantes

8:30 PM Pachora featuring Brad Shepik at Old Town School Of Folk Music

Thursday October 6th

6:00 PM Master Class on Balkan Rhythms & Modes with Pachora at Old Town School Of Folk Music

7:00 PM Snarky Puppy, Eastern Blok at Reggies

Friday October 7th

12:00 PM Pachora at Chicago Cultural Center

9:00 PM Charlie Hunter, Carla Bozulich at Martyrs’

Saturday October 8th

8:00 PM Les Frères Méduses at Instituto Cervantes

Sunday October 9th

8:00 PM Grazyna Auguscik ft. Chris Siebold & John Moulder at Mayne Stage


Mayne Stage – 1328 W. Morse Avenue
Old Town School Of Folk Music – 4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Martyrs’ – 3855 N Lincoln Ave
Instituto Cervantes – 31 W. Ohio St.
Chicago Cultural Center – 78 E. Washington St.
Reggies - 2109 S. State


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    A social media dedication to be to you for all the digital world to see! We'll go ahead and gloat about how fond we are of you in a total PDA overload.

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    A single VIP ticket to the a performance of your choice without the early entrance. This also includes all that love you'll receive from the $5 level.

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    Early VIP entrance and reserved VIP seating for two shows of your choice. You'll also get the same public thanks for your support through our social networks!

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    On top of all the other rewards listed, you'll receive a Chicago Guitar Festival gift bag filled with an assortment of goodies including CDs and an autographed Chicago Guitar Festival poster from all the performers.

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    At the $100 level you'll have a name credit on our websites and all the aforesaid perks. You will also be overjoyed to know that you'll have VIP access to every show, not just two!

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    This level of sponsorship brings you a private forty minute guitar lesson from our resident virtuosos Andreas Kapsalis or Goran Ivanovic. No experience required! They'll open your mind to new inventive ways to approach music. Of course you will be privy to everything in the $100 level as well.

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