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Wednesday, 16 April 2008 05:10
dallasgitshow.jpg(Dallas, TX) -- Jimmy Wallace, producer of the 31st Annual Dallas International Guitar Festival and MusicFest to be held Friday, April 18, Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Dallas Market Hall, is putting the finishing touches on the jam-packed entertainment lineup for this music lover's smorgasbord event.

Performers scheduled to attend and play at the jam-packed festival include: George Lynch, Johnny A, Andy Timmons, Will Ray, Jim Suhler, Lord Tracy, The Kentucky Headhunters, Maylee Thomas and the Believers, The Stratoblasters, Doyle Dykes, Matt Smith, Rocky Athas, Johnny Hiland, Rick Derringer, Van Wilks, Black Stone Cherry, Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown), Paul Reed Smith Band with David Grissom and Bugs Henderson,
Dead Pyrates Society (Jimmie Randall, John Staehely and Jo Jo Gunne), Point Blank, Texas Gypsies, Rhett Butler, The Ascenders, Becky Middleton, Hillbilly Orchestra, the Drawing Board, Super Nova Remnant, Garage 34, Jr Clark, Quinten Hope, Ruben V, Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights, Power House, Johnny Red, Landin Spradlin, Josh Weathers Band, Mike Ryhner & Petty Theft, Kirby Kelly, Comes Alive!-Dave Hineman, Rob Hunt, Christian Brooks, Lance Lopez, and Frontal Lobotomy Boogy Band with Bo & Jim.

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Dallas International Guitar Festival and MusicFest hours are 12 noon to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 20, with music all day. A single day ticket price is $20 for adults and children 11 or older; free for children under 10. Two-day passes are $35, and three day passes are available for $45 each.

Admission to the Friday night concert will be $5, and the Saturday night All Star Jam is also $5. Student tickets are available at the door only for $15 one day ticket; $30 for two day student pass and $40 for a three day student pass. Two and three day passes include tickets to the Friday Night and Saturday Night concerts. VIP passes that allow ticket holders to sit in the front few rows of all concerts are also available for single, two-day or three day admission tickets, priced at an additional $20, $35 and $45. All tickets are available at the door.

The Dallas International Guitar Festival and MusicFest is the world's largest and oldest guitar show, blending musicians, fans, collectors and celebrities together into one musical extravaganza. Visitors can buy, sell, trade, or just browse among the thousands upon thousands of new and vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, mandolins, straps and strings, effects pedals, keyboards, music memorabilia and more. Rub elbows with guitar legends and up-and-coming artists.

Listen to the best local and regional bands at MusicFest's indoor and outdoor stages, including the winners of the Texas 10 Under 20 contest. The festival will feature 400 booths, exhibits and clinics, and live concert performances on three stages.  More than 20,000 people attended last year's event at Dallas Market Hall, with over $3 million of instruments and memorabilia trading hands.  For more information, visit the website here.

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