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Wednesday, 10 September 2008 02:18
Godin Guitars once again presents this years Montreal Guitar Grand Prix. In its 3rd year, this free event is open to guitarists of all ages and takes place on September 27th & 28th 2008.

The SIMM (Montreal Musical Instrument Show), whose mission it is to encourage music making among the masses, established the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix to promote and develop the talents of local guitarists and allow them to showcase their musical ability on stage in front of a live public audience.

The contestants are asked to perform in a maximum of 2 categories of their choice, which include: Classical, Acoustic (fingerstyle or flatpicking), Jazz (archtop or gypsy) and Blues/Rock. Prizes include thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment supplied by Godin Guitars, Steve’s Music Store, Marshall Amplification, Digitech and Samson audio technology, and also by SIMM, the Montreal Guitar Show and the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.

The preliminary auditions take place over the 2-day event, in front of a panel of judges, at the Savoy du Metropolis in Montreal. The final showcase takes place at 8pm at Club Soda on September 28th, where a winner in each category will be announced, followed by a performance by a very special guest artist. The final performances and preliminary auditions are free and doors are open to the public, who are encouraged to come and cheer on all of the talented musicians.

Categories and Audition times:
-    Classical : Saturday, September 27th – 9:30 am
-    Blues/ Rock : Saturday, September 27th – 1:00 pm
-    Jazz (archtop or gypsy) : Sunday, September 28th – 9:30 am
-    Acoustic (fingerstyle or flatpicking) : Sunday, September 28th – 1:00 pm

The 3rd edition of the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix is presented by Godin Guitars in collaboration with Steve’s Music Store, Couleur Jazz 91.9 radio station and the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.

To register go to before 5pm on September 25th , 2008.

Press Release
Source: Godin


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