With the Fretboard Summit taking place at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music in just over a week (August 25-27, 2022), Jason is sharing some last-minute updates on this sprawling guitar gathering, as well as a surprise announcement or two. We hope to see you there!
To see the full Chicago Summit schedule and all the luthiers that will be exhibiting, just click here.
At the Summit, 50 of the greatest handmade luthiers will showcase their creations, in addition to guitar experts and authorities, incredible musicians (Molly Tuttle, the Milk Carton Kids, Julian Lage) and plenty of surprises. It’s a rare opportunity to meet in person many past FJ Podcast guests including TJ Thompson, Steve McCreary (Collings), Richard Hoover of Santa Cruz Guitar Co., Andrew Enns of Yamaha, Maegen Wells, the Milk Carton Kids, Creston Lea, Duncan Price and dozens more.
For just $30 you can purchase a pass to our guitar shop window, where some of the finest modern boutique guitars are for sale. Among them are many well-known names from our pages and our podcasts.
Buy a ticket for the Lutherie Showcase on Friday (26 August) here
Buy a ticket for the Lutherie Showcase on Saturday (27 August) here
If you really want to freak out with us and attend the lectures, lectures, workshops, and evening concerts (and see the Lutherie showcase!), we now have $100 All-Access single-day passes. It’s like a summer camp for guitar lovers.
With your all-access tickets, you’re also entered to win the Santa Cruz Guitar Co. guitar of your dreams, worth up to $10,000.
Buy an all-access ticket for Friday (26 August)
Buy an all-access ticket for Saturday (27 August)
Entertainment on Friday night is the Children from the milk carton With Vikesh Kapoor opening or Joe Filisko & Eric Nodenplus Joel Patterson. (Take your pick, we have two theaters going!)
The headliner is on Saturday Molly Tuttle With Courtney Hartman Opening. In our second theater we will have a pretty wild evening of jazz Bobby Broom’s Keyed Up Quartet AND Organ Trio Madness with Fareed Haque & Tony Monaco.
Finally, we have $500 3-Day All-Access Passes for the true fans. With that, you can see all of this and check out the Lutherie showcase before it opens to the public on Thursday and Take part in an exclusive Julian Lage Solo Electric concert on Thursday evening. Selling three-day passes is a huge support to the Journal, the Summit, and everything we do. Buy your three-day all-access ticket here.
Can’t make the summit? Some of our workshops and talks will likely be recorded for future podcast episodes. Stay tuned…
This episode is sponsored by Peghead Nation (use promo code FRETBOARD and get your first month free or $20 off any annual subscription); Izotope (use coupon code FRET10 to save 10% off their plug-ins); retro fret vintage guitars; Izotope (use discount code FRET10 to save 10% on your Izotope purchase); and Calton Falls.