The Portland Guitar Society is an association of local musicians, guitar makers, and listeners who support guitar music in all forms. We meet at the Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis Street, Portland, the first Monday of every month (second, if first is a holiday). Meetings are from 7:00 to 9:30 PM, and are always free and open to the public. PGS supports all styles of music and all skill levels. At any meeting, expect to hear classical, jazz, blues, flamenco, fingerstyle, Nashville picking, ensembles, vocal accompaniment, and more. Come to play...or come to listen. Open-mike format with featured performer the last half-hour. Visit www.pdxguitarsociety.org for more information.
The 2017 Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit
Saturday and Sunday, April 29th and 30th,
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM both days
The exhibit will again be held on the lovely campus of
Marylhurst University near Portland, Oregon, featuring
instrument makers and performers of the Pacific Northwest.
The exhibit and woodworking demonstrations will be located
in Marylhurts's Clark Commons, with musical performances
held in Wiegand Recital Hall, a short walk from the exhibition.
Admission is $3. Children under 12, free.
Visit www.nwmusicalinstrumentshow.org to see
the 2016 exhibitor list and performance schedule.
The Guild of American Luthiers
July 19—23, 2017
Pacific Lutheran University
A Great and Glorious Festival of Lutherie
• Instrument Exhibition • Concerts • Informative Lectures •
• Hands-on Demonstrations • Traffic in Lutherie Materials •
• Old Friends • People You Want To Meet •
The original great and glorious festival of lutherie, often copied but never duplicated, the Guild of American Luthiers Convention/Exhibition is legendary and highly anticipated in the lutherie community. It’s another avenue the Guild uses to bring together luthiers from everywhere, of all specialties and skill levels, seasoned pros and part-timers, in a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie.
It features four-and-a-half days of stimulating educational lectures, demonstrations, and workshops presented by respected luthiers on a wide range of topics of interest to the lutherie community; an exhibition of member instruments where members have an opportunity to show their creations and receive feedback from their fellow luthiers; sale of lutherie woods, tools, and supplies; three nights of concerts and open mikes; and the GAL Benefit Auction. Visit www.luth.org for details.