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MFGS Picking Party- Saturday May 18th - Ferndale - Other Guitar Events

Dear Friends of MFGS

Our good friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale 

have offered their space for 

MFGS folks to have a Picking Party!  

Saturday MAY 18th from 1-4pm. 

Bayberry Music is located at 23430 Woodward Ave in Ferndale 

Picking Parties were a staple of MFGS in the past but tailed off over the last few years. The last Picking Party we recall was at Paul Murphy's Blue Fish Music in Plymouth about 4 years ago.  

These are great events because everyone at all levels of guitar will have an opportunity to perform on a rotational basis at least 1 or 2 pieces depending on how many folks come.  

It is important to know that this is a non competitive gathering of folks who love fingerstyle guitar.  You may play your originals or covers without lyrics  So bring your guitar(s) or just bring yourself to listen to others play.  This is a great time to network with fellow players learn from each other about music, songs,  guitars or gigs. 


Also don't forget that Bayberry Music has a wide array of fabulous instruments and a great repair shop!  They also have more strings than you can imagine for any instrument you can think of. 


RSVP at our Facebook Event Page

Sorry for the mistake on the last newsletter.  Our email is ,not 'org' so we know how many chairs to set up. 



So Guess Who's Coming to Town! 

Italy's Stefano Barone will be coming to the US to perform at the
Robin Theatre in Lansing
Friday June 28th
More details to come

He will also be performing at

June 21st @ Art + Literature Lab in Madison Wisconsin   

June 22nd - Private  House Concert - Chicago 

June 29th - Red Sky Stage in Petoskey Michigan

June 30th - Section House - Little Lakes Michigan

July 12th through 14th


Jake Allen performs at the Emerald Theatre in 
Mount Clemens for 
The Michigan Guitar Show
Sponsored by Gordy's Music and the Emerald Theater
June 29th from 2-3pm
More details to come


Summer Music & Festivals


MFGS Friends Andrew York & Alex DeGrassi

Will be guest artists at the Interlochen

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019


July 26th & 27th 

Indiana Guitar Festival 2019 & Competition


The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!


                  Fingerstyle Collective Guitar 

Festival & Competition 2019

 September 13th - 17th 

Camp Mitchell located on the bluff of Petit Jean Mountain
 in Morrilton, Arkansas. 


Walnut Valley Festival and Competition

is in September 18th through the 22nd


Don't forget to check out the latest in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music at

they have a great archive of podcasts for your listening pleasure way back to 2006!


Some new video's from our friends at

Candyrat Records


Don't forget our friends at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for violins, guitars, strings and repairs


Also our northern friends at Strings By Mail


 I'm sure you've thought of building your own acoustic guitar, or you will think of it while reading this!  It feels like you’d be light years from being able to do that. 


Now with the help of a long time local luthier Gary Zimnicki  teaming up with the folks at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute in Adrian


We wouldn't be where we are without Trinity House Theatre

or 20 Front Street

Please help MFGS get the word out about our concerts.

(Without you we wouldn't be here (and neither would the artists!!))

The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society is a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization promoting  the art of Contemporary Acoustic Guitar through workshops and performances since 2001  

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