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MFGS's Upcoming Summer Concerts


Dear Friends of MFGS

We would like to thank Andrew and Joel at Bayberry Music in Ferndale for hosting our 'First in a Long Time'  Picking Party on May Saturday May 18th.  We saw some old friends and met some new friends along with sharing the stage (a chair) and listening to some great music.  

We hope to do this again as it is was time to hear some local guitarist play and network with a couple of luthiers, players and listeners of contemporary acoustic guitar music. Stay Tuned!

Upcoming Concerts & Events !


Michigan Guitar Show @ The Emerald Theatre

June 29th - 30th - 10am to 5pm

sponsord by

 The Emerald Theater & Gordy's Music in Ferndale

This event showcases products like guitars, mostly vintage guitars-banjos, mandolins, dobros, used amps, effect pedals, parts, catalogs, memorabilia, etc.

appearing at the Michigan Guitar Show

presented by Takamine Guitars

Also at the Michigan Guitar Show

Jake Allen in Concert

at the Michigan Guitar Show

Held at the Emerald Theatre in Mt. Clemens

Saturday, June 29th @ 2pm - 586-630-0120


******And Jake is also performing*****

Saturday July 6th Jake Allen - in Concert

20 Front Street @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

20 Front Street (the name of the venue and the location)

Lake Orion, Michigan

Tickets are $18 and available at


Phil Keaggy @ Trinity House Theatre

July 18th & July 19th

Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today!  His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies

Trinity House Theatre -  38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI -  734-464-6302


And from Rome Italy

Contemporary Acoustic Guitarist

Stefano Barone

Is back in the US to work on film music for the 2020 Detroit Freep Film Festival. His music was incorporated in the 2018 Pulitizer Prize Winning film 'The Wall' by The Freep's Brian Kaufman.

During his stay he will be performing at several venues throughout Michigan.

"Stefano is a musician of epic proportions and one of Italy's most renowned instrumentalists creating unbelievable soundscapes with the guitar that remove all known conceptions of the instruments previous capabilities.       He's next level basically!  -                                       - Guy  Buttery

Friday June 28th - Stefano Barone - The Robin Theatre

1105 S. Washington Ave. Lansing, MI
Times: Starting: 08:00 PM - Doors at 7:30
Admission: Starting at $15.00
(989) 289-9729

 "You've got to see it to understand!"- The Robin Theatre  

8PM show, 7:30 doors $15 adv., $18 door More:


Saturday June 29th - Stefano Barone - Red Sky Stage - Bay Harbor MI, Near Petoskey

Stefano Barone returns for his 3rd time at the            

'The New' Red Sky Stage

 801 Front Street, Suite C/D.

Bay Harbor, Michigan

A note from Marty Scott, owner of Red Sky Stage

 I am delighted to announce that as of  May 31, 2019, after several days of negotiations, I have signed a three year lease for a new location at 801 Front Street, Suite C/D. Bay Harbor.  We are at the south end of the row of stores and restaurants.  Our new home  faces the harbor and the dramatic Lake Michigan sunsets that are the inspiration for our name.


Sunday June 30th - Stefano Barone

The Section House - Little Lake Michigan

1824 Ski Hill Rd,   Little Lake, Michigan  (906) 360-3950

 Doors open at 2:00, music starts at 3:00

Food and beverages are on a donation basis

Donations for the artists are greatly appreciated

RSVPs on Facebook will help arrange the food and space


July 12th - 14th Stefano Barone at Blissfest -


July 19th - Stefano Barone- Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Michigan


July 20th -Stefano Barone- Bayberry Music - Ferndale Michigan

6pm - 8:30 - More information to come soon.

Come join us at Bayberry Music for an evening of music with Stefano Barone and some local music guests.

Bayberry Music has again opened their home to MFGS patrons.  There will be some beverages and food available and donations for this event will go to MFGS.


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!



The Fingerstyle Collective Guitar Festival !!

 & Competition 2019

The international guitar community of Fretmonkey and world-renowned fingerstyle guitar record label CandyRat Records have joined forces to host a monumental fingerstyle guitar event celebrating all genres of fingerstyle guitar! 

September 13th - 17th

Morrilton, Arkansas.


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 May/June 2019 in fingerstyle and contemporary acoustic music featuring 

Will Ackerman, Vin Downes, Todd Mosby and Trevor Gordon Hall, "Four Guitars," 2019



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!!))



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