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Michigan's Jake Allen on March 29th and other events/news


Dear Friends of MFGS

As we wind the days of winter down and Spring looks a ways away yet, we wanted you to know about our Spring concert on March 29th and great music events and news!

MFGS is now in our 18th season and we have hosted well over 100 concerts in Southeast Michigan.  We always love bringing in new 'finds' to you such as Andy McKee in 2006, Pino Forastiere in 2007 & Guitar Republic in 2010!!


On Friday March 29th MFGS presents Jake Allen

at Trinity House Theatre

 Jake hails from our favorite mitten, Michigan! 

Jake is an amazing fingerstylist and recently toured with the Accidentals.  We really want you to get a chance to see someone who may follow the path of the above mentioned giants of the guitar world!   

Tickets are $20 and now available at

Jake performing 'Slappy Thang'

Here is Jake performing with Mike Dawes

Trinity House Theatre is located at 
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia - 734-464-6302


Coming up soon  

March 23 and 24 

Tengyue Zhang Master Class and Concert

at Madonna University, 

Chinese guitarist Tengyue Zhang, winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s 2017 International Competition, is coming to Madonna University in March. 

There will be a Master Class on Saturday, March 23 from 12:00-4:00 pm in Kresge Hall at Madonna University. The fee for performers is $50, and the fee for auditing is $20.

 Please contact Helene Rottenberg (313-832-2613 or via email at  if you or your student(s) would like to play, or if you have any questions. 

The concert is Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm

 in Kresge Hall at Madonna University.

General admission is $20; students are $15. 

Classical Guitar Society of Michigan



Wednesday March 27th @ 20 Front Street

 The Kruger Brothers!

Although they won't be playing with Steve Martin this is a video of the Kruger Brothers and Steve!

and their web site!


Thursday March 28th @ The Robin Theatre in Lansing Michigan

Randy Napoleon and David Rogers

Two amazing guitarists on one bill! Randy Napoleon (MSU Jazz Professor, Freddy Cole's guitarist) and David Rogers (modern master of classical guitar)! 7PM, 6:30 doors See below for more info about the show:


Looking towards the future! 

Ok's not a big's a cello. But if you love music you'll love this

Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:00 PM

at the Cube!

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. Combining her love of music and technology, she uses a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music.

3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201


Tuesday April 16th

Leo Kottke at the Ark


Wednesday May 8th

We can announce this cause we have our tickets already!!!

The California Guitar Trio

WITH The Montreal Guitar Trio

at The Ark!


Summer Festivals

MFGS Friend Stefano Barone will be in Michigan from Italy performing at this years Blissfest! (of course it's in Bliss Michigan)

 July 12, 13, 14 2019


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


The Canadian Guitar Festival
The Vision is 2020!


Walnut Valley is in September


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


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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