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Jake Allen - Friday March 29th-Trinity House Theatre


Dear Friends of MFGS

MFGS is an 501 (3) (c) non profit society promoting the art of fingerstyle guitar.  Now in our 18th season and we have hosted well over 120 concerts in Southeast Michigan. 

We always love bringing in new 'finds' (it's actually part of our mission!) to you such as

Andy McKee in 2006, Pino Forastiere in 2007 & Guitar Republic in 2010 as well as our (you and MFGS) favorites - The California Guitar Trio, Laurence Juber, Don Ross, Calum Graham, Tony McManus,  Luca Stricagnoli, Pat Donohue, & Stefano Barone!!

Now we have the pleasure of bringing you one of the young guns of fingerstyle guitar

Michigan's own

Jake Allen!!!!

Friday March 29th

Jake is currently on his US tour and we are fortunate that he will be passing through Southeast Michigan.

Doors at 7:30 & show is at 8pm

2 sets and an intermission

Tickets are $20 and now available at  

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

At a young age Allen began exploring synthesizers and recording music in his father’s Northern Michigan studio. By his late teens, Allen found himself being drawn to the sounds of finger-style guitar trailblazers like Michael Hedges and Andy McKee. He started to pinpoint his focus on acoustic guitar, crafting his own breed of six string wizardry. On top of a two-hands on the neck, percussive tapping style, Jake employed an array of effects and live looping to create an engaging solo performance.

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!   

Part of our mission is to bring new and upcoming guitarists to you

So here is Jake Allen!!

and although he is not with his band, we might bring them all back for your listening pleasure


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. 

             Tengyue Zhang's 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  & 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 coming to the Midwest from Italy  performing at this years Blissfest! (of course it's in Bliss Michigan)

 July 12th, 13th& 14th -  2019

He will also perform at The Red Sky Stage in Petoskey

 The Robin Theatre in Lansing

Art + Literature Lab in Madison Wisconsin

and other venues in Wisconsin and Ohio (stay tuned)


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


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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