This Saturday’s Cincinnati Guitar Festival will feature a slew of guitar players, not just from Cincinnati but also from around the country.
The event begins at 8 p.m. at Madison Theater (730 Madison Ave., Covington, madisontheateronline.com). Tickets are $15 in advance or $25 at the door, with proceeds going to Play It Forward (pifcincy.org), the local organization that assists musicians in the area with health and financial resources.
Local players participating in the CGF include Jay Jesse Johnson and Noah Wotherspoon, as well as Danny Frazier, Marcos Sastre and Brian Wallen, plus various non-guitar-playing musicians and singers. Portland, Oregon’s Ben Rice isanother headliner, as is Stacy Mitchhart, who cut his teeth in Cincinnati’s Blues scene and now tends to his successful career from his home base in Tennessee.
The Blues Doctor, Stacy Mitchhart
Jay Jesse Johnson
Ira Stanley, Doug Hart, Chuck Sullivan, Danny Frazier
Marcos Sastre, James Sanders, Bob Herrmann, Catrina Campbell
Tina Sullivan, Tom Kaper, Kelly Walker, Raul Watson, Brian Franks
Roots Guitar Master: Brian Wallen
International Touring Bluesmen: Travis Bowlin and Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
Special appearance by:
2014 IBC Best Guitarist: Ben Rice
2015 IBC Guitarist of the year: Noah Wotherspoon
Ricky Nye and Bob Nave
Seth Forster and Craig Comer
Joe Polen and Greg Hines