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Guitar-A-Rama Concert Presented by Eye Consultants of Pennsylvania and Reading Musical Foundation

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 The 5th annual Guitar-A-Rama Concert allows audience members to watch guitar masters perform but also have a learning experience while being able to interact with the musicians one on one.

Tickets: $25.00 per show

Two Shows 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm 

Doors Open at 12:30 pm

There’s no doubt the culture of the guitar and related instruments like ukuleles has had significant impact on the culture of Americana, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Classical, Rock, Jazz and related musical art forms both here in America and around the world.  This event is a celebration of the instrument and its players.  Performances featuring diverse styles of guitar as a highlight will happen in the Boscov’s Theater of the Goggleworks as well as on the Sly Fox Pub Stage.   Theater performances will happen in the early afternoon and evening and both shows are ticketed events.

Plus as a bonus FREE Pub stage performances will be going on throughout the afternoon and evening at Sly Fox Stage, 201 Washington Street, Reading and will be open to the public.

While all of this is going on, we’ll also offer guitar mentoring and Q&A sessions.


First Ticketed Show (Matinee)

1pm to 1:30pm:  Guitar sessions begin with local teacher Josh Taylor and his students from the Reading Musical Foundation inner-city Guitars After School class of 2018/2019.  Various styles of guitar music are featured, according to what students have been working on.  Graduates are awarded their brand new Martin guitar.

1:45pm to 2:30pm: Hot Club of Reading

2:30pm to 3:30pm:  Ernie Sites

3:45 pm to 4:45pm: Jay & Lee Duo with special guest performers making their debut from the New York Guitar Institute

4:50 to 4:55pm: Group Grand Finale Jam


5:00pm to 5:45pm: Dick Boak presents The History of the Guitar


Second Ticketed Show

6 to 6:30pm: Hot Club of Reading

6:45 to 7:30pm:  Ernie Sites

7:45 to 8:45pm:  Jay & Lee Duo with special guests making their debut from the New York Guitar Institute

8:50 to 9pm: Group Grand Finale Jam

Sponsored by the Reading Musical Foundation,
Josh Taylor and Reading Musical Foundation / Olivets Guitars After School Students, The Hot Club of Reading, Jason & Elyssa Hochman and special guests from the New York Guitar Institute, Ernie Sites
(America’s Guitar Singing Cowboy)

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June 22
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington Street
reading, PA 19601 United States
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