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GUITAR: Music Mondays

Mondays, June 11 – August 20 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

In the music industry, Bozeman is world-renown for its acoustic guitars. From the Gibson Guitar factory to individual guitar craftsman, guitars made in Bozeman are played by famous musicians around the world. Celebrate Montana’s luthiers and local musicians in weekly events for all ages, all summer long.

10 a.m. – Noon | Make Your Own Recycled Guitar | Included with admission
Using recycled materials, explore how different materials, shapes, and structures change the sound an instrument makes.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. | Music on the Plaza | Free to the public
Each Music Monday will feature local performers strumming their guitars on the Plaza. Bring your lunch or buy one from the Fork in the Road Food Truck and soak in the music from a variety of excellent Bozeman performers. This program is free to the public. Museum admission is not required. In the case of inclement weather, these performances will take place in the Hager Auditorium with space for lunch available in the Lower Lobby. Food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium.

  • June 11 | Kenneth Brenner
  • June 18 |  Stuart Weber (classical guitar)
  • June 25 | Michael Videon (Professor of Guitar at MSU)
  • July 2 | Living History Farm and The Tinsley House Musicians
  • July 9 | Craig Hall (Jazz Guitar)
  • July 16 | Craig Brawner (Rock)
  • July 23 | Craig Brawner (Rock)
  • July 30 | Anna Hatcher and Mercer Pickins (Folk/Bluegrass)
  • August 6 | Blake Simpson (Eclectic mix)
  • August 13 | Craig Hall and Childbloom Guitar Ensemble
  • August 20 | The Madison String Duo of Eric Lewis and Sarah Crossman (guitar/violin duo classical music)

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. | Guided Tour of  GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World | Included with admission
Our renowned docents will expertly guide you through the GUITAR exhibition and bring it to life each day.

2 – 4 p.m. | Inside a Guitar | | Included with admission
Join us every week along with other luthiers to explore how acoustic guitars are made.