The Canadian Guitar Festival hosted the Canadian National Finger Style Guitar Championship on this past July 24th, 25th & 26th at Loughborough Lake Holiday Park in Kingston, Ontario with some of the greatest guitar players competing for the top prizes.
The Third Annual Indiana String Fest and Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship was held July 31st through August 2nd at the Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, Indiana. World renown featured performers and competitors filled the house for a full weekend of internationally acclaimed finger style guitar music and competition.
Twenty-eight competitors waited patiently for their turn to compete in the competition. The second round of competition consisted of the top five scorers from the first round.
Keith Taylor, Salt Lake City, Utah took top honors at the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship while Adam Kozlewski, Ogden, Utah won the Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championship. Both competitions are sponsored by the Oyster Ridge Music Festival held in Kemmerer, Wyoming held July 24th through 26th.
Guy Benson, Salt Lake City, Utah won second place in the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship, while Brad Tew, Springville, Utah won third place.