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Thursday, August 24, 2023  ·  10:00 AM CDT

Fretboard Summit 2023 - VIP 3-Day All Access

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

The Ultimate Midwest Guitar Event Returns!
AUGUST 24-26, 2023

For three days, Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music will be transformed into an acoustic and electric guitar lover's paradise.

Here's your chance to meet the guitar world's innovators and virtuosos. Curated by the acclaimed Fretboard Journal magazine and the Old Town School of Folk Music, the Fretboard Summit is a gathering unlike any other!

During the day, participants will choose from dozens of music workshops, panel discussions on guitar collecting and construction, and hands-on displays with some of the greatest luthiers alive today. Plus, jam rooms, pop-up exhibitions, rare vintage instruments and other surprises. Folks are encouraged to bring your favorite guitar and be part of this truly unique weekend.

The full VIP experience includes access to everything Fretboard Summit has to offer including VIP-only events, giveaways, gift bags & more. Limited to just 250 attendees.

Holiday discount available until January 1, 2023 at 11:59pm. Regular price $350, beginning January 2, 2023


  • VIP 3-Day All Access - January 3, 2023
  • Single-Day All Access Passes - March 1, 2023
  • Guitar Showcase Only - June 1, 2023
  • Individual Concert Tickets - Summer 2023 (pending availability)