Guitar Player LIVE! to Rock San Francisco Bay Area Sept. 17-18 2010 - Entry Deadline for Guitar Competition is July 31

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Now in its sixth year, Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar Competition 2010, judged by legendary guitarists, will be the closing concert event of Guitar Player LIVE! – a two-day celebration of guitars, music, and gear presented by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Now in its sixth year, Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar Competition 2010 will be the closing concert event of Guitar Player LIVE! – a two-day celebration of guitars, music, and gear presented by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.

Guitar Player LIVE! takes place September 17-18, 2010 in the San Francisco Bay Area (http://www.guitarplayerlive.com), while Guitar Player Magazine remains the lead media partner and is a key contributor to the festival and marketing efforts behind it.

A call for entries from yet-to-be-discovered guitarists, who will battle it out onstage during the Guitar Superstar Competition, has been broadcast across the Web, and submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2010. Players of any style who are at least 18 years of age and live in the continental U.S. or Canada can enter by posting a short video of themselves performing an original instrumental song (http://guitarplayerlive.fourfour.com/page:competition).

10 finalists will perform onstage in front of a live audience and a panel of world-famous guitar heroes – nine players will be selected by the staff of Guitar Player, while the tenth will be chosen by public vote. Celebrity judges will evaluate each original performance, and rate each contestant on technique, creativity, charisma, and overall vibe. At the end of the night, the 2010 Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar will be crowned, along with two runner-ups. All will receive trophies, while the champion will also be awarded a contract with Guitar Player Records, as well as receive a feature story in Guitar Player Magazine.

New For 2010
In addition to one contestant earning a finalist position by way of public vote, after-parties are also new to the festival. Friday and Saturday night after-parties will take place at the ultra hip Sapphire Lounge in downtown Livermore. Finalists can mingle with their new fans and music lovers can share conversation and cocktails, while possibly getting a glimpse of the celebrities who will be in town for the show.

Last Year’s Guitar Superstar Competition Sold Out Early
A sell-out event last year, the Guitar Superstar Competition takes place Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater, Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California. Tickets, $23-$37, go on sale July 20 to the general public, while Guitar Player Magazine subscribers, fans and followers can enjoy a pre-sale starting June 20. Tickets can be ordered online at http://www.bankheadtheater.org or by calling 925-373-6800.

Guitar Player LIVE! also includes concerts at the Bankhead Theater, exhibits, free clinics, free performances by well-known regional bands, while the Vine Cinema & Alehouse will show cult guitar films.
For group lodging and tourist information within the Tri-Valley region of California, where Livermore and its 50+ wineries reside, please visit the Tri-Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau at http://www.trivalleycvb.com or call (925) 846-8910.

About LVPAC
The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is a not-for-profit, community-based organization that promotes and encourages the presentation and creation of visual and performing arts. Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center operates the 500 seat Bankhead Theater for use by local arts, education and business groups; and is constructing the 2,000 seat Regional Theater that will feature nationally know entertainment groups, enhancing downtown Livermore as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination. In addition, the Center operates the Bothwell Arts Center, an arts incubator that provides classroom, studio and rehearsal space for area artists, students and arts organizations.

About Guitar Player Magazine
The Music Player Network of publications for musicians performing and producing music includes Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard, and EQ magazines and related websites, TV, enews and events. For more information please visit http://www.musicplayer.com. Music Player Network is a division of NewBay Media, LLC.

About Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau is the destination marketing organization for the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and the surrounding region. It markets Tri-Valley, California as a preferred destination for visitors, meetings, and events by promoting CVB member businesses and bringing overnight visitors to the region, to increase awareness of and measurable spending to Tri-Valley, California. For more information, please visit http://www.trivalleycvb.com/.

Media Contact:
Susie Marino
925.846.8910 W
415.613.9138 M
@TriValleyNews

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