Shreveport, LA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
The newly renovated Shreveport Municipal Auditorium will be rocking to the rafters as some of the country’s best guitarists pay tribute to Shreveport, Louisiana native and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, James Burton, during the James Burton International Guitar Festival scheduled for August 22-24, 2014. The event, which will feature live performances from some of the music industry’s best, will also celebrate Burton’s 75th birthday and 62nd year in the music industry. Burton is known among guitar fans as "Master of the Telecaster" for his unique guitar playing style, which can be heard on the recordings of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ricky Nelson and countless others.
The centerpiece for the festival will be the James Burton & Friends Concert, Saturday, August 23, 7:30 p.m. at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. The lineup will be announced soon at http://www.jamesburtonfest.com. Tickets are $32, $42, and $102 and are available at the CenturyLink Center box office in Bossier City, all Ticketmaster locations, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at 800-745-3000. If still available, tickets can be purchased at the Municipal Auditorium on the day of the show. Tickets to a VIP reception where concertgoers can mingle with the stars are also available. Call 318-424-5000 for more information.
Rounding out the weekend will be several free events: Cheers to 75 years – Burton’s Birthday Celebration; Rock N Roll Guitars & Cars – A Classic Car Show; and the Guitar Showdown – A Guitar Competition for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Closing the festival will be the Guitars for Good concert, sponsored by the James Burton Foundation and The Simple Church and headlining Christian recording artist Lincoln Brewster. The concert is free, but a ticket is required.
Monies raised from this weekend event will be used to fund the James Burton Foundation. This non-profit organization provides guitars and instructions to school children locally and throughout the nation. Recognizing that music can be therapeutic, there is a special emphasis this year on providing guitars and instruction, if needed, to wounded warriors and their children.
For more information regarding the James Burton International Guitar Festival, call 318-424-5000 or http://www.jamesburtonfest.com.