The 2018 Berks Country Fest Guitar-A-Rama is sponsored by the Reading Musical Foundation. Guitar-A-Rama is a combination teaching, learning, and concert experience bringing together guitarists with diverse backgrounds and styles to collaborate and interact with each other and the general public.
The program allows audience members to watch guitar masters perform in an intimate concert setting but also have a learning experience while being able to interact with the musicians one on one.
First Ticketed Show (Matinee) – 1:00pm
Doors open at 12:45pm
1pm to 1:30pm: Guitar sessions begin in the 125-seat theater with local teacher Josh Taylor and his students from the Reading Musical Foundation inner-city Guitars After School class of 2017/2018. Various styles of guitar music are featured, according to what students have been working on.
1:45pm to 2:15pm: Craig Thatcher (Martin Guitar World Traveling Player/Ambassador)
2:30pm to 3:30pm: Jay & Lee World Guitar Trio
3:45 pm to 4:45pm: Alex Fox & Trio
Second Ticketed Show – 6:00PM
6 to 6:30pm: Josh Taylor
6:45 to 7:30pm: Jay & Lee World Guitar Trio
7:45 to 8:45pm: Alex Fox Trio
Happy Hour Jam
Featured performers from Guitar-A-Rama will lead jams on the Sly Fox Stage in the forthcoming restaurant Belly Kitchen and Drinkery at GoggleWorks. Players and pickers are welcome to join in on the action. Admission is FREE and Belly will feature $3 Sly Fox cans.