Guitar Con Massachusetts set for this weekend

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The 2011 Guitar Convention Massachusetts, better known as GuitarCon MA, will take place this weekend in Fitchburg. The two-day convention will take place at the Central Massachusetts Expo Center (150 Royal Plaza Drive) and feature hundreds of retailers, manufacturers and industry experts, along with a full schedule of performances and clinics/workshops. Admission is $15 per day or $25 for a weekend pass. College students can purchase $10 discounted tickets with a proper college ID.

Performances and clinics will take place each day, from 10 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. through 6:45 p.m. on Sunday. Veteran bassist TM Stevens highlights the list of performers, which also features several local favorites including The Rationales and The Brooks Young Band. Highlighting the list of clinics is Eric Clapton’s longtime guitar tech Lee Dickson. A full schedule for both lineups is available below.

German rockers Rammstein, who had previously been announced as one of GuitarCon’s special guests, will not be appearing at the event.

For more information on the event, please visit their official website.

2011 Guitar Convention Massachusetts

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday
10:00 – 10:45: The Space Invaders
11:00 – 11:45: The Brooks Young Band
12:00 – 12:45: The Rationales
1:00 – 1:45: Dour Ratner
2:00 – 2:45: Con Fullam
3:00 – 3:45: Michael Lawlor
4:00 – 4:45: Scott Bradoka
5:00 – 5:45: Frank DiBussolo
6:00 – 8:00: TM Stevens

Sunday
10:00 – 10:45: Hooper and Beckwith
11:00 – 11:45: Andrea Paquin
12:30 – 1:30: Gravitas
1:45 – 2:45: Ashlands Attic
3:00 – 3:45: Max Sullivan
4:00 – 4:45: Lachi
5:00 – 5:45: Frank Viele
6:00 – 6:45: Tony Savarino

Clinic / Workshop Schedule

Saturday
10:00 – 10:45: Frank DiBussolo
11:00 – 11:45: Karan Andrea
12:00 – 1:30: Lee Dickson
2:00 – 2:45: Angel Vivaldi
3:00 – 3:45: Frank Finocchio
4:00 – 4:45: Con Fullam
5:00 – 5:45: Michael Lawlor
6:00 – 6:45: Tom Martini

Sunday
10:00 – 10:45: Gigfx workshop
11:00 – 11:45: Dave Curry
12:00 – 12:45: Eric Clemenzi
1:00 – 1:45: Andrea Paquin
2:00 – 2:45: Anthony Wellington
3:00 – 3:45: Rob Carlton
4:00 – 4:45: Gigfx workshop
5:00 – 5:45: Chad Mcloughlin
6:00 – 6:45: Joe Santerre

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