GP Presents Santa Cruz Guitar’s 40th Anniversary Concert September 24 at Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA.—Win Tickets!

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The groovy gang of outstanding acoustic creators at the Santa Cruz Guitar Company have been at it for an impressive 40 years, and they’re celebrating with a with a weekend of concerts, workshops, and shop tours. GP Presents is happy to help promote the main event on Saturday night, September 24th, at the Rio Theatre. Performing artists include James Nash (The Waybacks), Scott Law (Phil Lesh & Friends), jazz fingerstylist Eric Skye, Colin Hay (Men at Work), and many more. Santa Cruz guru Richard Hoover—who detailed the company’s unique boutique story for the Frets section cover feature in GP’s August issue—will speak at the Rio Theatre, and we’ll provide copious free copies of the magazine featuring his interview onsite.

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You can also read the Frets interview with Richard Hoover online here, or get it via the hip digital magazine version of Frets here.

The Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Weekend will kick off with a special Love Your Local Artist Night at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Friday, September 23rd. The line-up includes Celtic guitarist Bill Coulter, fingerstylist Steve Palazzo, children’s favorite the Banana Slug String Band, Bean Creek’s Billy Pitrone, and more.

On Saturday, September 24th at 1pm, Richard Hoover will give a workshop at SCGC’s local dealer, Sylvan Music. Attendees will learn how to design a custom guitar to fit his or her specific style and taste. SCGC signature artists will also be in attendance to demo different model and tonewood variations. Folks interested in attending are encouraged to contact Sylvan Music directly to reserve a spot: (831) 427-1917 or

All other information and concert tickets can be found at

If you’re planning to be in the area of Santa Cruz, California, and you dig acoustic guitars, don’t wait another second to secure your spot at the Rio Theatre on September 24!


For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents Santa Cruz Guitar’s 40th Anniversary Concert on September 24th at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, California, click here and put “Santa Cruz” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide own transportation to the Rio Theatre, and have his or her own accommodations in the Santa Cruz area on September 24. Best of luck. Again, that email is


Guitar Player Presents Santa Cruz Guitar’s 40th Anniversary Concert

Saturday, September 24th

Rio Theatre

1205 Soquel Avenue

Santa Cruz, Ca 95062

Event Info: (831) 423-8209

7pm – 10pm

Free Guitar Player magazines, Planet Waves accessories, and a Mesa/Boogie pedal raffle.