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Acoustic Guitar Spectacular

21 Nov 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A hand-picked group of internationally recognised acoustic guitarists from across the globe join forces to weave memorable musical magic.
Winner of the international 2016 Guitar Masters fingerstyle competition – one of the largest and most prestigious guitar competitions in the world – East Frisian guitarist Soenke Meinen embarks on his first Australian tour as part of the 2017 Acoustic Guitar Spectacular. With Bruce Mathiske – arguably the finest all-round guitarist Australia has produced (The Australian) – and Michael Fix – one of Australia’s Top 25 Guitarists of All Time – Meinen will join forces to weave memorable musical magic. Showcasing a diverse range of guitar talent from across the globe, the Acoustic Guitar Spectacular has been touring Australia annually since 2012 to sell out audiences and rave reviews.
Doors open at 6pm with the performance starting at 6.30pm. Admission is a gold coin donation.
Cash bar will be available.
For more information about the performance, please see the Red Chair website link below:
The Acoustic Guitar Spectacular are offering an exciting opportunity for emerging and professional acoustic guitarists to perform with the production in Longreach. Each selected guitarist will also receive a one-on-one mentoring session with either Soenke MeinenBruce Mathiske or Michael Fix. To be eligible, applicants must be residing in the same local government area as the venue for which they are expressing interest.

The local guitarist performance / mentoring opportunity;

  • is open to acoustic guitaristsof any age or level of experience
  • is open to acoustic guitariststhat live in the same local government area as the venue
  • assesses applicants via an EOI process accessed through the Red Chair website (applicants submit information including their name, postcode, contact details, bio, promo image, and music samples/links)
  • offers the successful applicant a one to one mentoring session with an Acoustic GuitarSpectacular star of their choice – Soenke Meinen, Bruce Mathiske or Michael Fix
  • offers the successful applicant the opportunity to perform a 5 – 6min solo performance during the Acoustic GuitarSpectacular (usually the opening act!)
  • offers upcoming and emerging localacoustic guitarists the opportunity to interact with and learn from world class national and international acoustic guitarists/ performers

EOI’s Open: Thursday 5th October 2017

EOIs Close: Friday 27th October 2017

Applicants apply directly to Acoustic Guitar Spectacular through the Red Chair website (https://www.redchair.com.au/what-s-on/event/339-acoustic-guitar-spectacular-2017).

Red Chair is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


21 Nov 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Qantas Founders Museum
07 4658 3737


Qantas Founders Museum
Sir Hudson Fysh Drive, Longreach Airport
Longreach, QLD 4730 Australia
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(07) 4658 3737