"Classical Guitar Showcase" schedule 2018

These are the dates for the Showcase at Lakeside Street.  Thanks again to Kate and the staff at Lakeside for making us feel welcome!  

Tal Hurwitz in Concert

MCGS hosts international virtuoso Tal Hurwitz at the Gates of Heaven Synagogue on June 17th at 7:30. The very next week, Mr. Hurwitz will be giving a concert and adjudicating at the 2017 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Convention and Competition. We're sure that this program will be impressive and impeccably polished.

Requested donation of $20 with a reduced rate of $10 for MCGS members and students. Donations accepted at the door.



Masterclass with Adam Holzman

Location: 2526 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, USA

MCGS will be sponsoring a FREE masterclass with Mr. Holzman at the Monroe Street Arts Center on Saturday, April 15th from 6-9! This will be free for MCGS members who wish to perform and get feedback from a master, as well as those who just want to come and watch. So finish up those taxes early and make sure to come!

If you've never been to a masterclass before, they are a unique look into the discipline and interpretive artistry behind a virtuoso's process. If you'd like to perform a piece and get some truly world-class tips to help you improve, this is your chance. If you'd just like to attend and soak it all in, you're sure to walk away with new insights and inspiration.

If you're interested in playing a piece for this event, please contact Christopher Allen (crallen1@madisoncollege.edu) to make sure you're on the schedule. We're actively looking for players and students to perform, so please sign up and take advantage of this rare offering of a free session with a master. No reservation required to simply attend and audit. Donations are appreciated, as always, to allow us to continue to offer events like these.

For more information, please visit our public Facebook page and follow this event.

2017 Schedule for Lakeside Street Coffee Guitar Showcase Nights

Please see below for the full 2017 schedule of our Guitar Showcase nights at Lakeside Street Coffee House.  These events are held on select Fridays and typically feature performances from 8-10 members and students.  This free and family-friendly event has steadily grown in popularity and has truly taken on a life of its own.  Thanks to all who have attended and a warm welcome to all of you interested in making your first visit this year!

Lakeside Street Coffee House has food and coffee drinks available from the cafe room, and the "front room" serves wine and an impressive selection of local craft beers.

Holiday Gutiars at Hilldale Mall

MCGS members will be performing at Hilldale Mall on Saturday, December 3rd from 11:30-3:30.  If you have some shopping to get done, this would be a perfect time to pop out and catch a little much needed calm between stores. :)


Thibaut Garcia In Concert

!!!TIME CHANGED TO 7:30!!!

MCGS is very happy to present Thibaut Garcia in concert on Thursday, December 1st at the Gates of Heaven in James Madison Park.  Doors open at 6.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates!

=====TIME CHANGED TO 7:30.=====
Due to some miscommunication with local media outlets, there has been some confusion whether the concert starts at 6:30 or 7:30. After discussing the situation with Thibaut, the decision was made that the safer solution would be to adjust the start time to 7:30 and do our best to get the word out on social media channels. This way, people who show up early can be notified of the change and asked to return, which is preferable to people showing up late and realizing that they missed the performance completely. We sincerely apologize for any confusion or inconvenience. We hope to see you there at 7:30!

MCGS Swap Meet

Location: 1905 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711, USA
Steve Puntillo would like to host a guitar-themed swap meet on Sunday, August 21st from 3-7 at his store: Paragon Video and Stereo - 1905 Monroe St! Bring anything you're interested in trading. Stands, music, microphones, tuners, recording gear, under-appreciated guitars - anything you think that someone else might find useful! Stop by and search for some inspiration for your next project!