Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar 2011 competition is open to electric and acoustic
Now in its seventh year, the 2011 event will be held in Music City — yes, Nashville, Tennessee — during the Summer NAMM show on Saturday, July 23, 2011.
Five finalists will perform fronting a red-hot house band in the ballroom of the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, vying for the 2011 Guitar Superstar title in front of celebrity judges, the people who make the gear you love, the city’s
Hey, it’s that kind of music town—anything is possible! Read on for details…
How to Enter:
The annual Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar competition seeks out transcendent guitarists across the United States to showcase their chops, tone, charisma, and compositional skills. To enter, submit a six-minute (or less) video of yourself performing an original instrumental song. Entries are FREE. All video entries will be viewed and rated by the staff of
All five finalists will receive prize bags filled with products from the GPGS 2011 sponsors. The First Runner-Up and Second Runner-Up chosen by the event judges will win even more fabulous gear. The 2011 Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar champ will take home a coveted one-album deal on
The Judges’ Panel:
The host, judges, and prize sponsors for Guitar Player’s Guitar Superstar 2011 have not been confirmed yet, so please check back here often for updates. You can also click to www.GuitarPlayer.com. Previous
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Where & When – Guitar Player’s 2011 Guitar Superstar Competition will be held July 23, 2011 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, during the 2011 Summer NAMM show.
Eligibility – Guitar Player magazine’s 2011 Guitar Superstar competition is open to electric and acoustic
Video Submissions – All entries must be videos of a guitarist performing an original instrumental work no more than six minutes long. No covers. No singing. No 20-minute prog-rock epics. Both solo and full-band performances are permitted. All video submissions become the property of
Submission Deadline – It’s June 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm. The five finalists will be notified on June 29, 2011, and their names will be posted online at www.guitarplayer.com. Sorry, there are too many entries for us to notify every player of their status.
Music & Charts for the House Band – The five finalists selected by the GP staff MUST provide
Goodies – All finalists are provided airfare and two nights lodging in an event hotel. The 2011 Guitar Superstar will win gear packages from various
Event Details – On the day of the concert, each finalist will get a 30-minute soundcheck with the house band at the venue. Finalists will have use of the venue Green Room during rehearsal and competition times. Additional information on equipment and performance requirements will be provided to the finalists by July 11, 2011. Finalists will be judged by a panel of star guitarists (TBD) using a grading system that ranks technique, originality, creativity, and charisma. A second runner-up, a first runner-up, and the 2011