The public is invited to the “Drawing for Competition Playing Order” for the St. Joseph International Guitar Festival & Competition, Thursday, May 14, 9:00 AM at Missouri Western State University, Lea Spratt MC Building Lobby.
A “Competition Drawing” is a ceremony when the international competitors receive their playing order for the first round of a musical competition.
The event also gives the public a chance to meet the international players and judges who will be involved in the competition.
Following the first round performances (which are not open to the public), the Final Competition Round will be held Sunday, May 17, 3:00 PM and is open to the public. It will be held at the “DUC,” Downtown University Campus at 515 N. 6th (the former Scottish Rite) in Downtown St. Joseph. Entrance is $5 / $10 general public and seating is limited.
In the final round, the audience (18 and older) will have a chance to hear the top three competitors in a concert setting and vote for placement and the division of over $7,000 prize money and gifts.
The Final Round will be followed by the award ceremony, with the post-concert jam session and closing party held at the St. Joseph Terrible’s Casino beginning at 7:00 PM, hosted by the Jason Riley Trio.
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