Schedule and Setup
There will be a meet and greet for luthiers and one guest (each) which will be in our demo room (you will get more information on that later. Thursday night it will be set up for drinks and appetizers. Wood will also be available for you to purchase before the festival begins. The time is from 7:00PM - 10:00PM. You will be issued two tickets for the 'Meet and Greet'.
This is NOT dinner, just appetizers. If you have more then 2 people, you can buy extra tickets at our cost of $25.00 when you get your initial packets.
Set-up will be from 8:00PM - Noon. For those who send guitars to the Hilton (I will send you labels in May), your guitars will be brought out to your table and the empty boxes will be brought back to the locked guitar room.
Festival will be open noon-6:00PM Buses will leave at 7:00PM to B.B.King's (for those going)
Festival will be open 10:30AM-6:00PM Buses will leave at 6:45PM to Graceland (for those going)
Festival will be open 10:30AM-4:00PM. Tear down will be from 4:00PM-8:00PM, for those not driving, your empty boxes will be brought back to you for packing and attaching the appropriate label. The boxes will then be taken back to the locked guitar room and placed for either Fed-Ex or UPS pick-up
Guitars will be picked up by FedEx and UPS and shipped back to your shop per your instructions. We are currently working on getting discounts for all shipping.
The guitar room will be locked at all times (only I will have the key) and the Exhibition Hall will be locked from 6:15PM until 10:30AM nightly with a security guard Friday-Sunday evenings.