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Cigar Box Guitar Festival

13th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival

live music + regional artists and makers
the World’s longest running Cigar Box Guitar Festival

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment celebrates the 13th annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival June 2-3, 2017. This two-day event takes place on the grounds of our facility, and features live music and makers from across the region, all of which celebrates the Cigar Box Guitar folk culture. Both days will be filled with music, engaging demonstrations and hands-on workshops, folk art, regional merchants, food trucks and more!

Venues within Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment include Tangled String Studios and Magic Music Mill (Studio 106).

Tour the entire campus, browse and meet makers and musicians from across the Southeast all while enjoying local eats and live music.

Kid and pet-friendly. Free with a suggested $5 parking donation


In addition to all the Cigar Box Guitar makers and vendors, the two-day festival will feature a juried Art Market showcasing an array of local and regional artists. When the festival first started in 2004, the artist market was integral part of the event. This year, we are bringing it back, and it’s going to be even bigger than before.

Festivalgoers will enjoy shopping artwork from a talented array of artists in a variety of mediums including painting, pottery,
jewelry, fiber and more. From folk to fine, there’s something for every taste and budget.

The Art Market will be open 5pm to 9pm on Friday night and from noon to 7pm on Saturday.

For more information on the Art Market, please email  Amy Mayfield at


Friday Line Up:

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Anti Social Butterflies

7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Travis Bowlin Video

Saturday Line Up:

1:00 PM: Superbad Kontrafusion

2:00 PM: Pat Nickel

3:00 PM: PMB

4:00 PM: Johnny Lowebow Video

5:00 PM: John Nickel

7:00 PM: Hymn for Her Video

8:00 PM: Micro Wave Dave

9:00 PM: Edward  David Anderson Video

On Saturday Rocket City Dreamin’ will offer Build Your Own 1-String Cigar Box Guitar workshops from 12:30 PM-2:00 PM for $30 in Studio 150. Please email to register. Check them out Facebook too. Facebook

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