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Old 01-08-2024, 07:41 PM
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We are holding B.I.G. a little later this year. We are hoping the weather will be a little cooler, which it usually is at the end of Sept. and getting away from Labor Day weekend will make flights and hotels cheaper and the area less crowded.

September 27th thru 29th.

More details will follow as I confirm all the loose ends which I am doing as we speak.
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The date .. is penciled in !
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We are holding B.I.G. a little later this year. We are hoping the weather will be a little cooler, which it usually is at the end of Sept. and getting away from Labor Day weekend will make flights and hotels cheaper and the area less crowded.

September 27th thru 29th.

More details will follow as I confirm all the loose ends which I am doing as we speak.
As a newbie, what is B.I.G.?
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Old 01-13-2024, 09:13 AM
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As a newbie, what is B.I.G.?
B.I.G. stands for Bowersox International Guitarapooloza. The best way to describe is a boutique guitar show I would say or maybe a 3 day house party with food, drinks, guitars, workshops, and concerts, but that is a little long winded haha.

We have between 10 and 15 luthiers with their handbuilt guitars to get to know them, their guitars, and a bunch of new friends. We limit attendance to about 70 people. We have a food truck one day, a catered BBQ the next, and new this year, a catered brunch on Sunday.

I think it is the best show out there for getting to know and talk to the luthiers and performers as much as you would like, try out their stuff, A/B between different builders etc. It is a very homey atmosphere. We have folks fly in from all over the country and world. Lonzo who posted above you is from Bavaria for example.

It is held just north of San Antonio in one of the best spots in Texas for activities.

More details will be posted later as I confirm concert artists and luthiers.

Thanks for asking.
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B.I.G. stands for Bowersox International Guitarapooloza. The best way to describe is a boutique guitar show I would say or maybe a 3 day house party with food, drinks, guitars, workshops, and concerts, but that is a little long winded haha.

We have between 10 and 15 luthiers with their handbuilt guitars to get to know them, their guitars, and a bunch of new friends. We limit attendance to about 70 people. We have a food truck one day, a catered BBQ the next, and new this year, a catered brunch on Sunday.

I think it is the best show out there for getting to know and talk to the luthiers and performers as much as you would like, try out their stuff, A/B between different builders etc. It is a very homey atmosphere. We have folks fly in from all over the country and world. Lonzo who posted above you is from Bavaria for example.

It is held just north of San Antonio in one of the best spots in Texas for activities.

More details will be posted later as I confirm concert artists and luthiers.

Thanks for asking.
And, there should be 4 (IV) threads here on AGF covering the previous 4 events so if you search, you will find tons of info plus photos and videos of the events.
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Planning on being there. Moving it out of the summer vacation schedule and holiday weekend makes things much easier for me. I suppose the weather might be better for the northerners. I didn't mind the Texas heat.

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If you like fingerstyle guitar and fingerstyle guitarists, it's great. Perfect size and tight knit community.
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Old 01-31-2024, 07:43 PM
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Planning on being there. Moving it out of the summer vacation schedule and holiday weekend makes things much easier for me. I suppose the weather might be better for the northerners. I didn't mind the Texas heat.



If you like fingerstyle guitar and fingerstyle guitarists, it's great. Perfect size and tight knit community.
Might have a little surprise for you when it comes to the entertainment this year! Stay tuned.
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2024 luthier list:

Ben Wilborn
Steve Kinnaird
Gage Halland
Edwinson
Judson Riviere
Paul Woolson
Wayne Johnson (Irvin Guitars)
Joel Teel (Two Hands)
John Kinnaird
Michel Aboudib
Tony Vines
Fred Tellier
Patrick Morrissey

Gerry Humphrey amplifiers
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Iím in, BIG IV was a blast! Thanks Tom.
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Frog and Toad aka Brad Jones and Ben Wilborn (concert and demos)
J.P. Cormier (demos, concert, and workshop)
Tim Farrell. (workshop and demos)
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Time flies! Belated congrats on the launch of V!! You and Kathy continue to outdo yourselves!
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