August 28 to September 4, 2016 Bigfork, Montana
Information: 855-855-5900

The 7th Annual Crown Guitar Workshop
From August 28 – September 4, 2016
In Bigfork, Montana at the Flathead Lake Lodge
Was a Huge Success! Thanks to everyone involved!

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101 Guitars Beatles Medley performed, filmed, and edited at the Crown Guitar Fest 2016. Let’s spread it around the world! Click here to check out the Crown You Tube Channel.

Click here or on poster to purchase concert tickets.2016 Crown Guitar Concerts


Crown is proud to announce that Jim Messina and his Band will be in residence this summer! He will also be teaching a very special intensive Workshop class on Monday Aug 29th, limited to the first 12 participants to register for the Singer/Songwriter Workshop (18 years of age on up only!).

All of the 2016 Artists-in-Residence assist with the Workshop classes as guest speakers and performers. Register Today to secure your place in class with the likes of Dweezil Zappa, Jon Herington, Liz Longley, Chris Eldridge, Julian Lage and more!


The splendor of Montana, the hospitality of a family-owned dude ranch, and the emergence of world-class guitarists and musicians make the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Create lasting memories as you see and hear music legends perform in the small meadow venue at Flathead Lake Lodge.  The diverse 2016 line-up presents a mix of emerging and established artists from all genres. Reserve a Crown Pass to take part in a whole week of fantastic shows that just might change your life!

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The D’Addario Foundation provided a once-in-a-lifetime scholarship opportunity to Rock to the Future student and Philly resident, Lily McAndrew. Follow Lily’s journey to the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival in Big Fork, Montana where she performed with Dweezil Zappa.

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“We have built the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival into a
one-of-a-kind, leading international guitar event.”

– David Feffer, COC Guitar Foundation Chairman and Founding Director

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The Crown Guitar Fest and related educational events throughout the year attract world- class artists, superlative teachers, eager students and enthusiastic audiences who appreciate the music of the guitar and the magical splendor of Montana.

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Donors and Sponsors make a huge impact in our local community with their support of the COC Guitar Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to celebrating all genres of guitar and preserving the wonders of Northwestern Montana.

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Crown Guitar Workshop & Festival in Bigfork, MontanaSeven spectacular days and nights at Bigfork, Montana’s 4 star Flathead Lake Lodge.

The magic of the guitar and the stunning vistas of Northwest Montana combine to make the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival the most unique and highly praised event of it’s kind.

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  • Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 2882
    Bigfork, MT 59911
  • Physical Address:
    104 Crestview Dr Suite #105
    Bigfork, MT 59911
  • Phone: 855-855-5900
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