Mark Your Calendars for the 8th Annual
Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival!
Aug 27 – Sept 2, 2017
Information: 855-855-5900


Faculty Ben Peeler and slide virtuoso Sonny Landreth with amazing other slide heroes Jerry Douglas, David Lindley and Brent Mason for a week of slide and other amazing styles of guitar performance

Schedule for 2017:

  • August 26—Final Summer Celebration at Flathead Lake Brewery annual Bigfork Scholarship Fund Raiser 6-10pm Music, Food, Beer and so much more

  • August 27—Workshop Registration 2-5pm Master Series Performance 7-10pm –Ticketed Event 

  • August 28—Workshop Classes Start 9am, Master Class each day 2:30pm Steak Fry 5pm, World Video Jam at the Lake led by Leni Stern, Dennis McCumber and friends

  • August 29—Crown Concert Series Nashville Music evening begins gates open 5:30pm, Meadow Stage Music-Americana 5:55pm Main Crown Stage 7pm Jerry Douglas, Brent Mason and friends

  • August 30—Night 2 of Crown Series Contemporary Rock and Blues  evening Meadow Stage Music-Advance Rock 5:55pm Main Crown Stage 7pm David Lindley, Emily Elbert and more

  • August 31—Night 3 of Crown Series Classical, Jazz and more Blues evening Meadow Stage Music-Jazz 360 5:55pm Main Crown Stage 7pm Jason Vieaux & Mike Stern plus surprises

  • September 1—Night 4 of Crown Series featuring The Crown Allstars and so much more Meadow Stage Music-Rock Beyond 5:55pm Main Stage 7pm The Crown Allstars and Family

  • September 2—Night 5 of Crown Series featuring Slide, Rock, World and much more Music Meadow Stage Music-Beginners to Advance 4pm Main Stage 6pm featuring Sonny Landreth, Leni Stern and many guests

  • September 3—Volunteer Party/Dinner 4pm TBD


  • Sonny Landreth and Friends!!! 5 + Hours of Festival setting Music
  • Amazing All-star bands to support
  • Each evening, Special Surprise Guest Artists, Expanded Food Court, special VIP meet/greet for Crown Pass Holders!!!
  • More great events and announcements to come

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.


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.  A diverse line-up presents a mix of emerging and established artists from all genres. Take part in a whole week of fantastic shows at this beautiful setting!

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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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