The inaugural Invitational showcases the art of hand-building fine, stringed instruments and celebrates the skill and art of lutherie, such as guitars, violin/fiddles, mandolins, harps, banjos, ukuleles, cellos, and dulcimers. Come celebrate this gathering of some of the most talented luthiers in the Southeast. Enjoy this unique three-day event which includes a concert, exhibits, workshops and more. Jay Lichty of Tryon, NC, is the Host Luthier..
Festivities kick off Friday evening with a free luthier jam at Homeplace Beer Co. Explore exhibits and workshops throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Saturday night, guitar virtuoso Kaki King performs a concert at Parkway Playhouse.