Vintage to stage free 2 day May guitar show in Chester

UK guitar brand Vintage is hosting a free weekend guitar event in Chester this May. Taking place at St. Mary’s – A Creative Space over the weekend of May 25th-26th, Vintage Guitars ‘Something for the Weekend’ comprises a free entry ‘guitar exhibition’ and a ticketed evening acoustic guitar concert on the Saturday.

On both Saturday and Sunday from 10am-4pm, Vintage will display a wide range of its acoustic and electric instruments and visitors will also be able to try (and buy) instruments from other brands including to the public at St. Mary’s – A Creative Space, with admission to the exhibition free of charge.

Come along, try and buy, and talk with the Vintage signature and performing concert artists. In addition to Vintage guitars, there will also be an opportunity for show-goers to pick up and play instruments from Fret-King, Danelectro, Bohemian and Santos Martinez.

7pm Saturday evening will see a concert from a selection of Vintage’s endorsing artists: acoustic legend Gordon Giltrap MBE, 12 string guitar historian and aficionado Paul Brett; one of Britain’s most experienced and respected classical guitarists Raymond Burley; solo acoustic player Rory Evans and folk songstress, Carrie Martin.

Speaking of the Saturday evening concert Paul Brett said: ‘Vintage have assembled a top class and very diverse bill for this event. Our audience will join us on a journey through the history of the acoustic and classical guitar – there’ll be plenty of music, both original and reinterpreted, as well as stories and anecdotes. Each performer brings something identifiably unique to the table, so Something for the Weekend ‘An evening concert’ promises to be an entertaining and educational night of wonderful music.’

Tickets for the concert and further information on the weekend are available at