Ellnora Guitar Fest: Luther, R. Randolph, Vieux, Lanois


Luther Dickinson
On September 8-10, 2011, a prestigious assortment of the globe’s greatest musicians will gather for Ellnora: The Guitar Festival, situated in the vibrant micro-urban setting of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The biennial event provides an unparalleled mixed-genre experience that features performances from many of today's most distinguished music-makers in a diverse array already being emulated by other festivals.

The internationally recognized event, which in recent years has emerged as a favorite destination for musicians and true guitar fans from around the world, will feature more than 30 performers drawing from guitar traditions rooted in the US, England, Canada, China, Spain, and Mali.

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, incorporates seven distinctive performance spaces uniquely suited to showcase the event's impressive array of talent. This year's festival incorporates nine individually ticketed events, along with twelve free shows and more events being planned.

Luther Dickinson
Bill Frisell
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Lee Ranaldo
Richard Thompson
Vieux Farka Touré
Daniel Lanois' Black Dub
Russ Barenberg Trio
Beijing Guitar Duo
Adrian Belew
Chris Thile
Marc Ribot
Rory Block
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Cindy Cashdollar
Michael Daves
Sharon Isbin
Kevin Breit's Folkalarm
Taj Mahal
My Brightest Diamond
Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
The Sheryl Bailey 3
Marija Temo
The Tony Rice Unit
Dan Zanes


[Published on: 6/15/11]

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