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Hear inspiring original compositions and arrangements by the next generation of Americana, bluegrass and acoustic musicians in this highly-anticipated annual concert!

As the culminating concert of SMF’s annual week-long Acoustic Music Seminar (AMS), a group of sixteen virtuoso string players, aged 14-22, showcase the fruits of their labor in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Lucas Theatre. This year’s concert features these young players in musical settings with AMS Director Mike Marshall and clinicians Julian Lage, Bryan Sutton and Aoife O’Donovan throughout the evening, one that is guaranteed to be special. The annual Stringband Spectacular always makes the case that American acoustic music is alive and well in our time. Bill Dawers of the Savannah Morning News wrote of last year’s show: “I can unequivocally say that it was one of the highlights of the festival…There’s a fair chance that a few of the students will headline shows at the SMF itself one day, as they honor and extend America’s great musical traditions.”


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