Tuscon's US Air Guitar Qualifier on Main Stage at Guitar Festival

The following post is from Mitch Turbenson, promoter of the 2013 US Air Guitar Arizona Qualifier, taking place this Saturday in Tuscon. guest-blog-series


With skills hiding in their hands, people from around Arizona will take the stage to show off their bodacious talents in Tucson’s first-ever US Air Guitar Competition on Saturday, June 15 at Park Place.


These rockers have just one minute to show off an outrageous stage performance and wicked “airness,” and with so many Tucsonians experiencing the madness for the first time, a kick-off event is most definitely in order. Enter now.


The competition takes place during the free-to-attend Park Place Guitar Festival, opening Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. with Guitars and Growlers. The kick-off event features craft beer tasting, live music from musician Johnny Faber and food sampling from Park Place restaurants.


On Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Guitar Festival continues with the US Air Guitar Competition and a showcase of guitars and related themes through nearly 40 performances, exhibitions, instrument displays, workshops and recycled guitar creations.


The US Air Guitar competition will make public what is usually limited to the bathroom mirror and broomstick in a competition, judged by local celebrities and allowing even the most amateur of (air) guitarists to win prizes.


The top two winners will be qualified to move on to the US Air Guitar Western Semifinals in San Francisco in August. First place will receive $300 to help cover travel expenses and second place will also win a prize.


Yes, it’s real, and it’s most excellent -- a competition like none other.


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