James Burton International Guitar Festival 2014 celebrates James Burton’s 75th Birthday!

August 21, 22, & 23 in Shreveport, Louisiana
August 22, 23, & 24 in Shreveport, Louisiana

We are looking forward to seeing ALL of you to celebrate this great 3-Day Event! We have lots of great artists lined-up!

“The James Burton Foundation” promotes music in the lives of children all over the world.“

This year we are raising money for the “James Burton Guitar & Car Museum”. All net profit from the Festival will go to build the museum that will give children a free venue to showcase their music on stage for rehearsals and performances when the museum is completed. It will also be a meeting place for Elvis fans when they are in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The August 2014 Festival will consist of “Special Events” for Elvis Fans. Each Elvis fan group will have their own hostess to make sure they do not miss any events and that they have LOTS OF FUN!

We will also be competing for the Guinness Book of World Records with the most guitar players playing the same song “Love Me Tender” at the same time.

Email or call us and reserve your place in this great celebration today!

+1 318 424 5000

12 Responses

  1. Oh I would love to go to this. I will try.

  2. aidone Teo says:

    When the program of these trhee days Event for James B. will be made can you’ll give me the informations.
    Thank You

  3. will james buston b there?

  4. Ken Chinn says:

    P[ease send me information on the event.

  5. STEVE SOKOL says:

    Dear James,
    We will try to be there, for the Love me Tender guitar fest. in August.

    Thank you,
    God bless,

  6. Tammy bailes says:

    When do tickets go on sale and when can I purchase my families.

  7. James Burton says:

    Here’s the official schedule of events (Aug 22-24):

    -Friday, August 22, 2014-
    Cheers to 75 Years! (James’ Birthday Celebration)
    (Red River District – Under the Texas Street Bridge)
    5 pm – Midnight
    Birthday Celebration 8 pm – 9 pm
    Free Admission – Donations Accepted
    (Lineup coming soon)

    -Saturday, August 23, 2014-
    Rockin’ Cars and Guitars
    (Red River District – Under the Texas Street Bridge)
    11 am – 5 pm
    Featuring live music and Classic Cars
    Free Admission – Donations Accepted
    (Lineup coming soon)

    Talent Show
    Elementary, Middle, High School Competition
    3:30pm – 4:30pm
    *Check back for contact information and rules.
    (Red River District – Under the Texas Street Bridge)
    Winners announced 4:30-5:00pm

    Car Show
    Cast your vote for “Best of Show” vehicle.
    Winners announced 4:30-5:00pm
    Cars on display on Commerce St. and then Elvis Presley Ave. before the main concert.

    V.I.P. Reception
    Municipal Auditorium
    705 Elvis Presley Ave.
    For ticket information, call 318-424-5000 or jamesburtonfest@aol.com

    -Saturday, August 23, 2014-
    James Burton & Friends Concert
    7:30 pm (doors open @ 6:30)
    Municipal Auditorium
    705 Elvis Presley Avenue
    (Lineup coming soon)

    Sunday, August 24, 2014
    James Burton Foundation and The Simple Church Present: Guitars for Good
    6 pm – 8 pm
    Municipal Auditorium
    705 Elvis Presley Avenue
    Free – Ticket Required
    Guest Performer – Lincoln Brewster (Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Worship Pastor)
    Special Presentations to Wounded Veterans and Families

    Tickets go on sale June 1st @ All Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and the day of show at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium.

    For more info:
    James Burton Foundation
    714 Elvis Presley Ave.
    Shreveport, La. 71101

  8. Jack McCune says:

    If my Daddy-o is having a birthday I’d have to be pushing up daisies not to make it. Anyone who misses this event will be missing out the event of the year by a legend in rock and roll. Can’t wait to rock with my favorite picker, and all friends in Shreveport.

  9. Hello from England! I hope you can raise over 3500 guitarists for your attempt on the record as Guitars on the Beach at Lyme Regis Uk on Sept 6th are expecting around 5000 to beat our last years record!
    A very Happy Birthday to James from his many fans in England and have a great party.

    Mike Stephenson Bristol UK

  10. Jim Johnson says:

    James and everyone, I always swear that I will be there for our attempt to break the Guinness and then something comes up. I will be there in 2015 regardless. Do we know our song yet?

    Love you James and all the great charitable work you do!

    Jim Johnson

Leave a Reply

Using Gravatars in the comments - get your own and be recognized!

XHTML: These are some of the tags you can use: <a href=""> <b> <blockquote> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>