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

New merchandise added!

Check out our merchandise section for the latest additions to the Miscellaneous section! All proceeds benefit the Foundation.

James visits Southwood High School

James Burton stopped by Southwood high school to meet with the new class of guitar students. Burton was invited by Kathryne Rettelle- the Supervisor of Music for Caddo Parish Schools. Students took part in listening as Burton taught them a few chords and others even got the opportunity to play with the musical icon.

W-A-Y Academy recipients

The W-A-Y Academy in Detroit received guitars from the James Burton Foundation. They were so proud, they asked us to post this photo online.


Foundation Integral To Revitalization Initiative

Shreveport Common Buildings

Central Fire Station, Strand Theater, Municipal Auditorium, Logan Manson

Shreveport is active with new development and historic renovation projects in downtown’s historic and cultural districts. Civic leaders in this effort are: Arlena Acree (Mayor’s Staff), Pam Atchison (SRAC), Cedric Glover (Mayor), and Liz Swaine (DDA). Mayor Cedric Glover has made the arts central to the revitalization of Shreveport. And, a James Burton Foundation representative attends the planning meetings to stay connected to the process and keep informed of the emerging opportunities.

Part of the larger Shreveport Downtown Cultural District is the Shreveport Common. The Shreveport Regional Arts Council and the City of Shreveport developed the Shreveport Common that covers a nine-block area anchored by former Central Fire Station that is now SRAC Central Artstation. The Shreveport Common area includes: the Strand Theater, the Aseana Gardens, Holy Cross church, the Logan Mansion, the Municipal Auditorium, and the James Burton Foundation building.

Roco Landesman (NEA) describes the Shreveport Common as ‘creative place making at its best.’ Landesman toured the Shreveport Common earlier this year that included a stop at the James Burton Foundation and a discussion with James.

See more at the Shreveport Regional Arts Council.

Update: The James Burton Foundation office and Studios and the James Burton Guitar and Car Museum are in the center of this renovation project.  We are located directly across the street from the famous Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. WATCH US GROW.

Any sponsorship to help us reach our goals would be very much appreciated.

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Future home of  the James Burton Guitar and Car Museum








Home Office and Recording Studios