James Burton Festival dates changed

The dates for the upcoming festival will be August 22-24. Keep an eye on the website and Facebook for more information. All news will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

The ‘Guinness Book of World Records attempt is coming up in September! More info will be released closer to the date.

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.