Pat Metheny on Alt Guitar Summit:
“It has been exciting to watch the Alt Guitar Summit emerge as one of the most interesting and distinguished forums for our instrument on the planet. The work that Joel has done with this festival to showcase the development of the guitar and the expanded role that it has taken in music is a testament to the almost unlimited sonic dimensions the word “guitar” can invoke in the imagination of musicians and fans alike.”

Alt Guitar Summit 2017 Lineup Announced!

March 10th at Le Poisson Rouge Celebrating Pat Metheny
Featuring Nels Cline, Rez Abbasi, Nir Felder, Joel Harrison String Choir, Mike Moreno, Camila Meza, Liberty Ellman, and Miles Okazaki Quartet. Also will include an interview with Pat Metheny!


March 11th at Studio 151/Nublu 151 Avenue 8-11 pm, Tickets $20

Solo Voices and Communal Raptures: Nels Cline Solo; John Schott Trio; Rafiq Bhatia Collective with Marcus Gilmore and Rahshaan Carter; Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Guitar Orchestra: feat. Miles Okazaki, Nels Cline, Joel Harrison, David Gilmore, Damon Banks, Rez Abbasi, Kenny Wessel, Marco Cappelli and more


Buy a 2-Day Pass for March 10-11 And Save $10

Buy tickets to both the Le Poisson Rouge show March 10th and the Studio 151/Nublu show March 11th and you’ll save $10.


March 15th at National Sawdust: Guitars From Heaven and Hell
Featuring Steven Mackey, Dither Guitar Quartet, Joel Harrison’s Resophonic Guitar Orchestra w/ Elliott Sharp and Brandon Ross; Steven Bernstein Blue Campfire w/ Dave Tronzo,  Steve Cardenas, and special guest guitarist


Two NEW Music Camps!

Alternative Guitar Summit Camp
A 3-day immersive camp with Marc Ribot, Larry Campbell, Steve Cardenas, Miles Okazaki, Joel Harrison, and Oz Noy.


New Acoustic Masters Summit
Life Force Arts presents a 3-Day immersive camp with Chris Eldridge, Darol Anger, Matt Flinner, Tony Trischka, and Cindy Cashdollar.


Board of Advisors: Pat Metheny, Vic Juris, Elliot Sharp, Dave Tronzo, Bill Milkowski, Ben Monder, Nels Cline, Bryce Dessner and Fred Frith.

For more info on Joel Harrison please see www.joelharrison.com

Donate to Life Force Arts, a 501 c-3 non profit public charity founded by Joel Harrison in 2013 with the purpose of advancing greater knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the arts.