Aug 3 – The 12th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention – Torrance, CA.

The 12th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention

When: Saturday, August 3, 2019,
12 Noon-Midnight
Where: Alpine Village
833 W Torrance Blvd,
Torrance, CA 90502
Tickets: $40 at the door – ALL AGES!
18 and under with parent FREE
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The Surf Guitar 101 Festival is the biggest all-surf music festival in the US and celebrates its 12th year! This year’s event will feature:

The Boss Martians (Seattle, WA)
Insect Surfers (Los Angeles, CA)
The Surfrajettes (Toronto, Canada)
Evan Foster plays the Instrumental album (Seattle, WA)
The Pyronauts (Nor Cal)
Los Tiki Phantoms (Barcelona, Spain)
Jason Lee And The R.I.P.Tides (San Diego, CA)
Los Freneticos (Cordoba, Argentina)
The Delstroyers (Seattle, WA)
The New Waves (Las Vegas, NV)
Thee Swank Bastards (Las Vegas, NV)
Trabants (Boston, MA)
Dick Dale Tribute

  • And in addition to the music, the 12th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention will feature:
  • A surf music marketplace featuring bands, labels, and collectors selling vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters, t-shirts, books and other memorabilia
  • All-day raffle featuring a Fender American Vintage Thin Skin 1959 Jazzmaster, an Eastwood guitar, Surfy Bear products, Quilter amplification, a Nocturne pedal, a set up by Soest Guitar, Rattlesnake Cables, a gift certificate to Caveman Music, and tons of CDs, t-shirts and other Surf related items from labels such as Hi-Tide, MuSick, Dionysus, Double Crown, Green and Surf Cookie and more!
  • Plenty of excellent food and drink available all day from Alpine Villag

Do you have a love for traditional surf music played on a Fender Jaguar, straight through a 1963 Fender Reverb tank, then blasted through a blonde Fender Showman? So do the members of SurfGuitar101!

The SG101 Convention started in 2008 when the members of agreed there should be an annual meet & greet for members. The convention features bands, gear, and gives the occasional performing enthusiast a chance to show off their skills on stage. Additionally, a plethora of vendors present their music, merch, and gear up for sale.

This event celebrates surf music in all forms, from the instrumental tunes that influenced the forefathers, to the bands that created and developed that unmistakable sound, to the current domestic and foreign bands today, either carrying on the tradition of instrumental surf ‘n’ drag tunes in their pure form or progressively changing the face of the genre. There is something for everyone!

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