Cigar Box Guitar Events

Join us for these upcoming FREE events to celebrate our current exhibition Cigar Box Guitars: 21st Century on loan from the National Blues Museum.

Hardin Center and Gadsden Public Library Partnership Cigar Box Guitar Series

When:  See schedule below.

Where:  Hardin Center for Cultural Arts, 501 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35901

The Gadsden Public Library is partnering with the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts to bring programming to celebrate the CCA exhibit Cigar Box Guitars:  21st Century!  On loan from the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, MO, Cigar Box Guitars:  21st Century features 50 functional homemade guitars!  Programs take place in May & June and they are all free and open to the public.  See schedule below:

Cigar Box Guitars

Thursday, May 11, 5:30-6:30PM
Local musician and cigar box guitar enthusiast Jacob Blackwood will demonstrate his process for creating one of these distinctly unique American instruments.

One-Stringed Guitars

Thursday, May 25, 5:30-6:30PM
Join us again as Jacob Blackwood demonstrates how to create a one stringed guitar!  This presentation will be followed by an informal music session led by Glen Williams!  Musicians welcome!  

Kid’s Found Object Guitar Tutorial (ages 8-13)

Wednesday, June 21, 11AM-12:30PM
Learn how to make a guitar from found objects!  Supplies will be provided.  Seats limited to 20. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please pre-register online here.

Separate from the GPL partnership series above, a special reunion event of the artists who created the cigar box guitars on exhibition is scheduled for Saturday, June 3:


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