Welcome to the Rochester Guitar Club!

♫ Welcome to The Rochester Guitar Club, an informal group for the appreciation and enjoyment of guitar music, lore and playing. Come on out to a meeting! They are normally held on the third Monday of each month.

♫ During the recent pandemic, meetings were held on Zoom. Beginning, June 21, 2021, we resumed in-person meetings. However, they take place in Wesley Hall in the basement of Asbury Methodist Church at 1050 East Avenue rather than the Red Room which is no longer available. Requirements for participation will follow CDC & NY guidelines (currently vaccination or mask). Zoom participation is expected to resume in August 3021 as an option. See individual calendar entries for sign-on info.

♫ Check our event calendar to verify meeting times and locations and to learn more about guitar music events in and around Rochester as well as other guitar-related information. Some events may be held on Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Check our calendar for details.

Free Guitar Strings for New RGC Members!

Bernunzio Uptown Music offers a one-time, free set of guitar strings to new, first-time RGC members. Join RGC at any meeting and receive a coupon valid for a free set of guitar strings at Bernunzio Uptown Music. Click here for more membership information. This offer is for new members only.

Featured Video: Mark Hanson :: “Water is Wide”

Mark Hanson will be giving a workshop for the Rochester Guitar Club on Zoom on May 17.

Latest Guitar Club News ...

Calendar Highlights!

Sunday, August 15, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Guitar Salon returns to in-person meetings at the Java’s on Gibbs St.

Monday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Rochester Guitar Club Round Robin Meeting in Wesley Hall, Asbury Methodist Church.

Wednesday, Novemver 24, 8 p.m., Blues Rock star Joe Bonamassa at the Auditorium. This is one live show you don’t want to miss!

See individual calendar entries for more details!

In-Person Meetings Resume!

COVID — During the recent pandemic, RGC meetings were held on Zoom. Beginning June 21, we resumed in-person meetings in Wesley Hall in the basement of Asbury Methodist Church at 1050 East Avenue. The Red Room will no longer be available. Vaccinations are required for participation. Those not fully vaccinated are asked to wear masks. Zoom participation will also be available beginning in August. See individual calendar entries for sign-on info.

RGC dues — During 2020 RGC suspended all dues and held all meetings on line, free to all. Now, we are, once again, asking everyone to help out with the expenses and help keep the RGC ball rolling. Please send dues ($20 a year: a bargain!!) to Rochester Guitar Club at Box 93331, Rochester, NY 14692. A portal is available on this site for convenient dues/contributions submission. We’ll mail your membership card; so make sure to include a return address.

♫ Watch this space for updates! See individual calendar entries for sign-on info and other details.

Recent Guitar Events!

February 15, Round Robin Meeting Play List on Zoom.

January 18, A Half Century of Guitar Repair, Play List & Notes on Zoom.

December 21, Holiday Meeting Play List on Zoom.

♫ A description of most RGC’s past events as well as other guitar events of interest can be found on the Articles page going back to 2007.

Other News in the Guitar World!

Pandemic Blues Improv - Sungmin Shin (guitars)

Here is a recording from ECMS Jazz Faculty for your listening:

Warm Welcome (from Serve and Volley) by Bob Sneider (guitar) and Paul Hofmann (piano)[skip ads]

I wanted to take a moment and share this new video with you. I’ve been working hard this summer on getting better with using my home recording studio since most live performances have been cancelled for the time being. This is my first project with some of the new updates I’ve made to my studio. I hope you enjoy it!

Pandemic Blues Improv - Sungmin Shin (guitars)

Guitar on Line!

♫ Here is some information on guitar events currently on line.

Hochstein in the News ...

Did you miss the Celebration event last year on April 5th or WXXI’s amazing radio broadcast “The Hochstein School, 100 years in the making?” No worries! listen in now!

Acoustic Guitar Magazine features RGC member Kinloch Nelson in a half-hour video.

RGC Welcomes Your Input!



♫ RGC welcomes your opinion and ideas for club activities! Share your suggestions or participate in planning with the Core Group by clicking on the Contact Us button on this website.


More About RGC...and Guitar in the Local Media

♫ That’s it for now. Keep your eyes on this website for announcements of RGC events as well as other guitar news! Send any news you may have to us that you think should be included on the calendar.

♫ See you at the next RGC Meeting in Wesley Hall and on Zoom at 7 p.m., Monday, August 16. Further details are in the calendar entry!

♫ Stay well; be happy, keep plucking!

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Sunday, August 8
Guitar Salon Showcase in collaboration with Tidewater Classical Guitar
Facevook Live & Zoom

Sunday, August 15
Rochester Guitar Salon (please note the new meeting time, as opposed to the regular start time at noon)
2:00 - 4:00pm

Sunday, August 15
Tommy Emmanuel live from Tunesmith Studio outside of Nashville with all proceeds benefitting The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia
Live Stream

Monday, August 16
RGC Round Robin Meeting -
Wesley Hall & Zoom
7:00 - 9:00pm

Thursday, August 19
Adam Hawley ~ Los Angeles-based jazz guitarist
The Club at Water Street

For more info check our Calendar.

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