Visit Bozeman, Montana for a weekend of living your best Acoustic Life!
June 13th-15th 2019
Life Changing Ideas. Magical Moments. And a Guitar Community You’ll Fall in Love With.
Two days of living the acoustic life with a group of like-minded guitar geeks.
1. Claim Your Spot
Choose from two acoustic guitar experiences.
2. Attend The Event
Infuse your playing with guitar inspiration!

3. Never Look Back
Enjoy your newly upgraded acoustic guitar life!

Live Q&A Jan 9th at 11am MST
On January 9th at 11am MST we will be holding a live online launch event to announce this year's artists, the workshops, and the changes we've made to make this event the best one ever! We'll start by giving you the full event rundown, then we'll answer your questions live!

Tickets will go on sale at Noon MST on January 9th and will sellout within a day.
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The Workshops
Choose from two exciting hands-on guitar experiences held at two venues that are just .2 miles apart (4 minute walk). On Friday and Saturday, each group will have a morning session, a break, an afternoon session, an open mic with your group, dinner break, then everyone will enjoy evening entertainment at the Rialto. 

Your experience starts on June 13th at 5pm with a Thursday evening welcome ceremony where you'll pick up your event lanyard, meet your fellow TAC members, and enjoy entertainment by Russ Chapman.

*NOTE: Although there are only 60 spots available for each group, non-workshop guest tickets are available with full access to Opening and Closing Ceremonies, open mics, and both nights of evening entertainment. Perfect for non-playing spouses or guests.
EXPERIENCE 1
Play on Stage With Your Band
Venue: The Rialto
WHAT'S INCLUDED 
This schedule is approximate and may change slightly between now and the event.

Thursday Evening
New this year is a Thursday evening welcome ceremony. We'll all meet at the Emerson Ballroom to meet for the first time, pick up your lanyards, cocktails (cash bar), and a kick-off performance by the amazing Russ Chapman.

  •  5:00 Check in and lanyard pick-up
  •  6:00 Official welcome with Tony
  •  6:30 Russ Chapman concert
  •  7:45 Wrap up with Tony

Friday
The day starts at the Emerson for an entertaining songwriting workshop with Russ Chapman. In the afternoon session at the Rialto, Tony will walk you through the basics of playing with others even if you've never tried it, then you'll meet your group and choose a song. End the day with an open mic at the Rialto and evening entertainment with Jody Carroll and Dead Horses.

  •  9:30 Opening Statements w/Tony (Emerson)
  •  10-11:30 Songwriting Clinic w/Russ (Emerson)
  •  11:30-1 Lunch on your own/Explore/Jam/Visit Music Villa
  • 1-3: Jamming 101 / Join Group w/Tony (Rialto main stage)
  •  3-5 Open Mic (Rialto Upstairs)
  •  5-6:30 Break for Dinner on Your Own
  •  6:30 Guitar Geek Cocktail Hour (Rialto)
  •  7:30-10 Jody Carroll, Dead Horses (Rialto)
Saturday
After morning rehearsals you'll join your group on stage to perform with full lights and sound followed by the ALF Closing Ceremony. Enjoy an open mic at the Rialto followed by evening entertainment from world-class performers, Eli West and Doyle Dykes!

Schedule
  • 10:00-11:30 Group Rehearsals w/Tony
  •  11:30-1 Lunch/Explore/Jam
  • 1-2: Group Performances (Rialto main stage)
  •  2-3 Closing Ceremony w/Tony (Rialto)
  •  3-5 Open Mic (Rialto upstairs)
  •  5-6:30 Dinner Break
  •  6:30 Guitar Geek Cocktail Hour (Rialto)
  •  7:30-10 Eli West, Doyle Dykes (Rialto)
EXPERIENCE 2
Write a Song & Explore the Blues
Venue: The Emerson
WHAT'S INCLUDED 
This schedule is approximate and may change slightly between now and the event.

Thursday Evening
The event will be kicked off at the Thursday evening welcome ceremony. We'll all meet at the Emerson Ballroom to meet for the first time, pick up your lanyards, cocktails (cash bar), and a kick-off performance by the amazing Russ Chapman.

  •  5:00 Check in and lanyard pick-up
  •  6:00 Official welcome with Tony
  •  6:30 Russ Chapman concert
  •  7:45 Wrap up with Tony

Friday 
Russ Chapman will lead both groups, step by step through a super fun songwriting process that anyone can learn. In the afternoon session you'll explore blues guitar styles and techniques with Jody Carroll's workshop. Participate in an open mic at the Emerson and end the evening with performances by Jody Carroll and Dead Horses.

Schedule
  •  9:30 Opening Statements w/Tony (Emerson)
  •  10-11:30 Songwriting Clinic w/Russ (Emerson)
  •  11:30-2 Lunch on your own/Explore/Jam/Visit Music Villa
  • 2-3: Blues Styles & Techniques w/Jody Carroll
  •  3-5 Open Mic (Emerson)
  •  5-6:30 Break for Dinner on Your Own
  •  6:30 Guitar Geek Cocktail Hour (Rialto)
  •  7:30-10 Jody Carroll, Dead Horses (Rialto)
Saturday
Your first session features an exciting instrumental arrangement workshop with Eli West. After a lunch break you'll cheer on the Rialto group as they perform on the main stage. Tony will lead the Closing Ceremony at the Rialto before you head back to the Emerson for an open mic session followed by the evening concert with Eli West and Doyle Dykes.

Schedule
  • 10:30-11:30 Create an instrumental w/Eli West (Emerson)
  •  11:30-1 Lunch on your own/Explore/Jam
  • 1-2: Watch Group 1 Performances (Rialto)
  •  2-3 Closing Ceremony w/Tony (Rialto)
  •  3-5 Open Mic (Emerson)
  •  5-6:30 Break for Dinner on Your Own
  •  6:30 Guitar Geek Cocktail Hour (Rialto)
  •  7:30-10 Eli West, Doyle Dykes (Rialto)
The Artists
Friday, June 14
Jody Carroll
Dead Horses
Saturday, June 15
Eli West
Doyle Dykes
Videos From Last Year's Event
See how the Acoustic Life Festival unfolded last year!
VERY LIMITED TICKET AVAILABILITY 
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CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's NOT included in the ticket price?
Transportation, accommodations, and meals are not included.
What hotels are best?
We have room blocks at The Lark (Downtown), Element (Downtown), and Springhill Suites (not downtown). Call the hotel directly and mention the Acoustic Life room block for special rates.
What's the refund policy?
You can get a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event.
Should I bring my guitar?
Yes! But if traveling with your guitar isn't possible, check with Music Villa for a rental. Many attendees have purchased an inexpensive guitar at Music Villa and then donated it to Guitars For Vets.
Directions
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Bozeman Area Information
We recommend you stay in the downtown Bozeman area, but most Bozeman hotels will be within a 10 minute drive, Lyft, or UBER ride from downtown. Camping, AirBNB, or hotels are all great options for your stay. 

Special Acoustic Life Hotel Rates (Call directly and mention Acoustic Life room blocks):

Distance from Rialto
Lark 1 min (472 feet)  - 1.866.464.1000
Element 1 min (.1 miles)  - 1.406.582.4972
Springhill Suites - 7 min (2.2 miles) - 1.406.586.5200

Music Villa is just a few blocks east of the Rialto. Yellowstone National Park is within an hour, and Glacier National Park is 5 hours north. See your welcome packet for a complete listing of Bozeman area activities!

The Bozeman airport (BZN) is just 8 minutes away from downtown Bozeman. For more area information, visit this Bozeman Travel Guide.