Orange Alert

Second Annual Syracuse Air Guitar Competition April 14

Syracuse University brings international rock phenomenon to Central New York

March 28, 2012, by Judy Holmes

image of Air Guitar Nation poster
image of Air Guitar Nation poster

Central New York Air Guitarists get ready to rock for the Second Annual Syracuse Air Guitar Competition, April 14 at the Red House, 201 South West St., Syracuse. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., competition begins at 8 p.m. The competition is free and open to the public.

All air guitarists in the Greater Central New York area are welcome to strut their stuff—real guitars not permitted—before a panel of CNY celebrity judges. The winner will gain CNY fame and admiration and a spot at the U.S. Air Guitar Regional Competition in June, plus funds to support the trip.

Competitors are encouraged to pre-register by emailing Sydney Hutchinson, assistant professor of ethnomusicology in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Competitors must bring to the competition their one-minute songs on a CD. Competition rules are located on the U.S. Air Guitar website.  Further information about the Syracuse competition can be found on the Syracuse Air Guitar blog

The Syracuse Air Guitar competition is produced in association with U.S. Air Guitar and presented by the Department of Art and Music Histories in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Chancellor, and SU’s Arts Adventure Learning Community. Prizes are provided by The Sound Garden, 310 W. Jefferson St., and Wings Over Syracuse. 

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Judy Holmes