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GUITAR SUMMIT 2022 Line-Up is Complete!

From September 9 – 11, 2022, the doors of the Rosengarten in Mannheim will finally open again and the international guitar community will come together to celebrate their favorite instruments!

A whole weekend dedicated to electric guitars, acoustic guitars, basses, effect pedals and amps, as well as inspiring workshops, exclusive masterclasses and of course a lot of live music.

There are only a few days left until GUITAR SUMMIT 2022 will celebrate its big comeback – live and face-to-face!

More than 500 international exhibitors and brands have confirmed their attendance and will present their products on the four floors of the Rosengarten – not only to have a look at but also to touch and try out!

In over 100 workshops on 7 stages, there are practice-oriented tips and tricks around the topics guitar, bass & more and in the exclusive masterclasses with well-known teachers you can dive even deeper into the subject.

At the ”Friday & Saturday Night in Concert” shows, world-class musicians guarantee total guitar ecstasy with furious jams and thrilling concerts.

But also the youngsters have been thought of, because on Sunday kids can dance to the dino-heavy rockers Heavysaurus, try out several music instruments or go on a big dinosaur expedition at the Dino Rally and win attractive prizes!

DIY area, yoga sessions for musicians, acoustic guitar and ukulele circles, a flea market, various food trucks, attractive competitions and much more will complete the program of the Guitar Summit 2022.

But most of all, you can finally look forward to personal face-to-face meetings and exciting geartalk in a relaxed atmosphere again!


We are very happy that more than 500 exhibitors and brands from all over the world have confirmed their attendance and will provide a complete market overview with a huge variety of products on the four floors of the Rosengarten. You will find everything that makes the hearts of guitar and bass fans beat faster – from extraordinary creations of fine custom builders to innovative sound tools of small manufacturers to classics and novelties of legendary brands. Everything to look at, touch and try out!

In order to avoid hearing loss and to create a more relaxed atmosphere, we have designed the exhibition as a “silent show”. This means that testing and demonstrating the musical instruments on display is only permitted via headphones. If you do want to get your pants legs flapping, you can turn the amps up to 11 in the acoustically separated test area of Amp World with competent advice.


The full timetable is now online! The program is packed with over 100 workshops on 7 stages! Many well-known artists & speakers will give almost 5000 minutes of practical tips on playing techniques across all musical styles, useful tips on songwriting, recording, instrument making and technique, as well as exciting insights into the music business. Here’s a quick overview:

Bluesers can look forward to workshops by Henrik Freischlader, Chris Buck, Thomas Blug and many others, while for rockers, Pete Thorn, El Amir, Marcus Deml and Nick Johnston, to name just a few, will be performing. 

Jazz/fusion lovers will get their kicks with Michael Sagmeister or Tom Quayle, among others, and for the metalheads Jeff Loomis, Gus G. or Henrik Danhage will enter the arena.

Fans of lower frequencies will get their groove boost from Henrik Linder, Kinga Glyck or Guy Bernfeld, just to name a few, and for acoustic fans the workshops by Mike Dawes, Jon Gomm or Sophie Chassée are definitely a treat.


In addition to the various free workshops, the masterclasses offer a particularly deep dive into the subject matter. In small groups and private atmosphere, guitar related topics of various specialties are treated intensively – and by well-known musicians! A great opportunity to learn from the best!

Jeff Loomis, Martin Miller, Tom Quayle, Henrik Linder, Michael Sagmeister, Gus G., Thomas Blug, Mike Dawes, Marcus Deml, Jon Gomm, Sarah Longfield, Pete Thorn and Udo Pipper.

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Music is as diverse as the people who create it. In fact, however, this diversity is rarely represented in festival lineups or key positions in the music business. Women have also been under-represented at Guitar Summit in recent years. In the future, we would therefore like to offer more women not only a platform, but this year also a forum in which mechanisms and structural problems can be identified and constructive approaches discussed as to how the male-dominated industry can be made more diverse. The event will start with a keynote speech by Angela Kahl entitled “Women in the music business – facts and figures“.

The panel GENDER GAP IN MUSIC BUSINESS is presented by I’M SOUND in cooperation with MUSIC WOMEN* BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG.


  • Angela Kahl (MUSIC WOMAN)
  • Chrissie Hoss (Head of Sales Guitar Summit)
  • Anna Thienes (Jazz Gitarristin) 
  • Salomé Gregersen (Production Manager/ Guitar Builder at SANDBERG GUITARS) 

Presentation: Janina Klabes (I’M SOUND)


At the “Friday & Saturday Night in Concert” shows, a number of artists who were performing on the workshop and masterclass stages during the day will come together again in the Mozartsaal for another great performance. This year, the focus on both concert evenings will be equally on acoustic and electric guitar and bass. So you can look forward to acoustic acts as well as blues, rock, jazz and metal artists. And who knows what exciting constellations of artists will emerge? Only one thing is clear: this will be unforgettable!



Friday night will start off with an acoustic performance by the winner of the Warsaw Fingerstyle Festival 2020 Daniel Peszko, whose arrangements are inspired by classical music, pop, rock and soul. 

Next up is Janek Pentz. The young fingerstylist’s music is influenced by both hard rock music and soft classical music.

Inspired by Tommy Emanuel and Andy McKee, Casper Esmann draws an impressive harmonic variety and expressiveness on his 6-string.

Where others need a full band, fingerstylist Mike Dawes only needs his acoustic guitar, with which he can replace pretty much any instrument.

After that, the amps will be turned on and you will see how Chris Buck, refines the bluesy-soulful Alternative Rock of his band Cardinal Black with breathtaking licks and solos.

Take a little acoustic break for fingerstyle master Jon Gomm and fusion legato champion Tom Quayle as they fuse Acoustic Fingerstyle and Jazz.

Following this very unique crossover, the Martin Miller Session Bandperforms rock and pop classics of the last 30 years at the highest musical level. Besides the regular line-up with

Martin Miller (guitar & vocals), Marius Leicht (keyboards), Benni Jud (bass & vocals), Felix Lehrmann (drums), Nico Schliemann (guitar) and Michal Skulski (saxophone) you can look forward to other illustrious guest musicians!


Saturday starts again with acoustic sounds: Multi-instrumentalist Micha? Obrebski, winner of the Warsaw Fingerstyle Festival 2021, surprises with asymmetrical rhythms and unexpected harmonies.

Award-winning classical and fingerstyle guitarist Billy Watman takes you on a rousing, genre-bending journey through music history during his live performance.

Sophie Chassée shines with virtuosic filigree Modern Fingerstyle à la Andy McKee or Ben Howard and her unique, gentle voice.

When Jon Gomm works his acoustic guitar with all possible and impossible playing techniques and sings his songs with closed eyes, a very unique sound world emerges.

Afterward, Henrik Freischlader will give you a lesson in blues rock, once again setting the venue on fire with his band!

Finally, the Guitar Summit All-Star Band, headed by Thomas Blug, will once again set off a blaze of rock fireworks! While the guitar section is made up of greats such as Jeff Loomis, Pete Thorn, Henrik Freischlader, Nick Johnston, Sarah Longfield, Chris Buck, Kfir Ochaion, Henrik Danhageand Marcus Deml, the exceptional bass artists Kinga GlykHenrik Linder, Julia Hofer provide an impressive bass fundament with funky-jazzy grooves and rocking bass lines. Goosebumps guaranteed! And there are also some magical moments dedicated to the legendary Randy Rhoads. Don’t miss this show!


At the Family Special on Sunday, the Mozartsaal in the Rosengarten will be opened especially for families with children. Here, the youngsters can start a musical voyage with a diverse concert and hands-on program.

To warm up, kids can turn into rock stars at the children’s face-painting session and then get to know and try out many musical instruments at the instrument carousel under competent and age-appropriate guidance,

The Dino Rally takes them on a great dinosaur expedition. The dinos from Heavysaurus will be hiding at the various exhibitor booths in the Rosengarten and must be found. Those who find all five dinos can take part in the raffle and win attractive prizes provided by Baton Rouge Guitars, Soundbellows and Boomwhackers, Yamaha Music School, Voggenreiter Verlag and Ortega Guitars.

Speaking of dinos: The absolute highlight will be the spectacular stage show by the children’s heavy metal band Heavysaurus. With their thrilling party mix of rock, metal and kid-friendly lyrics, Heavysaurus have become an absolute cult in children’s rooms around the world and are also a lot of fun for parents and grandparents



Bass legend Jonas Hellborg and experienced yoga teacher Pressiana will offer a free yoga session especially for musicians on Sunday morning. If you would like to join in, please send an email with the subject “Yoga” to


Hungry? No problem, because on the forecourt of the Rosengarten various food trucks will be ready to provide you with culinary delights and drinks! What more could you want? On Saturday morning, September 10, the Guitar Summit flea market will take place from 8:00 a.m. on the forecourt of the Rosengarten. Here you can browse extensively in the offer of the private sales booths.


Friday 09.09.22:       
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., then Friday Night in Concert

Saturday 09/10/22: 
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., then Saturday Night in Concert

Sunday 09/11/22:   
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Ticket presale:
3-day ticket: € 39
1-day ticket: € 29 (Sunday € 19)
1-day KIDS ticket for children under 14: € 15.

Advance ticket sales, further information, and current updates on and Facebook.

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