Australian Musician magazine online presents a very special virtual version of the Melbourne Guitar Show on Make Music Day, June 21, this Sunday at 2pm. Some of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar and other fretted instruments will perform in isolation for Make Music Day Australia. The two hour show will be viewable on the Australian Musician Youtube Channel and Facebook page

During the show we are also encouraging you, if you can, to donate to Support Act’s music industry Emergency Appeal, which assists those in the music business doing hard during this period.
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Here’s the running order for today’s virtual Melbourne Guitar Show:
Jeremy Barnes
Lucas Michailidis
Nick Charles
Joshua Batten
The Thin White Ukes
Phil Manning
Dennis Jones (USA)
Anna Scionti
Mike Elrington
Fiona Boyes
Lloyd Spiegel
Chris Bieniek
King Canyon
Geoff Achison & Roger McLachlan
Simon Gardner
Opal Ocean

The Melbourne Guitar Show has a rich history of entertaining punters with live performances, demos and offering a huge array of guitar gear for the last five years at Caulfield Racecourse. While covid-19 has put a stop to this year’s physical presentation, we hope that this isolation version on June 21 as part of Make Music Day will at least bring a smile to your face and encourage you to continue to enjoy the guitar. All going well, we hope to present a full scale Melbourne Guitar Show in March 2021.


In the light of developments and the impact of the coronavirus, the Australian Music Association, organiser of the Melbourne Guitar Show, which was scheduled for August 1 & 2, 2020 has announced the postponement of the August event.

The Guitar Show, which has become a crowd and music industry favourite, is in its 6th year at Caulfield Racecourse. It features displays by over 50 exhibitors, employs over 60 artists and attracts crowds of up to 5000 enthusiasts.

The association has been investigating the possibility of a re-scheduled date later in the year, possibly October, and will continue to do so, but is preparing for the eventuality that this may not be possible.

This decision comes after consulting partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in conversation with over the past week or so as the situation has developed.

The AMA’s Rob Walker said “We are all very sad and disappointed to make this announcement. The Melbourne Guitar Show is a rare opportunity for our industry to showcase both its instruments and gear and all of the fine artists that use them. It provides a boost to musical instrument suppliers and retailers, attracting local and interstate exhibitors, as well as to the live performance sector, so we hope we can look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our industry and our audience safely”.

Keep an eye on the Melbourne Guitar Show website and Facebook page for developments.


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Exhibitors needing any further information should contact the Organiser, Rob Walker at