After a successful first year’s event, The Coyote Kings are bringing back the Walla Walla Invitational Guitar Festival in a new two-day format that will include 17 bands in four venues. This year’s showcase will feature many of the Northwest’ finest artists, including the Randy Oxford Band, Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, the Tommy Hogan Band, Alice Stuart & The Formerlys, Snake Oil Blues Elixir, the Pat Coast Trio, Franco & The Stingers and many more. And of course The Coyote Kings featuring Mush.

It will all happen on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th with all four venues within a 3-1/2 block radius of one another. Your admission ticket gets you into all shows. As a CBA co-sponsored event, you can get a $2.00 discount on tickets when using the code “MEMBERS”. Tickets and motel/fest packages can be purchased now through the event’s website at www.wallawallaguitarfestival.com.

Along with the music, each ticket holder will also receive a ticket for a drawing with prizes including 2 guitars, a weekend getaway at a Walla Walla bed & breakfast, clothes, jewelry, food and many bottles of wine from the renowned Walla Walla wineries. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase.

Plus, for those who arrive a day early, there will be jam happening at Sapoli Cellars hosted by Robin Barrett & The Coyote Kings starting at 7:00 pm.

Here is the event schedule for the festival:

Thursday, March 7th:

  • Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings Jam – Sapoli Cellars

Friday, March 8th:

  • At Walla Wall Elks: Wasteland Kings, The Randy Oxford Band, Iguana Hat
  • At Sapoli Cellars: Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes, Billy Stoops & The Rectifiers, The Tommy Hogan Band

Saturday, March 9th:

  • Acoustic Showcase at noon
  • At Vintage Cellars: The Dakota Brown Band
  • At Sapoli Cellars: The Pat Coast Trio

The Large Show from 2:00 – 8:00 pm

  • At Walla Walla Elks: Coyote Kings with Mush, Bakin’ Phat, Alice Stuart & The Formerlys, Snake Oil Blues Elixir

The Guitar Crawl from 8:00 – midnight

  • At Sapoli Cellars: The Randy Oxford Band, Pappa Frita & The Hot Mustard
  • At VFW Post 992: Franco Paletta & The Stingers, The Tommy Hogan Band
  • At Walla Walla Elks: Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, The Winston Barrett Project
  • At Vintage Cellars: Franky Joe Stiffler
  • All Star Jam at Sapoli Cellars from midnight to 1:45 am hosted by Clint Carter & Curtis Johnson