Eiteljorg Museum Opens One-of-a-Kind Guitar Exhibit

LIVE PERFORMANCES, FILM PREMIERE MARK GUITARS! PROGRAMMING

Guitars! is supported by ongoing programming, including films, guitar instruction, a guitar "corral" that offers guests a chance to pluck and strum, live performances and more. Highlights include:

Opening Day featuring a performance by Cowboy Celtic (March 9)
On opening day (and the second Saturday of each month) guests can live out their rock star dreams. Get a rock 'n' roll airbrush tattoo or a guitar-wielding caricature from artist Mike Altman. Plus, listen to local bands and take in a guitar-related flick. Cowboy Celtic's afternoon performance, beginning at 2 p.m., is included in museum admission.

Film Screening: "The Wrecking Crew" (April 13)
Guests are welcome to join us for the Midwestern premiere of The Wrecking Crew at 4 p.m. Denny Tedesco, producer and director of this award-winning film will introduce the story of the nearly-anonymous LA studio musicians who were Phil Spector's "wall of sound" and played on the top hits of the 1960s. Screening is included with general museum admission.

Performance: Riders In The Sky (May 11)
At 7 p.m., see the Grammy Award-winning Western music and comedy troupe who have performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to The Disney Channel. Ticketed event. Call 317-636-9378 to purchase.

Performance: The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (June 1)
Get ready for raucous, Hoosier-grown, three-piece, American country blues! Concert begins at 7 p.m. Ticketed event. Call 317-636-9378 to purchase.

The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum is located in Downtown Indianapolis' White River State Park. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call (317) 636-WEST (9378) or visit http://www.eiteljorg.org.




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