Clinics are held at the Sterling store's Instruction & Performance Center   view seating chart

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Upcoming clinics/events
Acoustifest XVI-"A Celebration of the Acoustic Guitar"
Acoustifest is an all-day event during which four acoustic guitar clinics are conducted. These clinics are best described as interactive guitar concerts, whereby performers demonstrate techniques, instruct, and answer questions in an intimate setting. Attendees are afforded the opportunity to ask questions, gain exposure to the latest instruments and accessories, and practice new techniques. The clinics are designed for all ages and abilities -- that is, attendees need not be accomplished players. Instead, a desire to learn and have a good time are the basic requirements.

Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Time: Doors open at 9AM. First clinic starts at 10:15AM.
Location: Melodee Music
46077 Lake Center Plaza
Potomac Falls, VA 20165

Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10AM.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Saturday, February 21st -- ONLY $40.00
February 22 to March 21 - $45.00
Day of event - $50.00

For ticket reservations call 703-450-4667. If you are ordering tickets by phone, you can log onto our website ( and view the auditorium seating chart online. Then, when you call to make your reservation, we can tell you which seats are available. Due to the high volume of ticket sales on Saturday, February 21st, the phone lines may be very busy. We appreciate your patience.


9:00AM - Doors open
10:15AM - 11:45AM Ben Woods (sponsored by Cordoba Guitars)
12:00PM - 12:45PM Main Floor Mini Clinic/Performance by Corey Congilio
1:00PM - 2:30PM Ed Gerhard (sponsored by Breedlove Guitars)
2:30PM - 3:15PM Main Floor Mini Clinic/Performance by Ben Woods
3:15PM - 4:45PM Corey Congilio (sponsored by Martin Guitars)
4:45PM - 5:15PM Break
5:15PM - 6:45PM Gary Hoey (sponsored by Taylor Guitars)

Melodee Music reserves the right to substitute performers or change performance times. Seating is limited and, in past years, tickets have sold out quickly. Clinic times are approximate and there are no partial ticket sales. No video or audio taping is allowed.

Ben Woods - Ben is best known for blending flamenco and heavy metal, creating an unusual combination that he refers to as "Heavy Mellow". Ben adeptly transforms hard rock and heavy metal into classical treasures. An Acoustifest alumni, Ben's clinic promises to be interesting and exciting. We are delighted to have him back.

Ed Gerhard - Grammy award winner Ed Gerhard has captivated audiences for years with musical inspirations ranging from Andres Segovia to Mississippi John Hurt. Known for his gorgeous tone and compositional depth, Gerhard can move a listener with a single note. A distinguishing feature of Ed's music is his inventive use of open tuning, which allows a variety of color from one composition to the next.

Corey Congilio - Corey is a New Jersey native who now calls Nashville home. He is one of the most in-demand artists in the Nashville area and is also highly sought after as a guitar instructor and producer. Corey is known best for always digging in to a musical style to find the roots of the music.

Gary Hoey - Gary is a world renowned rock/surf guitarist. Gary has recorded 16 albums, has 5 top 20 Billboard hits, and has sold over one million albums. He has toured and performed with Brian May (Queen), Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Bros, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, and Peter Frampton.

The entertainment and instruction not only take place during the clinics themselves but in between clinics, as well. Specifically, in between clinics, we will have "Main Floor Clinics" which include mini performances by Corey Congilio and Ben Woods. Also, in between clinics, representatives from Taylor, Martin, Cordoba and Breedlove will be on-site displaying their latest products and attendees are encouraged to check out the latest gear, practice new techniques, and talk to the clinicians.

Hope to see you at Acoustifest XVI.
03-22-2015 9:00AM