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Walla Walla Guitar Festival

4 days, 45 acts, in 14 venues, in Downtown Walla Walla!

The 13th annual Walla Walla Guitar Festival is coming up this March. Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10, 2024 is bound to be a rockin’ time. There’s nothing that can replicate the feeling of a live performance; the energy of the performers and the crowd, the details of the venue, the light, the sound, and of course… the music! 

What better way to get out and experience it for yourself than at a music festival taking place in multiple venues, featuring not just local but regional and national acts, all happening in the heart of Walla Walla!

Rick Estrin and The Nightcats (image from

The Walla Walla Guitar festival will include energetic performers sure to having you BANGIN’ YOUR HEAD. This year’s line up includes 2018 Blues Music Award winner, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, as well as other guitar stars such as Chicago Farmer and the Fieldnotes, The Laurie Morvan Band, Taildraggers Reunion, Joel Astley, The Stacy Jones Band, Coyote Kings with Tiphany Dames, Diego Romero, The Wasteland Kings, and many more.

Henry Earl Tasting Room

Walla Walla Guitar Festival Venues

Whether you’re a local or a live music fan visiting for this energetic three-day festival, the venues are going to wow you, too. This year’s venues include The Marcus Whitman, VFW Post 992, Walla Walla Eagles Club, AK’s Mercado, Grandma’s Kitchen, Marcy’s Bar & Lounge, House of Smith, Public House 124, Henry Earl Estates, Kontos Cellars, Goose Ridge, Nocking Point, Plumb Cellars, and The T-Post Tavern. These venues range from small and intimate to “kick off your shoes and dance” size. Stoked to Rock’n’Roll around Walla Walla? Buy tickets now!

For an ultra-convenient experience, book your stay at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center where there will be live performances in their ballroom and lobby. The other Walla Walla Guitar Festival venues are all a short walk from the Marcus Whitman as well. 

Or book your stay at the Best Western Plus Walla Walla Suites Inn which is just a few blocks from the heart of downtown and the concert venues. Their great rates, superior service, and familiar name brand make it a natural choice for your Walla Walla Guitar Festival!

And if you stay at Best Western, you can easily break up your crawl with a stop at Crossbuck Brewing Company for an early dinner and a great locally brewed beer, or hit El Sombrero for lunch.

Walla Walla Guitar Festival will keep you plenty busy during the four-day festival with performances from 12pm until midnight Friday and Saturday. But if you need to take a break from live music for a bit, make sure to stop downtown at Hot Poop to peruse their record selection. If sunshine is in the forecast, make a tee-time at Veteran’s Memorial Golf Course for 9 holes of laid back golf. And pit stops are important – plan to visit 2nd Street Distilling Company for a spirits tasting, and the Locust Cider Walla Walla Taproom for hard cider, cider slushees, craft beer and a great food menu that includes flatbread pizzas and savory snacks.

Chicago Farmer and The Fieldnotes – Photo credit: Melodie Yvonne

No matter where you stay or how you break up your festival experience, the Walla Walla Guitar Festival is the perfect way to shake off your winter blues and have, as the festival organizers have so fittingly put it, a LARGE time!

We can’t wait to see you in March.