A Large Time Awaits Music Lovers on March 11-13, 2022
To say music lovers have felt a little cooped up the past two years would be an understatement. 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!
We’re happy to say that live music is back! 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!
The Walla Walla Guitar Festival offers all that and more, and it’s happening on March 11-13 of 2022! Live music lovers will love the energetic performers coming this year, including local talents like Shanks Pony, Nate Miller & The Funktion, and Gary Winston & Real Deal Gospel and traveling acts like Joanna Connor and The Nick Schnebelen Band.
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. Local wineries Plumb Cellars, GARD Vintners, and Henry Earl Wines are hosting performances, offering intimate settings perfect for getting closer to the action. Kick off your dancing shoes for the performances at the VFW Post 992 and Walla Walla Eagles Club.
For an ultra-convenient experience, book your stay at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center where there are several live performances in their ballroom on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The other Walla Walla Guitar Festival venues are all a short walk from the Marcus Whitman as well.
For a true Walla Walla “crawl” experience you could book your stay at the Best Western Plus Walla Walla Suites Inn. Their great rates, superior service, and familiar name brand make it a natural choice for your Walla Walla Guitar Festival! Just a few blocks from the heart of downtown and the concert venues, you can break up your crawl with a stop at Crossbuck Brewing Company for an early dinner and a great locally brewed beer (they open at 4pm), or hit El Sombrero for lunch (they’re open at 11am).
Walla Walla Guitar Festival will keep you plenty busy during the three-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 Locus Cider Walla Walla Taproom for hard cider, cider slushees, craft beer and a great food menu that includes flatbread pizzas and savory snacks.
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!