Band Lineup

Some of the best local and regional musicians showcase their talents on the Fretboard stage.

Workshop Lineup

You will find unique instruments to play and fun activities to engage your musical senses.


The Fretboard Festival has had its greatest support from area businesses and musicians. It is hosted and produced entirely by the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

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Meet with guitar makers, luthiers, musicians, and experts. Stay connected on Facebook and with guitar videos throughout the year.

Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival

This free event invites visitors to meet instrument designers and learn about their trade, attend workshops for a variety of stringed instruments, and hear live performances from area musicians.