Looking for something exciting to do during First Friday? Then head on down to the Arts in Stark stage to experience the power of Chris Wintrip’s Guitar Academy.
The Guitar Academy is a unique opportunity for a group of Chris Wintrip’s students, young and old alike, to get up on stage and perform in a concert setting in front of a live audience. The students jam with some of the areas most seasoned, professional musicians and get the experience of playing on stage with a professional sound system, lights, and special effects.
The Guitar Academy began in Chris’ living room when a handful of his students got together to work on their playing in a live music setting with other guitar players, bass guitar and drums. The idea bloomed and expanded rapidly with the Academy moving from Chris’ living room to the concert hall at Bethel Temple in Canton, Ohio.
Chris Wintrip has performed, composed, produced, and recorded in every musical genre. He majored in music at Kent State University & Akron University. He has over 40 years experience in the music business teaching, composing, mentoring, performing and recording. Chris has performed in concert with artists such as Harry Chapin, Phil Keaggy, Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale, Roger McGuinn, Peter Frampton, Billy Sheehan and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Chris Wintrip’s Guitar Academy is set to rock downtown Canton for First Friday featuring Joe Vitale & Joe Vitale Jr. between 6-8 pm on the Arts in Stark Stage located at Market and 4th Street.