Guitar Mash presents the 7TH ANNUAL URBAN CAMPFIRE, a unique and immersive musical experience where artists break down the wall between the stage and the house and invite the audience to play and sing with them.

This year’s theme is “Songs for Change” which focuses on the power of music to generate awareness and bring people together.

No guitar? No problem – bring yourself, and sing along. Ages 10 and up.

The afternoon also includes: 
* Opportunity to add an all-inclusive brunch package
* Musical Speed Dating: lightning rounds of mini master classes with GM Alums


Learn more about our featured artist leaders:

Ani DiFranco folk-rock troubador, and founder of Righteous Babe Records
Biodun Kuti Nigerian guitarist hand-picked by Paul Simon for his final tour  
Fernandito Ferrer activist/songwriter from Puerto Rico, part of the Nueva Canción movement
Jimmy Vivino  longtime Conan O’Brien music director and member of the Fab Faux
Kat Edmonson vintage pop singer-songwriter
Marc Ribot genre-defying artist who recently released the album Songs of Resistance
All led by Mark Stewart Guitar Mash Artistic Director, MD for Paul Simon, Bang on a Can All-Stars

Check out highlights from last year’s event. 

EJ Boyce | Patrick Dolan | Abbey Gardner | Sharon Lesser Maguire

EVENT COMMITTEE (in formation)
Rock Stars
Sammy + Ben Ash | Mya + Even Dunlop | PJ Pärson* | Andrea Scoppetta + Patrick Stern*
Tony Sosnick* | Galia Meiri Stawski + Axel Stawski | Sara Tecchia*

Kristin Balmet | Barbara Becker + Chad Gallant | Jon Bendis* | Rachel + Kris Brown | Jesse Guglielmo*
Francine Hermelin + Adam Levite | Ariel Hyatt* | Penelope, Matt + Alexa King | Maureen McSherry*
Elizabeth + Will Porteous | Rebecca Roiphe + Ben Gruenstein | Brian Ross | Gustavo Szulansky
                                                                             * Guitar Mash Council members

Founding Artist Co-Chairs
Tom Colicchio | Chad Smith

Teen Co-Chairs
Evie Dolan | Chloe Hennessee | Brandon Niederauer 

Funds raised from the Event Committee underwrite Guitar Mash’s free programming for teens throughout the year.   

Please contact Producer Britt Marden with any questions.