the musician's playground

Welcome to the Crown, where you will get to the heart of why you play. Live with, and learn from, world class artists. Play live on the main stage in front of hundreds of people, and jam until the early morning hours.  Whether you're a beginner or a professional we have workshops to fit your interests, expand your abilities, and quite possibly change the way you play forever.

Crown workshop participants take part in ...

  • 7 days of performances
  • 6 days of intensive workshops
  • Master classes by world-class artists
  • Daily elective classes
  • Late night jams every night

2018 Crown Artists-in-Residence


"I come to Crown for the artistry,

the scenery, and most importantly the people." 

 - James Hogan


Our Non-Profit organization is dedicated to the vision of enriching lives among participants, audience, artists, and our community through the study, performance, composition, and celebration of the guitar. While experiencing the true Montanan dream, you get to spend seven days with guitar masters!


“We have built the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival into a one-of-a-kind, leading international guitar event.”

– David Feffer, COC Guitar Foundation Chairman and Founding Director


Donors and Sponsors make a huge impact in our local community with their support of the COC Guitar Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to celebrating all genres of guitar and preserving the wonders of Northwestern Montana.