workshop Participants

A musicians dream come true!   Learn from world class artists, play live with them on main stage in front of hundreds of people, then jam until the early morning hours with friends! Whether you are a beginner or professional musician there are courses available to fit your interests and expand your abilities.

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

  • Everyone from different parts of the festival are collaborating and having fun and letting their hair down and supporting each other.
    — Emily Elbert
  • No matter your genre, your skills will reach a new level in a supportive, personal atmosphere with superb instructors and amazing musicians.
    — Joe Bonamassa
  • I don’t think I’ve ever been more inspired in my life by music, than when I’m here.
    — Ian Velikoff
  • Crown is like a crazy old western place that is removed from reality in this beautiful way that basically lets you remember why you started playing guitar in the first place.
    — Josh Turner

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.