• Hope Memorial Park (map)
  • 3 Avenue
  • Hope, BC, V0X
  • Canada

Join us for a tribute to the guitar! All performers on stage will be guitar players.


Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver's "best kept little secret". Don is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor" that has led to winning all the top Modern Guitar Competitions in the world, multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers. He is a top endorsee for Yamaha Guitars, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ernie Ball Strings and Santo Angelo Cables, Riversong Guitars, Emerald Amicus, Tonewood amp, so keep an eye out for a Clinic near you.

As winner of the 2015 Domenic Troiano Guitar Award (CDN), 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Fingerstyle Championships, Don Alder (from Vancouver, BC) has earned his place as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world.

Don is performing a 45 minute set before Guitar You Experienced from Salmon Arm.


From Salmon Arm: a gregarious and indulgent celebration of the worlds coolest instrument! Utilizing the magic of improvisation this group weave melodies, harmonies and rhythms in a way that is in the pursuit of invention, yet steeped in tradition.

Tube amps! Strats! Teles'! Gibsons! Guitar nerds unite!