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The information below reflects the 2023 event. Sign up for our mailing list to get monthly updates on the cigar box guitar music scene in Huntsville, including updates on the 20th event coming in 2024! If you are looking to contact the Festival organizers, click here.


Travel Packages

Whether you are traveling from a distance or just want to have a local getaway, our hotel sponsors have you covered. Grab a hotel room at SpringHill Suites Huntsville Downtown at our special Festival rate of $160/night (2 night minimum), for two, including breakfast.  Book now using this special link to get the discount.

Visiting Huntsville for the First Time? 


While Huntsville may be part of the South, it is surprisingly close to much of the U.S. It is just 1.5 hours from Nashville and Birmingham, about 3 hours from Atlanta and Memphis, and 5-6 hours from St. Louis and New Orleans. And if you are traveling from Chicago, Orlando or Washington D.C., you can be here in a day's drive!

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Known as Rocket City due to its role in producing the Saturn V rocket that put men on the moon, Huntsville/Madison County is not only home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, but also one of the largest concentrations of Antebellum homes in the South, the second largest research park in the U.S., award-winning chefs and more than a dozen craft breweries.  

Learn more about things to do in Huntsville at the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau website or review their suggested itineraries for variety of interests. Once you've settled on what to do in addition to cigar box guitar music, access the free Huntsville Attractions Pass for coupons or buy the 1 Day or 2 Day Huntsville and North Alabama Attraction Ticket.

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