Support Local Journalism. Donate to Cleveland Scene.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

US Air Guitar Tournament Returns to the Winchester in March

Posted By on Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:33 AM

click to enlarge JEFF NIESEL
  • Jeff Niesel
The 2020 US Air Guitar Championship tournament will consist of 16 cities, including Cleveland. This year, the Cleveland event makes the jump from qualifying event to Regional Championship. The Cleveland winner will represent the entire region, and the winner will proceed directly to the tournament’s US Air Guitar Championship National Final on May 16 in New York.

Hosted by two-time US Air Guitar National Finalist, Jerrod “Dick Diesel” Dewey, the event will feature up to 20 competitors. It’s set to take place on March 14 at the Winchester Music Tavern in Lakewood. Returning two-time champion Leigh “AirLeigh Legal" Melendez will defend her title against a crop of new and returning competitors, including two-time runner-up Lloyd “Stonehenge” Weema.

Competitors will perform 60-seconds of their favorite song and be scored by a panel of five judges on a 4.0 to 6.0 scale. Scoring criteria consists of technical merit, stage presence and “Airness,” the quality of performance which "transcends the imitation of a real guitar and becomes an art form all on its own."

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 day of show. Proceeds will go to benefit One million Acts of Kindness.

Competitor entry is $10, and the competition is open to anyone who's at least 18. Sign up on the website. Check out photos from last year's event right here.

Sign up for Scene's weekly newsletters to get the latest on Cleveland news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.

Tags: , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Scene Magazine has been keeping Cleveland informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources, especially as we all deal with the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic. Almost everything Scene is about -- our stories, our events, our advertisers -- comes down to getting together. With events on hold, and no print distribution for the foreseeable future, every little bit helps.

A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Scene. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Speaking of Air Guitar Championship, The Winchester Music Tavern


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation