19th Annual SWSGA Steel Guitar Show

January 19th & 20th, 2024  -  9am to midnight

Featuring -


DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa

1011 West Holmes Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85210-4923
(the former Hilton Phoenix/Mesa)

A block of rooms has been reserved for January 18, 2024 - January 21, 2024. Special room rates will be available until December 15th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Be advised - we have fewer rooms available than in previous years.

You can make reservations online here.

You can also make reservations by phone at 480-833-5555. You must tell them that you are registering for the Southwestern Steel Guitar Association Show to get the show rate.
Our Group Code is: SWG


Chuck Back, Bob Blair, Pete Burak, Jonathan Candler, Frank Carter, Steve Cattermole, Doug Childress, Carco Clave, Richard Comeaux and the 4 Horses Band, Bill Cunningham, Billy Easton, Skip Edwards, Mark Giles, Pete Grant, Chris Kennison, Larry Lenhart, Doug Livingston, Jay Dee Maness, Hal Merrill, Bill Nicholson, Dean Parks, Ron Pruter, Rick Schmidt, Rose Sinclair, Gary Thorsen, Larry Toliver, Uncle Tony, Andrea Whitt, Christopher Woitach, David Wright

House Band

Our outstanding house band includes Chuck Back, Skip Edwards, Dan Range, Terry Back, and others.

Masters of Ceremony

Joe Naylor and Billy Easton

Non-Pedal Session

The Non-Pedal Room will be up and swinging on Saturday the 20th, after lunch. This year, Carco Clave will be coordinating the event. If you would like to play the non-pedal session, please contact Carco at (615) 668-1097.


Larry Toliver
Saturday, January 20, 9am to noon
Cost: $35

Larry will be holding an intermediate-to-advanced E9th Seminar on Saturday morning, the 20th of January, from 9am til noon.

Larry will cover the song "6 to 9", by Randy Beavers; a C6th-sounding song played on E9th. Also covered will be "Poor Wayfaring Stranger", as played by Russ Hicks.

As always, he will have a tablature booklet with songs tabbed out fully, a cd with both the track and the song as it should sound with the track. He will also have several pages of licks, intros, and turnarounds for you as well. Those will also be on the cd to help you learn.

He will also cover bar technique, pedal habits, tuning, chimes, soloing, etc.

Larry looks forward to seeing you at the class. You can contact him at 325.518.3947 (cell) or tliver1956.com.

To register in advance for this seminar, you can send a note and payment to PO Box 1129, Globe, AZ 85502. You can also register at the show.

$5.00 of each student's fee will go to support the SWSGA.

Ticket prices

Tickets for the 2024 show will be $35.00 per day. There will not be an early registration discount. You may purchase tickets at the door, or mail in your payment to Peggy Porter at SWSGA, P.O. Box 1192, Globe, AZ 85502.

Performance Sponsors

Dave Beaty - Pete Grant

Perry Pearson - Jay Dee Maness

Bill & Priscilla Hoskins - 4 Horses Band, with Richard Comeaux

Raffles & Silent Auction

Quilt handmade by Peggy Porter

MSA S10 3+3

There will be many more items for the raffle and silent auction including: And donít forget the popular 50-50 drawing each day!

Items for sale at the show

GFI S10 3+4 new with case

See https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=397357.

Vintage Sho-Bud Professional D10

See https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=396081.

Note: All items for the silent auction, raffles and sales were donated, and all proceeds will be used to fund the show and future club events. All donors names will be posted on the Donation Board at the show reception desk.