Brookdale Guitar Show

April 30, 2017

10AM - 4P*M

$12 At The Door
$10 Student/Brookdale Public Radio Member/Bring a guitar to sell or trade
Kids 12 and under free!

Buy Tickets Now

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The Biggest Guitar Show on the Jersey Shore!

Lincroft, New Jersey

Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 the Night presents the Brookdale Guitar Show. We're taking over the Brookdale Recreation and Events Center at Brookdale Community College and presenting a day all about guitars, music, and fun.


With several stages there will be something for everyone.


Learn from the best in the business in between performances on the main stage.


All of the gear you want, in one place.

History of The Brookdale Guitar Show

In 1994, the owner of Raritan Bay Guitar Repair, CJ, thought it would be a pretty cool idea if there could be a yearly get-together where musicians could show off their chops, and vendors could showcase their newest inventory. The first gathering, affectionately known as “The Minstrel’s Toot” was held at Studio 84 in Howell. As word spread about this yearly event throughout the artist community, the number of attendees and vendors continued to grow. Over time The Minstrel’s Toot out grew its name and the space gradually morphing into The Brookdale Guitar Show that it is today!All proceeds raised during this event directly benefit 90.5 The Night, Brookdale Public Radio. The success of the event is due to the support from vendors throughout the United States and the incredibly talented musicians who showcase their skills. Now recognized as the premier guitar show on the Jersey Shore for guitar and music enthusiasts of all ages, it is also an extremely successful fundraiser for 90.5 The Night, Brookdale Public Radio. On behalf of everyone involved, we wish to offer our sincere thanks to all those who have shown your support of Brookdale Public Radio; our continued growth within the communities we serve is directly attributed to your active involvement.Enjoy the show!

Signed Guitar Giveaway

For each $10 donation to Brookdale Public radio you will receive 5 entries to win a guitar signed by members of Bon Jovi thanks to our friends at AP International!
This rare instrument is signed by Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, Tico Torres, and Richie Sambora, donated from the personal collection of our friends at AP International.

The winner will be announced on the Brookdale Guitar Show Facebook Page on Saturday, April 29 at 8pm.


Experts from all parts of the music business will be at the Brookdale Guitar Show this year.

$12 At The Door

$10 Student/Brookdale Public Radio Member/Bring a guitar to sell or trade

Kids 12 and under free!

Buy Tickets Now


Outdoor Tent

We have some great panels, workshops, and performances in the outdoor tent this year.

The Creative Process


Setting Up Your Guitar


Foes of FERN

Special thanks to the staff and students of Ocean County Vocational Technical School’s (OCVTS) Performing Arts Academy (PAA) Tech Club, especially Bill Bourke and Zack Slater, for proving technical support for the outdoor stage.


90.5 The Night, Brookdale Public Radio
Acoustic Musicians Guild
Belmar Guitar & Woodworks
Bob's Guitar Hospital
Gamma Bass Guitars
Gizmotron, LLC
Harris Musical Products, Inc.
Jacks Music Shop
Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation
Lazy B Cigar Box Guitars
Lost Art Vintage Instruments
Mondell Guitars
Monmouth Musics
Music & Arts
My Generation Guitars
Phil Jones Bass
Power Home Remodeling
Raritan Bay Guitar Repair
Rivington Guitars
Robert Bandiera
Rockaway Guitar
Rockin Aroma
Steve's Music
Straight Ahead Guitar
Victor Litz Music
Q's Loan
The Jam Room Music Complex
LP Sound
Division Street Guitars
Moxy Guitars, LLC
Michael Chaplin
Mike Pasterczyk
and more!


Brookdale Community College
Brookdale Recreation and Events Center

765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft NJ 07738
Phone: (732) 224-2492


The Brookdale Guitar Show is made possible with the help of our sponsors.




If you need to find out more about the Brookdale Guitar Show or you want to become a sponsor please contact Kristin

Brookdale Guitar Show
765 Newman Springs Rd
Lincroft, NJ 07738