60th Anniversary 2023 SPAH Convention, August 15-20, 2023

SPAH 60th Anniversary Convention in St. Louis

SPAH: Celebrating 60 years of harmonicas, music and friends

Announcing the 60th Annual SPAH Convention in 2023

August 15-20, 2023

The 60th Annual SPAH Convention

will be held at the

Sheraton Westport Chalet, St Louis MO

Click here to register to attend the 2023 Convention in person
Click here to register and attend the Convention Online starting May 1


Here is an updated list of 2023 confirmed performers: Peter Madcat Ruth’s C.A.R.Ma. Quartet (Grammy Award winner of Brubeck fame), Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind (award-winning jazz, funk, blues, songwriter), Nic Clark (Hohner endorsee), Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (famed roots duo), Jason Keene (midi harmonica great), the Harmonica Big Band, Will Galison (jazz harmonica), Dave Moore (A Prairie Home Companion regular), Greg Hommert, two harmonica trios, James Conway (Celtic) and Tom Stryker (Jazz Chromatic) leading a wonderful group playing The American Song Book. Our perennial favorites are returning, of course, including the Youth Scholars, Gospel Showcase, SPAH Awards Banquet, and Teach-in, as well as wonderful SPAH Troubadours to share their experience, insights & music around the Convention area! We will be announcing more headliners in the coming weeks.

We are pleased to make a preliminary performance schedule available to you to plan your attendance, as well as a preliminary Daily Schedule of Seminars, Shows and other events. CLICK TO EXPAND THEM. Please note that all performers, presenters and times are subject to change. While content is largely final, times and rooms are not confirmed!

Preliminary 2023 SPAH Convention Show Schedule


SPAH 2023 Schedule Preliminary - Wednesday
SPAH 2023 Schedule Preliminary - Thursday
SPAH 2023 Schedule Preliminary - Friday
SPAH 2023 Schedule Preliminary - Saturday

With thanks to our Hosts, the Gateway Harmonica Club!

For more details about the hotel and location, please visit here.

For Convention Registration Form & Prices, please go here.

For information and to register for the wonderful St Louis Tours arranged by the local harmonica club, please follow this link. Also, if you have someone attending the convention with you, please also consider registering them for the free, Saturday morning Companion’s Breakfast.

If you would like to get involved in the Convention as a volunteer, seminar presenter or otherwise,
please follow this link to let us know how.

To provide us the details about someone who we have lost from the SPAH community, for recognition at the 2023 SPAH Convention “In Memoriam”, please visit the 2023 Memorial Submission page.

NOTE: For archives from the 2022 SPAH Convention, please go here.