Bored with the Olympics? Here's how to tune into the 2021 US Air Guitar Championships

Patrick 'Ehrwolf' Culek performs during the Air Guitar World Championships final in Oulu, Finland, on August 24, 2018
(Image credit: EEVA RIIHELA/AFP via Getty Images)

It's that time of year again! For what, you ask? For the US Air Guitar Championships, of course! 

Though the annual event goes back a ways (until 2003, to be precise), the 2021 edition – which takes place tomorrow, August 6 – marks the first time that the event will be broadcast on television.


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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.