For the past two months Air Guitar Canada has been hosting qualifying championship rounds in various cities across Canada, and tonight the qualifying Champions, along with last minute Dark Horse entrants wield their invisible axes (guitars) to battle it out for the title of Canada’s 2017 Air Guitar Champion.

The Canadian Champion will travel to Oulu, Finland August 22-25th for the 22nd Air Guitar World Championships in the quest of bringing home the WORLD CHAMPION title.

National Air Guitar Championships in Toronto in 2016.

Tonight’s event will feature the 2016 World Air Guitar Champion – Matt ‘Aristotle’ Burns, and 2012 World Air Guitar Champion – Justin ‘Nordic Thunder’ Howard along with special performances by Beat Boxers – Ryan Buckspan, Cansun, J-Nyce & Zner,  Stand Up acts Andrew Johnston & Joey Harlem and as the headliners of the evening, Ottawa’s own HELLbros!

Anyone can still enter to compete as a Dark Horse tomorrow, and they will need to enter before the event here. For tips for beginners, you can find past world and US champions tips for shredding like a pro here.

Hellbros performing at Air Guitar National Championships in Toronto in 2016. Photo by Laura Collins.

Air Guitar Canada stands for World Peace and donates the proceeds of our events to Right To Play Canada – a not for profit that helps kids world-wide through the power of sport and play.

“When you are holding an Air Guitar, You can’t be holding a gun” – Ancient Air Guitar Proverb

Tickets for tonight’s event at Mod Club can be purchased online here.