September 22, 23 & 24

Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
Presented by
Presented by Cal Poly Arts


The Festival is presented by Cal Poly Arts every two years.
The 2017 Festival dates are September 22, 23 & 24, 2017.
(The website will be updated by the end of 2016)

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We are excited to announce the addition of the Incendio Guitar Trio! These guitarists from the Incendio band will perform a free outdoor concert on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

The 2015 Festival is a “Celebration of Guitar” featuring 17 world-renowned artists in nine concerts, five Masterclasses, two guitar auctions, a free guitar orchestra concert, an exhibit of guitar-themed art, and 40 Luthiers (guitar makers) showing their hand-made instruments in the Vendor Fair.

2015 Festival Opening Night!
The 2015 Festival is dedicated to the Spanish Maestro, Celedonio Romero (1913-1996).
A unique audio/visual presentation honoring his life and music will be shown on Opening Night.
The Romero Guitar Quartet will perform during the presentation, which includes rare footage of Celedonio Romero.

After the presentation, Celedonio Romero's sons and grandsons will accept The La Guitarra Lifetime Achievement Award. Then the Romero Guitar Quartet will perform.
The Tony Harmon concert and the Romero Guitar Quartet concert is sold as one ticket.

About the La Guitarra Lifetime Acheivement Award

2015 Festival Artists:
We are proud to announce the additon of the internationally accliaime guitar duo, Duo Melis!
The Romero Guitar Quartet, Roland Dyens, Ana Vidovic, Vladimir Gorbach, Duo Melis, Agnew-McAllister Duo, Massimo Delle Cese, Jácome Flamenco Trio, Tony Harmon, Nathan Towne, and Nuvi Mehta
. (Carlos Pérez is unable to attend).

Click HERE for full Festival 2015 Schedule

Concert Tickets

Ticket price includes all service charges, credit card fees, facility fees and parking!
Concert tickets are reserved seating. Some events may sell out.
TICKET OFFICE: 805-756-4849 Toll free: 888-233-2787 (CA only)
Open Noon to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday

2015 Masterclasses

Audience Tickets $10

FRIDAY, September 25

Register as Student | $10 audience ticket

Register as Student | Buy $10 audience ticket

SATURDAY, September 26

9:00-11:00 MASTERCLASS - Romero Guitar Quartet  Bio
Register as Student | Buy $10 audience ticket

SUNDAY, September 27

Register as Student | Buy $10 audience ticket

Register as Student | Buy $10 audience ticket

Masterclasses made possible by the Peterson Education Fund
Click for Peterson Info.

Festival Music on the Radio

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