September 22, 23 & 24

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



The 2017 Festival is a “Celebration of Guitar” featuring 14 internationally acclaimed artists in ten concerts, five Masterclasses, guitar auction and sale, two free outdoor guitar concerts, an exhibit of guitar-themed art, and dozens of Luthiers (guitar makers) showing their hand-made instruments in the Vendor Fair.

Don't Miss the Opening Night Concerts!
The 2017 Festival is dedicated to the American maestro, Christopher Parkening, who will receive the La Guitarra Lifetime Achievement Award on Opening Night. The evening begins with a concert by the Russian virtuoso, Rovshan Mamedkuliev. After a short intermission, a video presentation honoring Parkening's life and music. Then a short performance by Maestro Parkening and the renowned baritone, Jubilant Sykes.
About the La Guitarra Lifetime Acheivement Award

2017 Festival Artists:
Christopher Parkening, Jubilant Sykes, Jason Vieaux, Meng Su, Johannes Möller, Laura Fraticelli, Rovshan Mamedkuliev, Marc Teicholz, Celil Refik Kaya, Jérémy Jouve, the Incendio Guitar duo, and the Santa Maria H.S. Guitar Orchestra.

Click HERE for full Festival 2017 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, Monday through Saturday

2017 Masterclasses

Audience Tickets $12.50

FRIDAY, September 22

2:00-4:00 MASTERCLASS - Johannes Möller  Bio
Register as Student | $12.50 audience ticket

4:30-6:30 MASTERCLASS - Marc Teicholz  Bio
Register as Student | $12.50 audience ticket

SATURDAY, September 23

9:00-11:00 MASTERCLASS - Christopher Parkening  Bio
Register as Student | $12.50 audience ticket

SUNDAY, September 24

9:00-11:00 MASTERCLASS - Martha Masters  Bio
Register as Student | $12.50 audience ticket

11:30-1:30 MASTERCLASS - Jason Vieaux  Bio
Register as Student | $12.50 audience ticket

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

Festival Music on the Radio