Guitar Gala

This exciting evening will feature original songs by internationally recognized songwriter Ayala Asherov, jazz arrangements by Israeli-born guitarist Amos Hoffman, performances by Ukrainian born guitarist Marina Alexandra, Asheville-based Jurik duo (voice/guitar), as well as exciting performances by some of South Carolina’s best musicians: Chris Teves, Rod Lewis, and the Ensley duo (violin and guitar).

In addition to the music, patrons will be offered elegant dining from Michael’s Catering.

The Guitar Gala will also feature a silent auction of items from local merchants and renowned local artists.

The 2017 Guitar Gala will be held on Saturday, February 11th at the new location this year Michael’s Cafe and Catering , 1620 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. (Doors will open at 5:40 p.m.).

All proceeds from this event will go toward funding the 2017 Southern Guitar Festival and Competition.

Tickets are $52 (includes dinner and the concert – adult beverages are extra).

Thank you for your support!

We also want to let you know about a new opportunity that we have available for a few guests this year. If you would like to let your Valentine know just how special they are, you can DEDICATE A SONG from our concert program.
You can place your request by emailing us at and purchasing an extra ticket. This opportunity is available to the first 10 respondents only!

Dress code: dressy casual

Transaction fees will be applied.




Prosciutto-wrapped Chicken, with sage, mushroom and tomato au jus

-Grilled Salmon, with mustard glaze and roasted asparagus

-Saffron Rice Pilaf

-Roasted vegetable medley (Brussels sprouts, carrots, squash and peppers)

-Warm apple cobbler

*Eggplant parmesan (vegan, non-dairy)