Guitar Gala

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

In addition to the music and some comedy, provided by Trustus Theater patrons will be offered an 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.).

Dinner Buffet

Grilled Salmon with Honey Lime Glaze
Garlic and Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin with Spicy plum sauce
Eggplant Parmesan-vegetarian option
Long Grain Wild rice
Roasted Veggies
Garden Salad-croutons, shredded cheese, tomatoes, carrots, red onions with Assorted Dressings
Dessert-assorted cakes and chocolate covered strawberries
Coffee, water, tea

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.