Southern Guitar Festival & CompetitionInspiring Guitarists and Music Lovers Alike with World-Class Performances and Competitions

12th Annual Southern Guitar Festival

September 28th-29th, 2024

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center,
downtown Charlotte, NC

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Competition Registration is Open

Ignite your musical journey at the Southern Guitar Festival! Register now for world-class concerts, workshops, competitions, and inspiration for all levels and styles.

Registration Deadlines:

June 17th, 2024 (College/Open)
June 24th, 2024 (Guitar Idol Carolina)
September 10th, 2024 (Divisions II and III)


Experience the enchantment of music as guitar virtuosos from across the globe gather to deliver breathtaking performances.

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Dive deeper into the world of guitar with our masterclasses that are designed to enhance your skills and understanding.

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Experience the allure of music as guitar maestros from around the world converge to deliver performances that take your breath away.

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Our Mission

"We are enthusiastic about supporting young artists and aiding them in achieving their full potential."


This message is from a few participants who competed in the 2023 competition.


Thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous donations, which have been instrumental in organizing this festival and competitions for young guitarists.

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