Inspiring Guitarists and Music Lovers Alike with World-Class Performances and Competitions

Our Annual Festival will be held in person on September 30 – October 1, 2023 at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Festival Events

Competition Rules, FAQs and Prizes

Start here for competitor information, rules, prizes, registration, and solo/ensemble division information.

Upcoming Performers & Artists

We feature virtuoso performers and presenters from across the world in our multi-day events. Over the years, we have presented artists from Brazil, Armenia, Russia, China, South Korea, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Romania, and the US, to name a few.

Festival Schedule

See this year’s festival schedule details and updates here, and download a pdf version to your phone for reference between events.

Winston-Salem NC Guitar Festival Competition for Students
Young guitarists file their nails in preparation for their solo competition rounds at SGFC.