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


 Welcome to the 2024 Southern Guitar Festival and Competition! Immerse yourself in a weekend of world-class guitar performances, inspiring competitions, and insightful workshops, all taking place at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Stage Door Theater:

Luthier Exhibit: Browse exquisite handmade guitars throughout the festival.

Competition: Witness talented guitarists battle it out for top honors.

Community Performance: Enjoy a showcase of local talent.

Workshops: Enhance your guitar skills and knowledge with expert instruction.

  • Saturday, September 28th:
    • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Luthier Exhibit
    • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Youth Competition (Division III & Division II, ages 8 and up)
    • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Open Division (ages 18 and up)
    • 4:00 PM: Guitar Community Orchestra pop-up performance at V.A.P.A.
    • 6:00 PM: Award Ceremony
    • 8:00 PM: Strum & Strike Trio concert.

  • Sunday, September 29th:
    • 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Luthier Exhibit
    • 2:00 PM: Workshop on Mastering Guitar
    • 3:30 PM: A Networking Event for guitar teachers
    • 5:00 p.m: Showcase of Guitar Talent
    • 7:00 PM: String Time Duo concert.

Don’t miss out on this exciting celebration of guitar artistry!

Additional Resources:

  • For detailed competition information and registration, please visit our Competition page.
  • To purchase tickets to any of the festival events, visit our Tickets page.
  • Learn more about the featured artists and performers on our website.

We hope to see you there!