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.

  • Dates: Saturday, September 28th & Sunday, September 29th
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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

  • Saturday, September 28th:
    • Youth Competition (Division III & Division II, ages 8 and up): 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • Open Division (ages 18 and up): 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Award Ceremony: 6:00 PM
    • Concert by Petar and Friends: 8:00 PM

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

  • Sunday, September 29th:
    • Workshop on Mastery of Classical Guitar: 2:00 PM

Community Performance: Enjoy a showcase of local talent.

  • Sunday, September 29th:
    • Community Orchestra and Local Guitarists Showcase: 3:30 PM (Blumenthal, Belk Theater Lobby)

Grand Finale Concert: Experience the virtuosity of the String Time Duo.

  • Sunday, September 29th:
    • String Time Duo Concert: 7:00 PM

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

Note: All events take place at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Stage Door Theater.

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!