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San Diego Guitar Festival


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Apr 21 - Apr 30, 2017[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego
    Map | Website
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $10 - $200

A few festival events will happen off campus. See below for details.

Back for its second year, the San Diego Guitar Festival is proud to present award-winning guitarists, including Grammy-winners David Russell and Paul O’Dette.

David Russell and Paul O’Dette join fellow superstars, Alhambra competition winner Andrea González Caballero, Tarrega competition winner Thomas Viloteau and Guitar Foundation of America competition winner Vladimir Gorbach. An array of performances, masterclasses and demonstrations, held over two weekends at Rhapsody Hall SDSU School of Music and Dance, will enthrall guitarists, music educators, students and enthusiasts alike.

Funded in part through the Student Success Fee -Academic Related Programs Award at San Diego State University, the San Diego Guitar Festival has once again partnered with Museum of Making Music Carlsbad for the unique “Classic Strings & Modern Brew.” The very best of the classical guitar world meets the very best San Diego brewers --Stone Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Bagby Beer Company-- in a unique concert, beer-tasting experience not to be missed.


- All events will be hosted at SDSU Rhapsody Hall
- Off campus events can be found (in bold) on the schedule
- Masterclasses, lecture and workshop are free and open to the public
- Masterclass application for non-SDSU guitarists available here

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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