10th Annual Southern Guitar Festival

Now in its 10th year, The Southern Guitar Festival and Competition is an annual gathering of world-caliber guitarists, students, judges and ensembles in the Carolinas and greater Southeast area. This multi-day festival held this year on Oct 1st-2nd-is a nationwide competition and presents multiple concerts, workshops, guitar-studies & humanities lectures, a luthier’s expo, and sponsored competitions for all proficiency levels, elementary through professional. All 2022 events are being held in partnership with the UNC School of the Arts. The premier concert performances of this year’s festival will include international legend Badi Assad, a virtuoso in both classical and electric guitar literature and technique; and Derek Gripper, a multi-instrumentalist who fuses technique and repertoire from diverse musical traditions. Ticket options, registration sponsorship opportunities and more are available at www.SouthernGuitarFest.com.