The 2013 La Guitarra California Festival will be held at the Performing Arts Center on September 6-8, 2013.  This three-day classical guitar event is presented by Cal Poly Arts and showcases a nine-concert series featuring 15 world-renowned artists hailing from England, Russia, Spain, Paraguay, France, Brazil, the U.S., Chile, and Belgium.

Martha Masters opens the Festival at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 6 in the Cohan Center, followed by the highly-acclaimed Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performing at 8:00 p.m. (Both concerts sold as one opening night concert ticket)

Over the Festival weekend, attendees may also partake in five Master Classes, attend a free lecture, enjoy two guitar auctions and a display of guitar-related artwork that will also be available for purchase, and visit 40 guitar-makers exhibiting their hand-made instruments at the Vendor Fair.

Festival information:

Concert tickets range from $10 – $39.  Master Classes are $10/each.  All tickets may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office: 805/756-4849 or online at

Festival sponsors: The City of San Luis Obispo, the Gerry & Peggy Peterson La Guitarra Education Fund, KCBX 90.1 FM, KUSC 91.5 FM

Concert sponsors: Dr. Mitchell & Pearl Forman, Dr. Joseph Schwartz and Barbara Boom in memory of Dr. Nancy Speed, Tom & Susan Stenovec, Popolo Catering

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