Christopher Parkening
Christopher Parkening

San Luis Obispo, CALIFORNIA – Tickets are now on sale for the exciting 2017 La Guitarra California Festival, coming to the Performing Arts Center and Spanos Theatre this fall: September 22 – 24, 2017. Cal Poly Arts presents the three-day event, filled with memorable sights and unforgettable sounds created by international Festival artists hailing from the United States, China, England, Argentina, France, Russia, Italy, Turkey and Sweden.

The biennial Festival is celebrating its 18th year and will feature 12 globally-acclaimed artists in nine concerts, five masterclasses, a free outdoor concert, two guitar auctions, an exhibit of guitar-themed art, and 40 guitar makers displaying their instruments at an on-site Vendor Fair.

The 2017 Festival is dedicated to American maestro Christopher Parkening. The September 22 opening night ceremony will begin with a 7 p.m. concert by Russian virtuoso Rovshan Mamedkuliev, followed by a video on Mr. Parkening’s life and career; he will then be presented with the La Guitarra Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by a brief recital by Mr. Parkening with renowned baritone, Jubilant Sykes.  Nuvi Mehta will be Master of Ceremonies.

For full Festival details and tickets, visit laguitarracalifornia.com or call the Ticket Office at 756-4849.