The inaugural Sydney Guitar Festival took place in 2017, celebrating the rich world of guitar music and culture, both local and international.
Consisting of performances, masterclasses and workshops from world-leading musicians in musical spaces across the city, for one week in August.
The 2017 lineup of performances included Guitarra: featuring the legendary Paco Peña and Australia’s finest Classical guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers, Australian guitarists paying tribute to Eric Clapton in Crossroads, US blues-rock virtuoso Richie Kotzen, Aussie legend and front-woman of ARIA award winning band Superjesus Sarah McLeod, the incredible American Jazz guitarist Sheryl Bailey, a celebration of B.B. King & Chuck Berry, local guitar prodigy James Norbert Ivanyi, and lots more.
Venues housing the diverse lineup of events include Marrickville’s largest hub of arts and culture, The Factory Theatre, Northern Sydney’s performing arts gateway The Concourse, Sydney’s most iconic music venue The Enmore Theatre, and one of the world’s top Jazz clubs, Venue 505.
Fuelled by a love of guitar music, its diverse history and its exciting future, the Sydney Guitar Festival is an event that aims to celebrate and contribute to the vibrant Sydney music scene for years to come.