Sydney’s first ever guitar festival features an epic line-up

The inaugural Sydney Guitar Festival will consist of performances, masterclasses, and workshops from world-leading musicians. The event, which will be held from Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 27th August, will take place in  music venues across Sydney including The Enmore Theatre, The Factory Theatre, The Concourse and Venue 505.

The festival will be a celebration of  guitar music and culture, both local and international. The first release of shows highlights the diversity of the Festival’s offering, with events exploring all sounds from Classical and Flamenco, Jazz, Blues and Rock.

The lineup of performances include 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 frontwoman of ARIA award winning band Superjesus Sarah McLeod, the incredible American Jazz guitaristSheryl Bailey, a celebration of B.B. King & Chuck Berry, local guitar prodigy James Norbert Ivanyi, and lots more.

GUITARRA
Sunday 26th & 27th August @ Enmore Theatre 
An exciting exploration of Flamenco, Classical, Blues and Jazz from world leading guitarists. Led by the legendary Paco Peña and featuring The Grigoryan Brothers, Jim Pennell, and Phil Manning.
Tickets via Enmore Theatre

CROSSROADS
Friday 25 August @ The Concourse
Some of Australia’s best rock and blues guitarists paying homage to the great Eric Clapton featuring Peter Northcote, Kevin Bennett (Chasin’ The Train), Kirk Lorange, Mal Eastick, Matt Smith (Thirsty Merc), Jak Housden (The Whitlams), Grant Walmsley (Screaming Jets) and Damien Robison.Tickets via The Concourse

 RICHIE KOTZEN
Friday 25th August @ Factory Theatre
An intimate show with one of the world’s premier blues-rock acts.
Tickets via Factory Theatre

SARAH MCLEOD
Thursday 24th August @The Factory Floor
, The Factory Theatre 
Australian rock legend and former front woman of three-time ARIA award winning band Superjesus. Tickets via Factory Theatre

BB KING TO CHUCK BERRY
Saturday 26th August @ The Concourse Artist line-up to be announced soon.
Tickets via The Concourse

JAMES NORBERT IVANYI
Sat 26th August @ The Factory Floor
, The Factory Theatre
The launch of Sydney’s own instrumental guitar prodigy’s highly anticipated EP DENALAVIS.
Tickets via Factory Theatre

SHERYL BAILEY (NYC) Quartet feat. Roger Manins
Wednesday 23 August @ Venue 505
The incredible Jazz guitar of Sheryl Bailey, Joining with heavyweight Tenor Saxophonist Roger Manins (NZ) and Sydney rhythm giants Andrew Dickeson (drums) and Ashley Turner (bass).
Tickets via venue505