GuitarFest 2020

The 25th Annual Appalachian GuitarFest and Solo Guitar Competition will be held March 20-22, 2020. Guest artists: Rene Izquierdo and Dale Kavanaugh. More details soon!!

  • For all inquiries, e-mail to:
  • All concerts will be held in the Broyhill Music Center at Appalachian State University.
  • Full package price for festival participants, including all concerts, masterclasses and workshops: $80. Additional fees for competitors: $40 for Division I and II, $20 for Divisions III & IV.
  • One parent or guardian of pre-college registrants may attend any events for free!!
  • Individual tickets for evening concerts and Division I competition final round are $25 ($15 for ASU students with I.D.) and will be available at the door.

Our competition registration deadline is March 13th, 2020.  We will be in contact regarding competition registrations and scheduling  on March 16th.




Brief biographies of GuitarFest's 2019 artists.

Schedule of Events



Download and complete the registration form.

Concerts Featuring: Rene Izquierdo, Dale Kavanaugh, and the Appalachian GuitarFest Guitar Orchestra












                                                                  Rene Izquierdo                              Dale Kavanaugh  

Appalachian GuitarFest Guitar Orchestra, directed by Alan Hirsh

Appalachian GuitarFest Guitar Orchestra, directed by Alan Hirsh