Sydney guitar-lovers have long lived in envy of the citizens of Adelaide, the city that has played home to Australia's main guitar-centric festival for many, many years. This year, that all changes as Sydney gains its very monster line-up of beloved six-string legends. Consisting of individual performances, masterclasses, and workshops from world-leading musicians, the event will inhabit many musical spaces across the city from Wednesday 23 – Sunday 27 August, 2017.

The line-up 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 guitarist Sheryl Bailey, a celebration of B.B. King & Chuck Berry, local guitar prodigy James Norbert Ivanyi, and lots more.

Venues housing the diverse line-up of events include Marrickville’s largest hub of arts and culture, The Factory Theatre, Northern Sydney’s performing arts gateway The Concourse and Sydney’s most iconic music venue The Enmore Theatre, and one of the world’s top Jazz clubs Venue 505.

Check out all the info for the Sydney Guitar Festival below:

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.

 

CROSSROADS

Friday 25 August @ The Concourse

Some of Australia’s best rock and blues guitarists paying homage to the great Eric Clapton featuringPeter 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.

 

RICHIE KOTZEN

Friday 25th August @ Factory Theatre 

An intimate show with one of the world’s premier blues-rock acts.

 

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. 

 

BB KING TO CHUCK BERRY

Saturday 26th August @ The Concourse Artist line-up to be announced soon.

 

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.

 

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).