2017 University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition

September 14-17, 2017

The UofL Guitar Festival and Competition welcomes a roster of top-rate guitarists, devoted students, and casual enthusiasts for intensive study and artistic development.

Online Registration

Schedule of Events


Festival Registration:

$150 for festival and competition

$75 for youth weekend

$50 for concert series, and $20 for individual concerts.



1st prize includes $1,000 and concert at the 2018 UofL Guitar Festival.


Artists and Clinicians:

Ricardo Cobo

GFA Prize Winner

San Francisco Guitar Quartet

Stephen Mattingly, Festival and Competition Director


The University of Louisville Guitar Festival is made possible by the generous support of our donors and corporate sponsors.