2023 University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition

October 13-15, 2023

Guitar Fest 2023

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


Concert Tickets and Registration Fees

Competition: $50 (all divisions); $30 preliminary round video fee for open division.

Masterclass: $50 

Concerts: $20 general admission / $10 students

Concert tickets are available here: https://louisville.edu/music/payment/mus/

Please indicate "GuitarFest2023" as the invoice number and you will receive an email with the link to our live stream. 

Registration deadline is October 1. 



Open Division, open to guitarists of all ages  

Collegiate Division, open to guitarists of all ages who have not completed an undergraduate degree

Youth Division, open to guitarists ages 18 and under or who are in High School


Artists and Clinicians

Dale Kavanagh

Ricardo Cobo

Lovro Peretić

Tantalus Quartet

Kristian Anderson

Lynn McGrath

Sung Shin

Nathan Fischer

Dennis Davis

Stephen Mattingly, Festival and Competition Director



Our co-sponsor on select events is the Louisville Guitar Society. Find the full list of their guitar events at www.LouisvilleGuitarSociety.org.


Prize guitars offered by Saers Guitars. www.saersguitars.com

Online in collaboration with Etudes.co


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