Annual Guitar Festival

Large guitar festival masterclass

LMU Music Guitar Festival 2023

Date: March 24-25, 2023
Location: Loyola Marymount University

We are excited to welcome guitar fans from around Southern California back to Murphy Recital Hall for one of the most exciting guitar events in Los Angeles!  Come for the whole day, or pick and choose events that work for your schedule.  


March 24
5:00 pm: Roaring Loud GuitarFest (Alumni Mall crossroads) - Free!

March 25
9:00 am: Check in, ensemble warm up (Murphy Recital Hall, all day)
10:00 am: Adjudicated Ensemble Showcase ($10)
12:00 pm: Lunch for all registered participants
12:30 pm: Alumni-led jam sessions
1:30 pm: Adam Del Monte, Performance ($25/$15)
2:30 pm: Flamenco Technique Workshop with Adam Del Monte
4:00 pm: Gaëlle Solal Performance ($25/$15)


All ticket sales are exclusively online (no onsite box office).

See below for more details!


guitar workshop in concert hall
All Access Pass
For the true guitar enthusiast! Purchasing the all access pass for the full festival will gain you entrance to all festival events, concert performances, workshop participation, jam sessions, technique session, plus lunch.
$65 General Admission/$45 Students
Roaring Loud GuitarFest
We’re kicking off this year’s festival with an outdoor concert featuring LMU student musicians, with live sound produced by LMU students from the Recording Arts Department. The music ranges from jazz to singer/songwriter to punk, and the common thread is that all groups feature the guitar! Join us at the outdoor stage at the crossroads on Alumni Mall on Friday, March 24 from 5-6:30pm for a high energy start to the 2023 LMU Guitar Festival.
March 24 | 5:00pm | Free!
Student playing guitar on stage
Adjudicated Ensemble Showcase
Ensembles from middle schools, high schools and community colleges will perform for the audience and for a panel of respected adjudicators. Come to see the talent of the future!
March 25 | 10:00am | $10
Adam Del Monte
Adam Del Monte is a rare breed of guitarist, adept at both flamenco and classical guitar. Stick around after his concert to hear him talk a bit about what goes into playing flamenco, and pick up some tips on how you can get started!
March 25 | 1:30pm | $25 GA, $15 Student
Gaëlle Solal
French guitarist Gaëlle Solal’s concert will undoubtedly entertain and astound with engaging repertoire and virtuosity.
March 25 | 4:00pm | $25 GA/$15 Students


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