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Only one week until the third Vancouver International Guitar Festival!

Join guitar builders, players, collectors and aficionados for two days of live music, master classes, special events, and the opportunity to see, hear and play some of the world’s finest handmade stringed instruments.

Buy your two day pass now for a chance to win a VIGF gift pack! (Levy’s guitar strap, 3 sets of D’Addario strings, GraphTech Ratio Replacement Machine Heads and VIGF T-shirt. ($200 value)
 

Exhibition Hours:
Saturday, June 29 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, June 30 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Master Class Schedule Announced

The master-class series proved a highlight both the 2017 and 2018 festivals, and we've brought it back with even more talent on hand to guide and inspire guitarists of all levels and stylistic leanings. Anyone who wants to take their playing to the next level will relish the chance to get up close and personal with star performers from the US, Cuba and across Canada.


Luthier Workshop Schedule Announced

DON ROSS
Live in Concert

Saturday, June 29th, 8:00 pm
Sarah McLachlan School of Music
138 E 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC

Don has been on the forefront of the contemporary fingerstyle movement for 30 years, and it is no exaggeration to say that his groove-oriented style has influenced a generation of fingerstyle players around the world..  “Nobody does what Don Ross does with an acoustic guitar. He takes the corners so fast you think he’s going to roll, but he never loses control.”  - Bruce Cockburn

Don has been on the forefront of the contemporary fingerstyle movement for 30 years, and it is no exaggeration to say that his groove-oriented style has influenced a generation of fingerstyle players around the world..

“Nobody does what Don Ross does with an acoustic guitar. He takes the corners so fast you think he’s going to roll, but he never loses control.”

- Bruce Cockburn


Free Music All Weekend at our Time Out Bar Upstairs!

Our roster of internationally renowned guitarists perform half-hour sets starting at noon each afternoon in our Time Out Bar. Order a glass of wine or craft beer and just try staying seated while these master performers work their magic on stage.

Click here to see the full schedule.


2019 FESTIVAL FEATURES

The 2019 festival will be held in the heart of Vancouver at Creekside Community Centre, a destination in itself with state-of-the-art amenities and award-winning design. 

Photo by Kent Kallberg

Photo by Kent Kallberg

GUITAR EXHIBITION
See, hear, play, & purchase some of the world's finest instruments.