Thursday & Friday, January 16 & 17 at 8 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price:
$27 prime orchestra & balcony
$25 rear orchestra & side balcony
International Guitar Night
Brian Gore, Italy’s Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina

North America’s premier touring guitar festival features a poetical lyricist (Gore), South American tango and folk-based improviser (Sinesi), percussive steel guitar star (Forastiere), and an up-and-coming fingerstyle maverick (Dawes).

Tickets for both performances are sold out.
If you like International Guitar Night, you should also check out HAPA and Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival.

  • Showcasing extraordinary songwriting and playing that demonstrates a high level of both technicality and musicality, International Guitar Night has become a major force in contemporary guitar music.
  • American “guitar poet” Brian Gore’s playing contains a “bounce and spaciousness all his own” (Los Angeles Times). He created International Guitar Night in 1995 and has since released multiple albums and books on fingerstyle guitar.
  • Italian steel-string guitarist Pino Forastiere fuses classical, contemporary, and rock genres as he “employs a dazzling blend of slapping, tapping, strumming, altered tunings, and harmonics, combined with classical phrasing and a focus on distinct and addictive melodies” (Guitar Player).
  • UK fingerstyle guitarist Mike Dawes has developed a multifaceted repertoire of sound in his short but successful career, fusing Celtic, rock, jazz, and experimental music to create a product all his own. With his “beautiful and sensitively played arrangements and compositions” (Acoustic Magazine), he has gained praise from artists like Gotye, Frank Turner, and Justin Hayward, and released his debut album, What Just Happened?, this past April.
  • The percussive performances of Quique Sinesi showcase a blend of his global background, drawing from his native Argentina’s tango and folklore, as well as jazz, classical, and world music.