Northwest Guitar Festival

When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through April 13 2014

If you’ve ever wanted to gain a deeper appreciation of the guitar and its many melodies and techniques, now is the chance. The 23rd annual Northwest Guitar Festival features a guitar competition showcasing some of the best upcoming artists in the area, as well as classes and lectures. The festival also includes concerts by five acclaimed and accomplished guitarists from around the world, including James Reid, a former artist on NPR’s Performance Today; David Feingold, music director at Western Washington University; young virtuoso Mak Grgic; Michael Partington, who mixes old and new styles; and the eclectic, experimental Giacomo Fiore.

Paul Sell

Price: $7-$12