The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival,

Mission Statement

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival, governed by ZI-Guitarfest A.C., a Mexican registered non-profit association, is dedicated to creating an international world class event to bring first rate musicians and appreciative audiences from across the globe to beautiful Zihuatanejo, Mexico, to generate tourism and raise cultural awareness within the community while raising money for art and cultural endeavors in Ixtapa-.Zihuatanejo

About the Festival

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival was founded in 2004 and is a non-profit, community funded festival, a percentage of proceeds each year go toward supporting arts & cultural projects in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. The committee is comprised of volunteers and the musicians themselves provide their services for free. The festival relies on a wide outpouring of community support: individuals and businesses donate funds, meals, airfare, transportation, accommodations and services each year, making the ZIGF a true community event. The festival is held the second week of March each year and offers a week of live music in paradise. The music is world-class and the venues are intimate: hotels, restaurants, bars and live music spots around Zihuatanejo Bay, in central Zihuatanejo and in Ixtapa. Show Venues have seating capacities of 60 to 200 people and Concert Venues have capacities of 200 to 800 people.

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is a guitar festival for guitarists only. The invited artists are guitarists (solos, duos, and trios) specializing in any genre - flamenco, classical, blues, folk, jazz, rock, singer/songwriters - from all across the globe. The musicians receive airfare, accommodations and a week’s vacation in Zihuatanejo, but no pay. Over the years the festival has garnered many fans among artists, most of whom want to return every year and consider it one of their favorite festivals to attend. The intimate venues, the casual laid back atmosphere and the camaraderie among the musicians make the festival a special musical experience. The Lineup is announced in January of each year.