The Southern Guitar Festival
The annual Southern Guitar Festival and Competition takes place June 7 – 9 at Richland Library Main in Columbia. This multi-day festival features world-renown guitarists in concerts, workshops, and lectures, plus an international solo and ensemble competition. The guitar competition includes divisions for elementary/middle school, high school, and college/professional level classical guitarists. The event also offers a division for non-classical guitar players (Guitar Idol SC). All concerts and workshops are free and open to the public.