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Our Mission: Promoting classical guitar through education, recitals and gatherings

Monterey was the first capital of Spanish California. The Spaniards brought the guitar with them, and it was probably the first European instrument played in California. From those humble beginnings the guitar has remained a dynamic force in the musical scene on the Monterey Peninsula.

If you share a passion for the classic guitar or just take pleasure from the music, please come join us -- you need not be a player.

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  • Sat, Jul 20
    Pacific Grove
    Jul 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pacific Grove, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pacific Grove, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
    Bring your guitar and join for this community open mic event presented by The Carmel Guitar Society. Performers will have designated time slots of up to 10 minutes each, RSVP https://forms.gle/1vrx324S8UZE9CVv5. Suggested $5 donation to Carmel Guitar Society welcome.
  • Fri, Jun 14
    Pacific Grove Art Center
    Jun 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
    Jun 14, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Pacific Grove Art Center, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
    Carmel Guitar Society welcomes The Canadian Guitar Quartet for a special LIVE concert at Pacific Grove Art Center. Mark your calendar for this wonderful opportunity to see one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world during their US tour in June! Ticket Price: $25
  • Sun, Apr 28
    World Theater
    Apr 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    World Theater, 5260 6th Ave, Seaside, CA
    Apr 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    World Theater, 5260 6th Ave, Seaside, CA
    Derek Gripper is one of South Africa’s leading guitarists whose love of the kora set him to transcribe and record some of its greatest works, changing the face of classical guitar. This is a FREE CONCERT.
  • Sat, Apr 20
    Pacific Grove
    Apr 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pacific Grove, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
    Apr 20, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Pacific Grove, 568 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950, USA
    Bring your guitar and join for this community open mic event presented by The Carmel Guitar Society. Performers will have designated time slots of up to 10 minutes each, RSVP https://forms.gle/H5fVV5DiHKeJ7WDL6. Admission is free. Suggested $5 donation to Carmel Guitar Society welcome.

THANK YOU

We would like to thank our very generous donors for supporting our programs and grants:

Monterey Peninsula Volunteers

Barnet J. Segal Charitable Trust

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