Schedule / Past Festivals

New York Guitar Festival @ The Greene Space

The fourth and final night of the 2022 festival features the space-Americana and pastoral country stylings of guitarist, composer, and collaborator William Tyler.

New York Guitar Festival @ The Greene Space

This third night features Brazilian polymath Badi Assad, who is a guitarist, yes, and…a singer, percussionist, keyboardist, and dancer. Also, on the third night, the possibly cosmic and definitely virtuosic shimmering fire of guitarist and composer Vernon Reid together with multi-instrumentalist Laraaji, perhaps on zither.

New York Guitar Festival @ The Greene Space

Join us for the second of four nights celebrating spectacular guitar talents features American jazz (and country, West African, classical, improvisatory) guitarist, composer, and bandleader Bill Frisell, together with bassist, guitarist, and pedal steel player Luke Bergman.

New York Guitar Festival @ The Greene Space

This is the first of four nights of a celebration of today’s most dazzling guitar talents and features Malian guitar virtuoso Vieux Farka Touré, son of the legendary West African blues guitarist Ali Farka Touré and a leading figure on the global music scene.

The New York Guitar Festival pays tribute to trailblazing classical guitar icon Julian Bream (1933-2020) with a week of online performances

The 2021 New York Guitar Festival (NYGF) pays tribute to the iconic classical guitarist Julian Bream with an online series of concerts beginning July 14.

an on-line performance series exploring the music of blind blues musician, Rev. Gary Davis. Featuring: Warren Haynes, Larkin Poe, Bill Frisell, Fantastic Negrito, Rosanne Cash, Amythyst Kiah, Jorma Kaukonen, Dom Flemons, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams



We hope you are healthy and safe out there. While plans for the New York Guitar Festival this year had to be adjusted for obvious reasons, we’re excited to share with you what we are up to.

a free tribute concert celebrating blues legend Memphis Minnie

The 2019 edition of the New York Guitar Festival celebrates 20 years of live concerts, panels, and workshops that span the huge range of the guitar.  And it celebrates one of the instrument’s pivotal but overlooked figures: Memphis Minnie.  “Memphis Minnie was an incredible force during one of the most trying times for a black woman to be a performer in popular music in America

For the New York Guitar Festival’s 20th Anniversary, the Festival and WNYC’s New Sounds combine forces once again, this time for a celebration of the music of Memphis Minnie

For this concert presented by the New York Guitar Festival and WNYC’s New Sounds, Fabi Reyna acts as guest curator.

Los Sonidos de España/The Sounds of Spain

New York Guitar Festival proudly welcomes back Sharon Isbin, whose performance last year was a major highlight of the 2017 Festival. This time, Isbin’s program will feature a combination of solos and duos with her guest, the Brazilian jazz guitarist Romero Lubambo.