First Corvallis Guitar Festival

Thank you to everyone who came to the First Corvallis Guitar Festival June 9th and 10th and joined in the fun and enjoyed the amazing talent we had on stage. Our headline artist Adam del Monte put on a fantastic concert of classical and flamenco music on Saturday night and wowed the audience. If you missed it, check out this snippet of his concert…


@adamdelmonte tearing up some #bulerias on his encore for the recent #CorvallisGuitarFestival #flamencoguitar #corvallisguitarsociety #guitarfestival

Posted by Berto Boyd – Flamenco Guitarist and Composer on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

His Master Class Saturday morning was very insightful and I would like to thank local students Devon, Nathan, Paige, and Raven who took to the stage to perform for Adam during that session.

The workshops that were free and open to the public on Saturday afternoon were very well attended and people relished the chance to learn from some of the great local teachers & performers we have in Corvallis including Mickey Jones and Berto Boyd. And rising star Jaxon Williams, an Oregonian and Fulbright Scholar who opened the festival for us on Friday night with a wonderful performance and a great program, and shared his insights into what makes him so good with our workshop attendees. Thank you Jaxon!

We were very pleased with the turnout which surpassed our expectations and more so with the tremendous enthusiasm expressed by everyone who came. I would like to express my gratitude to the Benton County Cultural Coalition whose grant made this event possible as well as to our sponsors Shelton Faretta Guitars, Cordoba Guitars, Jon Sharp Guitar and Tom Strini.

I would like to thank Wayne and Lily from Hilltop Music, Phoenix Oregon, who displayed wonderful collection of fine instruments, current and historical, for our festival including a Hernandez guitar from 1922.

And finally thank you to our Board members for the hours of hard work they put in voluntarily. We are already looking forward to the Second Corvallis Guitar Festival!