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Regarding the SIU Guitar Festival 2020 (7th edition)

We are always looking forward to the SIU Guitar Festival. Over the years we have enjoyed a national and international roster of artists coming from Brazil, Serbia, Australia, México, and Puerto Rico.

Unfortunately, the situation the world is in due to the COVID pandemic makes it almost impossible to present a festival such as ours. For example, at the moment only a small cluster of countries is within our access and in turn, people from few places can come due to travel restrictions.

I would like that the next time we gather for the festival we can all enjoy each other’s company and only think about our love for guitar music.

I regret to inform you that this year we won’t be having the guitar festival. In the meantime, let's cherish what we have enjoyed over the years. We will be back and stronger than ever.


Dr. Isaac Lausell
Associate Professor & Artistic Director of the SIU Guitar Festival

Donations and sponsorship

We have opportunities for local and national business and enterprises interested in sponsoring the guitar festival. For more detailed information of the levels of sponsorship, contact Dr. Isaac Lausell at