The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is a nonprofit association that is dedicated to creating an international world class event, bring first rate musicians and appreciative audiences from across the globe, generate tourism and raise cultural awareness within the community while raising money for art and cultural endeavors in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Founded in 2004, the festival has grown every year in prestige, talent and size. ZIGF is truly a community festival and we rely heavily on support from our audience, our community, and the musicians themselves, who donate their time and talent in exchange for a week with us here in paradise.

The operations of the festival are carried out by a volunteer organizing committee and dedicated community members who volunteer in the weeks leading up to and during the festival.

Individuals and businesses donate funds, meals, airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, audio/visual services and more, making this a genuine community celebration.

2019 Organizing Committee

Heidi Nygård, Operations Director

José Luis Cobo, Artist Ambassador

Miguel Angel de la Barrera Espino,  Administration

Catherine Krantz, International Promotion

Phillip Miller, Sound technician

Kenny Jones, Venue Coordinator

Margaret Reid & Julia Sumner, Photographers

Carlos Ríos, Onsite Artist Coordinator

Leticia Rodríguez, Translation

Ana Delia Castro Barrios, Bar Manager

Gabriela Velázquez, Graphic Design

Jorge Luis Delgado Perez, Local Promotion



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