Want to play in Zihua?  See submission details below as well as our terms & conditions
Artist submissions open May 1 and close July 31

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is a non-profit festival that brings together musicians from all over the world.  The festival provides airfare, food and hotel accommodations but no pay.  Musicians are allowed to sell merchandise, the festival retains 10% of sales.
Many of our artists are internationally renowned, some are even winners of the music industry`s highest honors.  Musicians love the festival and many apply to come back every year – the friendships and musical partnerships that have been born from our late night jam sessions are legendary.  International tours, recording projects, artist exchanges and residency scholarships all bear witness to the extraordinary talent that the ZIGF attracts and the wonderful music that is created here.  The ZIGF is a unique cultural exchange, unlike any festival that you have ever been to.

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is a GUITAR festival for GUITARISTS only.
Submissions by musicians other than guitarists will not be considered.
In other words, full bands, even if they have 1 or more guitarists, will not be considered. Singers or other artists who wish to accompany a guitarist but that do not play guitar themselves will not be considered.
We welcome applications from guitarists from anywhere in the world, in solo, duo or trio configurations and from any genre including flamenco, classical, blues, folk, jazz, pop, singer-songwriter, rock, etc.
Artists must be available for the entire duration of the festival.
Artists under representation are welcome to apply, but we reserve the right to negotiate and coordinate directly with the artist.

Sound like something you might enjoy?

Then please open and download the following 3 documents:

Submission Info  (pdf)

Artist Questionnaire  (word doc.)

Terms & Conditions (pdf)

Before submitting your application, please read our Terms & Conditions. All invited artists will be required to acknowledge and sign these terms before acceptance to the festival. If you agree and would like to apply, submit the following materials by email to:

Artist Lineup is announced in the fall. Meanwhile, you can keep up with us via our website or facebook

Thanks very much for your time and for sharing your music with us!

Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival Selections Committee













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