Become a Member & Order Tickets

As a member of the Minnesota Guitar Society, you receive ticket discounts on all MGS-sponsored events, a year's subscription to the Guitarist and the opportunity to place free classifieds in each issue.

You'll find the ticket and membership information and order form in this year's Season Brochure.

Call 612-677-1151 to order Sundin Hall series tickets by phone. Or order online.

Community Concerts

Local musicians offering great music, free to the public

Music for a Summer Afternoon — A musical offering by Milena Petkovic

Sunday, August 27, 2 p.m.
Community Room at Silver Lake Village Condos
2407 – 39th Ave. NE, St. Anthony Village, 55421
Seating is limited
RSVP requested: janfillmore@q.com
This event is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

More information in July/August Guitarist

OpenStage

OpenStage is a structured butinformal way for guitarists of any level to experience the joy of playing for each other. Go to the OpenStage page for more information.

All meeting are on second Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

2017-2018 Dates To Be Announced

OpenStage meets at The Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights. It's the same place but a new venue.


Consider joining the Classical Guitar Meetup to get together informally and play with other classical guitarists. All levels welcome. We meet at the Underground Music Cafe. Check the meetup site for the schedule.

Read the Latest Guitarist Newsletter

September/October

Past issues of Guitarist newsletter are available on the Newsletter page.

Check Out the Guitar Community Calendar

The community calendar has information on guitar events in our region. You can see or post events on the calendar

2017-2018 Sundin Hall Season Opens with Phil Heywood and Tim Sparks

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 pm— Sundin Hall

 

Classical Guitarathon Permormers

Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood are two of the reasons why Minnesota is known nationwide as a hotbed for acoustic fingerstyle guitar. Both guitarists are widely recognized for their solo careers and have inspired seasoned pros and aspiring students alike with their unique talents. Both are former National Fingerpicking Champions who have gone on to release numerous recordings and compile lengthy performance resumés. About ten years ago Tim and Phil began to work up duets and perform together. They've built an exciting and wide-ranging repertoire drawing from American folk/blues/early jazz roots, some brilliant forays into "world" music, and a few well-chosen pop obscurities. The two have honed a dynamic concert format that showcases each guitarist's solo selections and culminates in the full glory of two world-class fingerpickers going at it together. This Sundin Hall performance offers a rare Twin Cities opportunity to hear Tim Sparks and Phil Heywood in a true concert setting.

Tim Sparks has been redefining the acoustic guitar repertoire since he won the National Fingerpicking Championship in 1993 with a ground breaking arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Sparks continues to surprise, challenge, and thrill audiences with his diverse repertoire and stunning technique. Equally at home with Country Blues, Jazz or World Music, Sparks' extraordinary ability has earned him an international reputation as one of the most innovative guitarists working today.

Phil Heywood has been based in the Twin Cities since the mid-1980s, performing locally and regionally while also establishing himself in the greater guitar and acoustic music world. In 1986 he won the National Fingerpicking Championship, and followed up a year later by winning the American Fingerstyle Guitar Festival Competition in Milwaukee. He has appeared on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, where he was thrilled to play a tune with legendary guitarist Chet Atkins. Phil has performed with just about every Twin Cities acoustic guitar luminary (including Tim Sparks, Dean Magraw, Pat Donohue, Dakota Dave Hull, Peter Lang, Spider John Koerner, Billy McLaughlin), and has opened shows for such national artists as Norman Blake, John Renbourn, Greg Brown, Chris Smither and John Hammond. The most recent of Phil's six CDs is entitled Rollin' On, released in late 2014.

Get the MGS Fernandosaur T-Shirt

Quaternaglia

The Minnesota Guitar Society Fernandosaur t-shirt is a great gift for guitarists. Who wouldn't love a guitar playing dinosaur? You can order them directly from the MGS. Order here or pick one up at an MGS concert.


 

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Tickets purchased online more than 10 days in advance will be mailed to the purchaser; all others will be held at the box office. All sales are final. Series Tickets - All 9 Concerts



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2017-2018 Sundin Hall Concert Series At a Glance

Phil Heywood & Tim Sparks
Saturday, September 23

Meng Su
Friday, October 20

Issam Rafea (solo Oud)
Saturday, November 11

GFA winner Xavier Jara
Saturday, December 9

Lute-a-Thon
Saturday, January 20

Montenegrin Duo
Friday, February 16

Emanuele Buono
Saturday, March 17

Petra Poláčková
Saturday, April 21

Classical Guitarathon
Saturday, June 2

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