Classic guitar music meets global flair at the Santa Clarita International Guitar Festival. This year, it’s held on Saturday, October 12th, starting at 8 PM at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center on the campus of the College of the Canyons.
The celebration of the incredible artistry found in guitar playing boasts an incredible lineup this year. Artists include the Independent Music Award-winner José Antonio Rodríguez from Spain, Latin Grammy-winning composer Yalil Guerra from Cuba, and Grammy Award-winning Scott Tennant from the United States.
The Performing Arts Center is a one-of-a-kind destination in the Santa Clarita Valley. It offers a beautifully crafted stage with over 7,500 square feet of performance space, along with a state-of-the-art sound system designed to enhance every show. It boasts 886 seats for an intimate musical experience.
Due to limited seating, it’s important to book your tickets and make reservations as soon as possible.
Making It a Weekend to Remember
If you are coming from out of state to attend the Santa Clarita International Guitar Festival, you should plan on making it a weekend to remember. Book your room at one of the great local hotels and enjoy all the area has to offer. A top choice is the Hyatt Regency Valencia, located less than 5 minutes away from the Performing Arts Center. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after the festival. Another popular option is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Valencia is a great option for visitors. Newly renovated and offering great amenities, this is a well-reviewed option.
Dining is easy with the Greater Pacific Restaurant located inside the Hyatt. This sea-to-table restaurant offers fresh seafood from deep Pacific waters, paired with the freshest, seasonal vegetables, for delicious pleasure. Diners can enjoy lunch, dinner, sushi, dessert, drinks, and spirits within its casual elegance. If you desire something different, there are several restaurants in downtown Santa Clarita, ranging from sit-down casual to fast food.
No Shortage of Fun
Making a weekend out of the Festival is easy in Santa Clarita. There is plenty to do in almost every direction. Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor are just a couple of miles away. Kids and adults can enjoy these popular parks. The Mountasia Family Fun Center offers a great time with everything from bumper cars to mini-golf to rock climbing walls. The Gibbon Conservation Center offers the chance to see these rare primates in their rain forest habitat.
Want a bit of adventure? Hike up to see the ruins of the St. Francis Dam. It’s a challenging hike, but the scenery and history are well worth the climb. Just remember to bring some water along for the journey.
If shopping is more your thing, The Westfield Valencia Town Center and the Valencia Marketplace are less than a mile from the hotel. They offer shops, spas, and restaurants of all sorts. You can spend the day browsing, grabbing lunch, and relaxing before the performance in the evening.
Love golf? The TPC Valencia and the Vista Valencia Golf Course are just down the road, offering beautiful vistas, championship courses, and relaxing clubhouses. Spend the day on the course and the night listening to classical guitar music at the Festival.
Enjoy your weekend at the Santa Clarita International Guitar Festival this October. Book your hotel and tickets soon so you don’t miss out.
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