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  • $12,800… 62 backers… 21 days. We did it!

 

THANK YOU to our amazing group of ZIGF Super Fans who backed our 2015 ZIGF Kickstarter Campaign!

We will be contacting you in the coming weeks to confirm your reward and information.

Now it’s time for the organizing committee to get to work, to buy plane tickets, book vendors & venues and make the 2015 Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival our best ever!

2015 ZIGF Tickets On Sale Now!

Did you miss our Kickstarter campaign? Don’t worry!

You can still buy your passes for ZIGF 2015 via the FlavorUs box office!

 

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Founders’ Club: $250 USD (approx. 3355 MXN)
includes VIP access to private artist events; entrance & reserved seating at opening & closing concerts; in & out privileges to all beach and gala dinners

Platinum Pass: $110 USD (approx. 1475 MXN)
includes in & out privileges to opening concert, closing jam, all beach and gala concerts

Opening/Closing Concerts: $20 USD cover charge (approx 270 MXN)

Beach Shows: $15 USD cover charge (approx 200 MXN)

Gala Dinners / Gala Cocktails: $20 USD cover charge (approx 270 MXN)

 

Prices only cover the cost of entrance. Food and drink prices are extra. Gala Dinners / Cocktails have limited seating. You must make a reservation to ensure entrance. The venues and complete schedule as well as reservations information will be posted November 2014. (This applies to Founders’ Club, Platinum Pass and individual ticket holders.)

 


 

Passes will be available for pick up 1 week prior to the opening concert at festival headquarters. Ticket office hours and location TBA. Passes can also be picked up at the “Will Call” table at the opening concert at the entrance near Bistro del Mar on Playa Madera.

 

 

The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is thrilled to announce our 2015 Artists:

José Luis Cobo

from Zihuatanejo, MÉXICO
(son, trova, Latin)

Asif Sinan

from Karachi, PAKISTAN
(contemporary fusion – jazz & Indian Classical, Sufi)

Axemunkee & Mary Zoo

from Boston, MA, USA / Switzerland
(rock)

Bobby Hamrick & Jim McCormick

from Nashville, TN, USA
(country, singer-songwriter)

The Croweaters

from San Francisco, CA, USA
(folk, country, rock, jazz)

Duo Agogo

from Melbourne, Australia
(Brazilian choro music)

Fausto Palma & Morgan Szymanski

from DF, MÉXICO
(world music)

Hogan & Moss

from Marfa, TX, USA
(scorch folk)

Kristin Sweetland

from Toronto, CANADA
(folk / rock)

Magela Oquendo Romero

from Havana, CUBA
(classical guitar)

Silvina López & Diego Martín Castro

from Cordoba / Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
(Argentinean folk music)

Tres Hombres

from Dallas, TX, USA
(flamenco, latin, fusion)

Diego García “El Twanguero”

from Madrid, SPAIN
(Spanish finger style, Latin-Twang)

(click any artist photo or name to be taken to their full bio
with videos & social media links)

 

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About ZIGF

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The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is a community-funded, musician-supported festival that puts on a world class show with a tiny budget and a group of big-hearted volunteers, every March on the beautiful Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico. We are all about stringssandsunsets

Guitarists from all genres – rock, pop, jazz, blues, flamenco, Americana, classical, world fusion – and from all corners of the globe come together for a week of camaraderie and musical collaboration.

Playa la Ropa in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zee-wah-tan-ae-HO…

You may recognize the name from the movie, The Shawshank Redemption or maybe it’s been whispered like the waves in your dreams. Zihuatanejo is a little beach town on a beautiful bay on the Pacific coast of Mexico. We are just a 10 minute drive from the resort town of Ixtapa for a vacation that offers the best of both worlds – the traditions and color of a Mexican fishing village and access to modern luxury in our gorgeous hotels, some of which are regularly listed in Top 10 lists in magazines such as Travel & Leisure and Conde Naste Gold.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is ranked second in the world for sail fishing and there are several prime surf spots within an hours’ drive (as well as some fun breaks right on the bay at Playa las Gatas!). Walk around our cozy downtown and you’ll find international gourmet cuisine as well as authentic Mexican fare that is as delicious as it is economical. We have a wide variety of shopping in clothing boutiques, art galleries and artisan markets. Fill your market bag at our traditional central mercado or visit our modern grocery stores including a Comercial Mexicana and Sams Club.

With miles of pristine beaches for swimming, snorkeling or swaying in a hammock, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a vacation destination for the entire family, for poets, for sport-enthusiasts. Come for a romantic getaway, for a reunion with friends or to simply reconnect with nature and yourself.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the 2015 Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival?

March 6-15, 2015

You can view our working schedule now HERE and come back to our website in November for the full schedule and venue listing along with a downloadable/printable program.

 

Who are the artists who will be playing at the 2015 Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival?

Our 2015 festival will feature a few returning favorites from festivals past and some new exciting acts. They will be traveling from Switzerland, Spain, Pakistan, Cuba, Argentina, Canada, the United States and Mexico City, all to share the festival stage here in beautiful Zihuatanejo.

CLICK HERE to view our entire lineup of artists, read their bios and watch videos.

 

When & How can I buy passes for the 2015 festival?

Today! Pre-sales Platinum Passes and Founders’ Club memberships are now available through our FlavorUs Box Office.

Platinum Passes are $110 USD (approx. 1475 MXN) include in & out privileges to opening concert, closing jam, all beach and gala concerts.

Want even more access? Join our Founders’ Club for $250 USD (approx. 3355 MXN). Founders’ Club members receive VIP access to private artist events; entrance & reserved seating at opening & closing concerts; in & out privileges to all beach and gala dinners; limited-edition 2015 ZIGF commemorative t-shirt.

If you do not wish to pre-purchase your Platinum Pass or Founders’ Club membership now, you will still be able to purchase it in person at our ticket office beginning February 25, 2015.

*Prices only cover the cost of entrance. Food and drink prices are extra. Gala Dinners / Cocktails have limited seating. You must make a reservation to ensure entrance. The venues and complete schedule as well as reservations information will be posted November 2014. (This applies to Founders’ Club, Platinum Pass and individual ticket holders.)

 

What about tickets to an individual event?

Tickets for individual events will be available at the door.

Individual ticket prices are as follows:
Opening/Closing Concerts: $20 USD cover charge
Beach Shows: $15 USD cover charge
Gala Dinners / Gala Cocktails: $20 USD cover charge

*Prices only cover the cost of entrance. Food and drink prices are extra. Gala Dinners / Cocktails have limited seating. You must make a reservation to ensure entrance. The venues and complete schedule as well as reservations information will be posted November 2014. (This applies to Founders’ Club, Platinum Pass and individual ticket holders.)

 

I bought a Platinum Pass/Founders’ Club membership through the Kickstarter Campaign. What do I do now?

Thank you for being one of our amazing Kickstarter backers! We will be contacting you soon to confirm your information and your reward selection.

 

Where & When is the Opening Concert?

The 2015 ZIGF Opening Concert will be held on Sunday, March 8 on Playa Madera in Zihuatanejo. We will have the entire beach cordoned off for an amazing beach concert experience with seating for 1000 and local restaurants will be offering a wide variety of delicious and affordable food.

The festival will again be operating a beer tent with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink service at accessible prices.

There are 3 public access entrances to the beach: the main street access at Hotel Palacios in Colonia Madera, stair access from Calle Adelita or via the Madera beach walkway which is entered via foot bridge near the archeological museum in Centro. If you are picking up a Founder’s Club or Platinum Pass, these will be available at the “Will Call” table at the main street access entrance, located in front of Bistro del Mar restaurant.

The Opening Concert is an exciting musical extravaganza with four hours of incredible international music. Each artist will perform 2-3 songs to offer a preview of the musical magic that is to come throughout the week! The cover charge is $20 USD per person (270 MXN) – that’s right, $20 USD for FOUR HOURS of music!

Doors open at 6pm. The concert starts at 7pm and ends around 10pm. Seating is 1st come, 1st serve – we have plenty of seats so there is no need to show up hours early. (You won’t be allowed to enter before 6 anyway!)

**Founders’ Club members have reserved front-row seating at the Opening and Closing Concerts!**

 

When and where will the other concerts be?

We will have nightly beach and gala concerts Monday through Friday of the festival as well as special workshops, the free children’s concert, our public presentation in La Cancha and our closing jam concert on Playa Madera.. You can view a working schedule HERE. A more detailed schedule with artist listings and venues will be announced November 2014. Check back soon!

 

Where is La Cancha?

La Cancha (the court) is the waterfront town square in downtown Zihuatanejo on Paseo del Pescador. It is named for the basketball court at its center and is sometimes referred to as the Zocalo which is the traditional term for a town square in Mexico. Ask any taxi to take you to “La caan-cha” and they will know exactly where you want to be.

 

Are kids welcome at the festival?

Children are very welcome at the festival! The opening/closing concerts and beach shows are in open air with plenty of space which makes them quite kid friendly. The galas are sit down dinners in upscale restaurants, often featuring classical music which requires quiet attention. Please use your best judgement to decide if galas are an appropriate choice for your children. Children under 4 are FREE. 12 and under are half-price.

Don’t forget our FREE Children’s Concert on Wednesday from 1:30 – 3 PM at Central Social!

 

Can you recommend a place to stay?

Yes! This year we are partnering with some of our favorite local boutique hotels to offer great discounts to our fans for the week of our festival! Everyone one of our Accommodations Partners has amazing views, exceptional service and has been a long time supporter of the festival. Visit our Accommodations Page for more information on these great hotels – and their awesome ZIGF discounts!

We will be updating our FAQs as we finalize details and near the date of the 2015 festival.

Have another question? Please contact us with any concerns, questions or comments!

 

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The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival has been fortunate to partner with very generous and enthusiastic partners over the years. These are the small businesses, hotels, restaurants and organizations who are making Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo a beautiful and friendly place to live and make music all year long. We encourage you to help us support the local businesses who support us!

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