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Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico | December 10, 2015

ZGuitarFest 2016, 13th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival


By Catherine Krantz


13th Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival to be held, March 5 – 13, 2016, in beautiful Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico. 


A week of live music in paradise, the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival comes back in 2016 with more incredible music in a beautiful beach front setting. Over thirteen years, this non-profit festival has become world renowned for showcasing world class music and creating a unique environment that has delighted American, Canadian and Mexican tourists every year.  The internationally acclaimed musicians come to sunny Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, from all across the globe. This year, invited artists will be coming from as far away as Pakistan, Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Spain, Switzerland, and as close as Mexico, the US and Canada. They will be solos, duos and trios performing blues, classical, flamenco, rock, pop, jazz, and more. The ZIGF offers a week of beach concerts and gala shows in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.


A great vacation destination for the entire family, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has two championship golf courses, is ranked second in the world for sailfishing, and has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, great for snorkeling, surfing, sun bathing or swaying in a hammock. There are a wide array of accommodations from budget to five star, and culinary delights from traditional and authentic Mexican to inspired international fare that is second to none. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a wonderful beach destination and there is no more perfect time to visit than when the streets are full of music. Event cover charges are very accessible, from $150 – 250 pesos ($10-20 USD) per person, with week-long passes available for around $1500 pesos ($110 USD) and special VIP passes available for around $3,300 pesos ($250 USD), free to the public events are also held, events are held nightly from March 6 – 15, 2015.


The ZIGF is a non-profit community sponsored festival, all organizers are volunteers and the musicians perform for free. A percentage of proceeds each year go to support local arts and culture projects in the community. The festival is a well-loved annual event in Zihuatanejo and the entire community gets behind it.

Go to the festival website  to find out all about the 2016 event.

You can also see a sneak peek on the 2016 lineup and get news on our 2016 Facebook page ZIGF 2016