The Municipality of Lagoa, as part of its program of cultural events for the town, will hold in September and October this year the IV INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF LAGOA, integrated in the spirit that in 2017 the municipality dedicated to the theme " Heritage, looking at the past, towards the future ".

It is in this context that the IV INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF LAGOA is inserted, aiming for a program with diverse musical languages, interpreted by national and international musicians and offered in the most emblematic sites, monuments and infrastructures such as the cultural spaces par excellence of the municipality of Lagoa , namely: Senhora da Rocha, the Amphitheatre of the Footbridge of Carvoeiro, the Igreja Matriz of Lagoa and the Municipal Auditorium.

The proposal for this year seeks, therefore, to respect the pertinence of offering the combination of eclectic sounds and a diverse and dynamic musical culture and genre with the recognition and status in contemporary artistic practice, in a physical environment of great monumental and environmental singularity.

The Festival's role is also an opportunity to give life to the cultural heritage of Lagoa, highlighting not only the effort that the cultural program of the municipality reveals, but equally the stimulus and the mood manifested, contributing to regional pride and enthusiasm.

We acknowledge, therefore, that the IV INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF LAGOA, will once again be the focus of unique tourist attention and will contribute to the image and notoriety of the town across borders, increasing in a dynamic way the tourism in the county and in Algarve.

We are, therefore, looking forward to a Festival that tells us about the Guitar, its performers and its music. As always, the Municipality of Lagoa will seek to reach all those who live in the immediate vicinity and its surrounding area, the usual visitors and all those who occasionally come to us expressly to attend the International Guitar Festival. Our aim is to provide a program of excellence to all of them.

Org: AGA - Associação de Guitarra do Algarve; Município de Lagoa


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