"The guitar is a whole lot more than a guitar...
there's a whole attitude towards life wrapped up in it" (Charles Fox)
SB Acoustic ~ an Ongoing Series of Live
International Acoustic Music Concerts
& Annual Handmade Guitar Exhibition
Fingerstyle & Jazz
Gypsy & Flamenco
Americana & Blues
Slack Key & more
at SOhO in Beautiful Downtown Santa Barbara
"It’s one the most beautiful experiences I know. Someone has spent a lifetime learning how to get the most beautiful sound possible out of an instrument that someone else has spent a lifetime learning how to build those sounds into…and we come together to play what a similar human has done with writing music. And finally, the whole thing merges when fellow music lovers come to hear and see it all. Many good things happen in this life, but none better than this." (Michael Chapdelaine)
"The Celebration was one of the all around most meaningful and entertaining experiences I have ever had and I thank you from the bottom of my heart..." (SBAIC'16 attendee)
Fall '21 Concerts
The fall season of 5 concerts is only $110 per person with reserved seating.
ONLY ONE PAIR OF SEASON TIX REMAINING!
Individual concerts are available through SOhO.
All shows start at 7:30pm. Come early for dinner.
Vax card (or negative test within 72 hours if medially unable to be vax'd) required.
It's the best bargain for live acoustic music, anywhere, anytime.
Reopening Concert with Willie Watson (USA) 9/19/21 $25
and Svea Norton (USA)
Luca Stricagnoli (Italy) 10/17/21 $22
Laurence Juber (Britain/USA) 10/24/21 $22
Marley's Ghost (USA) 11/7/21 $22
double concert with Jon Wilcox & Friends
J2B2 | John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
featuring Herb Pederson - 11/21/21 $35 On Sale 8/6
Winter/Spring '22 Concerts
The winter/spring season of 7 concerts is only $150 per person with reserved seating, and if available will go on sale in November 2021.
Current Acoustic Club members have the first right
to retain their seats for the next series - only one pair is available.
Individual concerts will be available through SOhO closer to concert dates.
All shows start at 7:30pm ~ Come early for dinner.
SBAcoustic is the best bargain for live acoustic music, anywhere, anytime.
Calum Graham (Canada) 1/23/22 $22
Trace Bundy (USA) 2/6/22 $25
Carl Verheyen Acoustic Blues Band (USA) 3/6/22 $22
Andres Vadin Flamenco Trio (Cuba) 3/27/22 $25
Sean McGowan (USA) & Pierre Bensusan (France) 4/17/22 $22
TransAtlantic Gypsy Jazz Trio (USA/Germany) 5/15/22 $30
Richard Smith, Joscho Stephan & Rory Hoffman
Joe Robinson (Australia/USA) 6/5/22 $25
Clive Carroll (Britain) 10/23/22
The Idiomatiques (US) Fall/22
KoMaGa Trio (Japan/USA)
Nick Charles (Australia)
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Since 2016 we have been fortunate to host live music by many of the world’s great string players:
A Call 2 Peace
Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan
Ken Emerson & Kimo West
Nina Gerber & Chris Webster
Trevor Gordon Hall
The Hot Club of Nashville
Sam ’n’ Ash
The Transatlantic Trio
Dani Vargas & Jenna Columbet
Acoustic Music & the Guitar
"Acoustic music is the timeless sound of nature and resonating materials – wood, bone, gourd, gut and skin. It predates the spoken language of modern culture, crossing all borders and barriers. It speaks to great, universal truths of very personal, yet familiar stories. Those stories keep legacies alive, allow them to be shared, and create new ones going forward".
(Derek Johnson aka Musicalist)
Music is unparalleled in its impact across civilization; it is infinite and evolving across time, place, religion and culture. It is the door to our souls, the balm for our spirit, an inspiration to feel deeply, our common language, and the heart of community.
The humble guitar is known for its enormous musical versatility across all cultures and genres. It has been the voice of people to tell their stories, attainable to anyone regardless of wealth or social status.
"The guitar can truly change the world...we've seen that in ministry and education;
it has affected international borders. It's a very dangerous tool." (Richard Hoover, with a smile)
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