Become a Member & Order Tickets

As a member of the Minnesota Guitar Society, you receive ticket discounts on all MGS-sponsored events, a year's subscription to the Guitarist and the opportunity to place free classifieds in each issue.

You'll find the ticket and membership information and order form in the July-August 2015 issue of the Guitarist.

Call 612-677-1151 to order Sundin Hall series tickets by phone. Or order online.

Community Concerts

Local musicians offering great music, free to the public - See the Local Series page for details. Concerts are on Saturdays at 2 p.m., are free and open to the public at Hosmer Library located at 347 E. 36th St., Minneapolis, 55408.

To be announced


OpenStage is a structured butinformal way for guitarists of any level to experience the joy of playing for each other. Go to the OpenStage page for more information.

All meeting are on Sundays from 2-4 p.m.

2015-2016 Dates
October 11, 2015
November 8, 2015
December 13, 2015
January 10, 2016
February 14, 2016
March 13, 2016
April 10, 2016
May 8, 2016

OpenStage meets at The Underground Music Cafe in Falcon Heights. It's the same place but a new venue.

Consider joining the Classical Guitar Meetup to get together informally and play with other classical guitarists. All levels welcome. We meet the 3rd Saturday of each month from 2-4pm at the Underground Music Cafe.

Read the Latest Guitarist Newsletter


Past issues of Guitarist newsletter are available on the Newsletter page.

Check Out the Guitar Community Calendar

The community calendar has information on guitar events in our region. You can see or post events on the calendar

John Rankin & Don Vappie

Saturday, February 20th, 8pm at Sundin Hall, Hamline University

John Ranking and Don VappieDon Vappie and John Rankin are two of the best known New Orleans musicians and entertainers. They frequently play together as a duo and in larger ensembles, playing a variety of styles, but honoring New Orleans musical traditions. Together they balance virtuosity with humor and the engaging easy feel that typifies the best of New Orleans music. They both play guitar and sing, although Don is also internationally known as a tenor banjoist (and bass). They started their duo both playing seven string jazz guitars, but now performances include other instruments as well. Their repertoire includes songs and arrangements of Jelly Roll Morton, Danny Barker, Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Sam Morgan, Sidney Bechet, and other masters of early jazz. The great New Orleans R&B era of the '50s, '60s and '70s is also well represented with songs by Earl King, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, James Booker, Huey Piano Smith, Fats Domino, the Meters, etc. Don Vappie (pictured top) starred in the PBS documentary "American Creole: New Orleans Reunion." He was nominated to the Banjo Hall of Fame in 2014. John Rankin (lower photo) was the winner of the 1985 American Finger-Style Guitar Festival, and has won two Big Easy Awards for Best Folk Music.

Brasil Guitar Duo

Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016, 8:00 pm—Sundin Hall

Brasil Guitar DuoThe Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition winner, hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its "maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity," is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series. Its innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a global touring schedule and a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. Brasil Guitar Duo actively strives to expand the repertoire for two guitars, with Lora contributing works of his own and Luiz arranging both classical and Brazilian music. Appearing frequently in diverse non-traditional spaces, the Duo brings a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, Debussy, etc.) combined with the traditional music of its native land (choro, samba, maxixe, and baião). Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for nearly two decades.

Get the MGS Fernandosaur T-Shirt


The Minnesota Guitar Society Fernandosaur t-shirt is a great gift for guitarists. Who wouldn't love a guitar playing dinosaur? You can order them directly from the MGS. Order here or pick one up at an MGS concert.


Buy Sundin Tickets Online

Tickets purchased online more than 10 days in advance will be mailed to the purchaser; all others will be held at the box office. All sales are final.

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2015-2016 Sundin Hall Concert Series At a Glance

Irina Kulikova 9/25/2015

Martha Masters 10/24/2015

Eduardo Fernandez 11/14/2015

Acoustic Jazz Guitarathon 12/5/2015

Ekachai Jearakul 1/23/2016

John Rankin & Don Vappie 2/20/2016

Brasil Guitar Duo 3/26/2016

Ian O'Sullivan 4/23/2015

Classical Guitarathon 6/4/2016

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