The Brownsville Guitar Ensemble Festival is held at the end of March in Brownsville, Texas.  We run the only national competition for acoustic guitar ensembles and we collaborate with world renown guitarists as feature performers.

BGEF Mission:

  • Give guitar ensembles a venue to show their accomplishments in an encouraging atmosphere
  • Gather young musicians, gifted artists, and outstanding teachers to discover new possibilities for guitar music
  • Support music performance and education at all levels
  • Contribute to the Rio Grande Valley community by bringing outstanding musicians and educators to Brownsville and South Texas  


Guitar Festival External Website


Brownsville Guitar Festival In the News


March 25, 2016 - Ensembles assemble to play at Brownsville Guitar Festival - The Brownsville Herald 

March 23, 2016 - UTRGV Guitar Festival 2016 Showcases Established and New Musical Talent - Los Fresnos News