Coming to Cal Poly Arts mid-February are concerts suited for everyone. On Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Cal Poly Arts presents the world music and dance spectacle, Celtic Nights – “Oceans of Hope.” On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30 p.m. is the International Guitar Night with master guitarist demonstrating their awe-inspiring skills.

On Saturday, February 16, Celtic Night – “Oceans of Hope” tells the tale of immigrants directed from Ireland and told through “Irish eyes.” “Oceans of Hope” presents an epic story filled with music, song and dance. Touching upon America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it is a tale of people moving across oceans from all nations to free themselves from hunger, war, persecution and famine as they search for a better place. Student and adult tickets range from $30.40 – $58.

For a preview of Celtic Nights, see here for promo video.

On Wednesday, February 20, International Guitar Night returns to the Performing Arts Center for another guitar concert. Each year founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar. For IGN’s 19th year of touring, Gore has assembled another incredible, dynamic quartet. Guest host Luca Stricagnoli – Italy’s explosive contemporary showman – is joined by two of France’s acclaimed young prodigies: Swing guitarist Antoine Boyer and Flamenco guitarist Samuelito, as well as the ground-breaking Turkish fretless guitarist, Cenk Erdogan.

IGN is North America’s premier mobile guitar festival. Sponsored by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, it is the only production of its kind to have grassroots origins. Ever since its beginning in 1995 in a converted laundromat in the California Bay Area, IGN has featured the best performing guitar composers from around the world. The unique brand of “guitar positivity” the forum provides has helped make IGN the most successful guitar showcase of its kind. Student and adult tickets range from $19.20 – $40.

Here is a small preview of what to expect from International Guitar Night

All tickets may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office from Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at (805)-756-4849; online at calpolyarts.org.

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit calpolyarts.org.