The Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival is a nonprofit association that is dedicated to creating an international world class event, bring first rate musicians and appreciative audiences from across the globe, generate tourism and raise cultural awareness within the community while raising money for art and cultural endeavors in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.
Founded in 2004, the festival has grown every year in prestige, talent and size. ZIGF is truly a community festival and we rely heavily on support from our audience, our community, and the musicians themselves, who donate their time and talent in exchange for a week with us here in paradise.
The operations of the festival are carried out by a volunteer organizing committee and dedicated community members who volunteer in the weeks leading up to and during the festival.
Individuals and businesses donate funds, meals, airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, audio/visual services and more, making this a genuine community celebration.
Heidi Nygård, Volunteer Coordinator
José Luis Cobo, Artist Ambassador
Catherine Krantz, International Promotion
Phillip Miller, Sound Technician
Nancy Guerrero, Marketing & Social Media
Juan Galeana, Events Coordinator
Karen Cooper, Photographer Coordinator
Carlos Ríos, MC & Designer
Mariana Sánchez Zoletto, Coordinator of Artists in Place
Ana Delia Castro Barrios, Logistics Coordinator
Paulo Boizo & William Díaz, Sales Coordinators
Morgan Szymanski, P.R.I.S.M.A. Coordinator (Schools Visits)
Marco García, Local Promotion & Designer
Edilma Fernandez, Accommodation & Food Coordinator
Dawn Jones Schmidt, Local Promotion