Peppino D'Agostino plays at Acoustic Franciacorta in ItalyWorld-renowned acoustic guitarist Peppino D’Agostino is coming back to the Foothills stage by popular demand next month! We welcomed Peppino D’Agostino for a very popular live concert a couple of years ago, and received so much positive feedback that we’ve booked Peppino once again. Peppino D’Agostino is slated to give a live concert at the Foothills on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 7:30 pm. If you missed his original Grass Valley appearance, then you’ll definitely want to witness this celebrated guitar virtuoso in person! Buy tickets here for a captivating Peppino D’Agostino performance.
 
Peppino D’Agostino has been acclaimed “a guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine and “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by San Diego Reader. He’s won many coveted guitar awards, including “Best Acoustic Album of All Time” by the Acoustic Guitar’s People’s Choice Awards and “Best Acoustic Guitarist” from Guitar Player magazine.
 
Originating from Italy, D’Agostino has made a considerable mark internationally as a guitar artist. Guitar One has remarked on his “lyrical artistry” and fellow guitarist Adrian Legg describes the “warm humanity” of his playing. The Chicago Tribune praises Peppino’s “virtuosity and complexity” and his gift for composing “memorable melodies.” And Anchorage Daily News calls Pepino an “astonishing entertainer.”
 

Peppino D'Agostino and Mardie Caldwell

Peppino poses with Mardie Caldwell, Founder and Owner of The Foothills Event Center

“Music is not only what you know musically, but also what you experience in life because it is a reflection of our personalities and spirit,” says Peppino. At his concerts, one can feel his heart, spirit, and soul in the music.
 
Acclaimed guitarist Leo Kottke says: “Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces. He’s one of my favorite composers for this cranky instrument. Plus, he’s a tone player. I love his sound…he gets the resin and the wood.”
 
Peppino D’Agostino has a stylistic range that’s stunning: his work spans classical to pop music and includes a range of folk, ethnic, and world styles. To date, Peppino has recorded 18 albums and performed in over 33 countries at international festivals and concert halls. He’s also released a book, New Acoustic Guitar (Warner Bros. Publications) and three instructional/performance DVDs. Along with innovative guitar maker Robert Godin, Peppino designed his signature Seagull guitar. This guitar won a Silver People’s Choice Award for Acoustic Guitar of the Year from Acoustic Guitar magazine.
 
A hot ticket live performer in Europe and North and South America, Peppino charms audiences with captivating performances that become amazing musical experiences. Our doors will open at 6:30 pm for this concert, so you’ll have plenty of time to grab a glass of wine or a beer from the bar before the show starts at 7:30!
 

Know & Go

Who: World-renowned acoustic guitarist Peppino D’Agostino
What: A captivating live concert
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm
Where: The Foothills Event Center, 400 Idaho-Maryland Road in Grass Valley, California
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
VIP Box Seats: $160 (includes one free drink per person, meet and greet, autograph, and private box seating)
VIP Meet and Greet: $40 (includes a free drink, meeting Peppino, and his autograph)
 

 
Here’s a song that Peppino co-wrote with electric guitarist Stef Burns and Italian rockstar Vasco Rossi. It’s received 7 million YouTube hits and reached #1 in the iTunes rock charts in Italy!