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Guitar Art summer festival in Herceg Novi 2019
August 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Guitar Art Summer Fest represents a place and a concept that the guitar has taken on the steps of history. For ten years, the guitar sounds have been echoing through stone, rising and falling for the 100 001st times. The now renowned guitar sound is echoing through the streets of the old town and forcing our narrow, steep streets to it. It is no longer a secret. It is a tradition that begins at dusk when the lanterns are slowly lighting up in the Marka Cara’s street. Then the familiar footsteps start to echo through the old town, and at the same time, the sound of brass starts to spread. This creates a symphony before the concert evening, which enchants random passers-by and intentional experienced travellers.
Thus, residents of Herceg Novi create their distinctive music with their steps, making each step a tone, intonation and a signal for the start of the concert. By tacit agreement and birthright, each one has its place. They have been building it over the last ten years. This place was not given to them, because the festival is not someone’s, but theirs. Any respected individual, who is a part of the audience of this romantic coastal and above all a guitar festival, has been a part of the creation of this place for the last ten years. They come together and stand proudly as hosts of the evening, letting the waves of guitar sounds to haunt the city walls once again.
Herceg Novi has always been and will remain the centre and an inspiration to artists. After decades of the festival, guitarists from all around the world know about the city of art in Boka Bay. Many stories have been told about the audience that closely monitors every tone, gratefully applauds for every musical masterpiece and proudly welcomes artists to whom it provides immeasurable inspiration. In that way, the Guitar Art Summer Fest has become a secret link between the guitarists and people of Herceg Novi.