Local musicians play during the annual acoustic guitar concert at the Cuesta Performing Arts Center.
Photo by Rachel Barnes/Cuestonian
By Rachel Barnes
The Cuesta Performing Arts Center was packed Friday Sept. 1 as locals flocked to the campus to attend Cuestaâ€™s 10th annual Acoustic Guitar Concert.
Jennifer Martin, the coordinator of the event as well as the conductor of Cuestaâ€™s Wind Ensemble, told the audience, â€œYou have broken an attendance record,â€ with 327 people attending.
There were six artists performing including Scottish artist Tony McManus.
â€œWithout hyperbole we will say heâ€™s one of the finest guitar players in the world,â€ Martin said of McManus.
Among the performers was Cuesta teacher Jeff Miley. There were a variety of genres played and a mixture of original songs, folk tunes, and songs from movie soundtracks.
The group of performers, also including locals Martin Paris, Tim Pacheco, and Dorian Michael, performed one at a time in an order. After intermission, McManus performed solo on the stage for a couple of songs before the group performed a final song together.