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Lord of the Strings Concerts has been bringing the finest musicians to Southern California since 2002. The Orange County Register called President & Founder Tim Johnson the "Guitar Hero."

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THE BLACK MARKET tRUST

The Black Market Trust are an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a high energy, crowd pleasing performance filled with some of the best songs ever written.

One show only
Mission Viejo Civic Center
Saturday - December 3rd
​Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

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New Project (1)

PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO & SPECIAL GUEST

Peppino plays steel-string guitar with virtuosity and complexity…Influences are as far-flung as the flamenco work of Paco de Lucia and the pop sensibility of the Beatles, evident in the songs he’s written, which brim with memorable melodies.

Dana Point Community House  
Saturday - January 14th
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

Adam Rafferty

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Adam began his musical career playing with many Jazz greats in New York City.  In 2006 he got deep into fingerstyle guitar after hearing the one and only Tommy Emmanuel.  Since then he tours worldwide, released several fingerstyle instruction DVDS and amassed over 10 million YouTube views.

One show only
Mission Viejo Civic Center

Saturday - February 11th
​Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

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Clive Carroll - 2

CLIVE CARROLL

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a
sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and
humour that belies his dazzling technical skill. Clive’s masterful
compositions feature influences mined from the delicate
cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative
eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such
as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues!

Mission Viejo Civic Center
Saturday - March 4th
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

Acoustic Eidolon

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON

Acoustic Eidolon, featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada.  With thirteen CDs and two DVDs to their credit, these masterful artists continue to captivate audiences throughout the world with their signature “new acoustic” sound and boundless possibilities in blending Celtic, Americana, World & Flamenco musical influences

One show only
Mission Viejo Civic Center

Saturday -March 18th
​Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

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LAURENCE JUBER

LAURENCE JUBER

GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument.

Mission Viejo Civic Center
Saturday - April 29th
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 pm

Transatlantic Guitar Trio

TRANSATLANTIC GUITAR TRIO

The international “Transatlantic Guitar Trio” has recently become a unique, phonetic highlight. The fingerstyle guitar champion Richard Smith (UK), the gypsy jazz virtuoso Joscho Stephan (D) and the brilliant multi-instrumentalist Rory Hoffman (USA) have joined forces in 2019 and have already performed at numerous renowned concert series and at several well-known festivals in the USA. It is unique how they put together jazz ballads, gypsy swing standards, a pinch of pop music and groovy original compositions to create a new whole: the broad repertoire of the “Transatlantic Guitar Trio” and the newly arranged Songs by the great role models such as Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed make the CD of the 3-star guitarists an incomparable experience.

One show only
Mission Viejo Civic Center

MAY 2023 - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
​Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:00 pm