The fifth annual Sebastopol Guitar Festival
once again celebrates America’s favorite instrument with concerts, classes, panel discussions and more. Headlining this year’s fest is Gypsy-jazz band the Black Market Trust, who combine Django Reinhardt’s fingerpicking style and the Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies for a fresh mix of music. Also on the bill is veteran guitarist Mike Dowling, who will lead a workshop in which he shares fingerpicking tricks and slide-guitar techniques. Local performers include Kevin Russell, Teja Gerken and others, who all contribute for a full day of festive music on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris St., Sebastopol. Noon to 10pm. $28–$35. 707.823.1511.