God bless the guitar! Saturday was a day to celebrate the beloved string instrument, as music lovers and musicians performed and learned more about the guitar at the Southern Guitar Festival and Competition in Columbia.
The two-day festival, hosted at the downtown Richland Library, kicked off Saturday and will resume with competitions, concerts and workshops Sunday.
It’s all free, starting Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the main library branch, 1431 Assembly St., Columbia. For more information, visit www.southernguitarfest.com.