2016 by Phoenix Guitar Society 

pgs at

The Tempe History Museum

Monthly.  All guitar styles.  All ages.  All levels.   

PGS at the Tempe History Museum is an informal, monthly, open-mic style gathering hosted by the Phoenix Guitar Society (PGS). We encourage guitar players of all ages, levels, and styles to gather and share music. Our new monthly meeting space will be hosted in the community room at the Tempe History Museum. A quiet, attentive audience and engaging discussion provide the perfect setting to perform and enjoy guitar music. Please consider joining us the second Sunday of every month between 1:30pm-3:30pm. We start with a performance from our monthly guest artist, and then the stage is opened to any guitarist from the community who wants to perform for a live audience. We look forward to meeting you and hearing you play! 

PGS has a great new stickers with our logo, but you must attend our guest artist series to get one. Show your support for PGS and put it on your guitar case, automobile or where ever you want to display it!


The Guest Artist Series will be on spring break, Sunday, March 8. PGS will not host an event that day, but we will host Noah Pickering on Sunday, April 12. 1:30 at the Tempe History Museum.  

Meet our February Guest Artist - Henry Bayless

















Henry Bayless and an Hour of Brouwer!

Henry Bayless will be our Guest Artist on Sunday, February 9th. Henry finished his studies and now has his Masters in Guitar Performance. He has returned to the Phoenix and will be performing a complete program of works from composer Leo Brouwer. This will be a very exciting performance you do not want to miss! 


Henry Bayless began studying classical guitar in 2008 at Glendale Community College. Since then Henry has studied with Chuck Hulihan, Frank Koonce, Matt Denman, and Lynn McGrath and has performed in master classes for virtuosi Pepe Romero, Andrew York, and William Kanengiser. From 2015-2017 Henry attended Oklahoma City University for graduate studies and served as the director of the Oklahoma Guitar Orchestra. Henry has also served as a guest conductor for the Romero Guitar Institute and had the privilege of conducting the Romero Guitar Quartet in 2016 and Pepe Romero in 2018. In 2017 Henry began his career in guitar education at John Marshall Mid-High School while completing his graduate studies. In July of 2018 Henry began a yearlong service program in arts education through ArtistYear. Through the program Henry was able to teach over 500 kids in 7 schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. After completing his year of service with ArtistYear in July 2019 Henry accepted a full-time position teaching guitar and general music at Academies of Math and Science. Since beginning his studies Henry has been fascinated with the music of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. Henry has performed much of Brouwer’s solo repertoire, his compositions for small guitar ensembles, and Henry has also conducted Brouwer’s music while directing the Oklahoma Guitar Orchestra. Henry has a program of Leo Brouwer’s music prepared for the February meeting of the Phoenix Guitar Society.

809 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282