Past Dates

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Manitou Springs Chamber Music Fesival
Lou playing with Youth Chamber Music Ensemble - 2:30 pm
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Price: Free

LVJ will be coaching a string quartet with NYC Maestro, Composer, and renowned pianist, Cullan Bryant from the Manitou Springs Festival Youth Symphony Orchestra.  

Mr. Bryant composed and arranged the String Quartet part for LVJ's guitar composition.

A performance follows four rehearsals.  The string quartet will play with LVJ as guitarist performing his composition, 'THE PEACE CONCERTO" in the Festival Hall on Sunday July 29, 2018 at 2:30 pm.

The Manitou Springs Chamber Music Festival runs from Wednesday July 15th through Sunday July 29th 2018.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Bach's Lunch Concert Series - 12:00 noon
410 South Church Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Price: $10 at the door

Bring a lunch and enjoy LVJ's innovative guitar music.  He will play many of his newest compositions to entertain you on a Tuesday afternoon!

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Winters Guitar Festival
Winters Guitarfest - June 29 to June 30, 2018
Palms Playhouse
Winters, CA
(530) 795-1795
Price: 2-day pass....$50.00

Two Days Of Exquisite Acoustic Guitars

The second annual Winters Guitarfest, which as the name implies celebrates the variety, beauty, durability, and sounds of the acoustic guitar, will be held in Winters on June 29-30,2018.  

Hosted by ARC Guitar with the Sacramento Guitar Society and sponsored by local businesses, the festival will feature over a dozen luthiers -- builders of artistically crafted guitars and other fine stringed acoustic instruments, including mandolins, ukuleles and more.  Displayed by their makers, all of these instruments will be offered for sale.

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

On the River
On the River - 3:00 pm
Boise, ID

​Boise Idaho on the river at the Richard & Patti O'Hara-House Concert May 27, 2018

with Idaho Songwriter's Group spin-offs! Steve Eaton, Isabella Zuniga and other very talented players

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

151 Union Square Event Center
LVJ and Friends! - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
151 Mill Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
United States
Price: $10 at the door

Come and enjoy an evening of Lou's newest innovative guitar compositions along with other musician friends on violin and cello.  Enjoy a beverage, sit back and be entertained!

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Our Saviour Lutheran Church Concert Series
The "Noyo Consort" - 4:00 to 6:00
1035 Carol Lane
Lafayette, CA 94549
Price: tbd

Louis Valentine Johnson, Innovative Guitar; Don Benham, trombone; Jason Kirkman, piano; and Stacey Street, voice; will present a colorful program of everything from lieder to show tunes to classical to blues. It's sure to please all palates and be a wonderful way to enjoy the afternoon!

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church Concert Series
The "Noyo Consort" - 7:30 pm
1578 Kirker Pass Road
Clayton, CA 94517
Price: $15.00 at the door


Louis Valentine Johnson, Innovative Guitar; Don Benham, trombone; Jason Kirkman, piano; and Stacey Street, voice; will present a colorful program of everything from lieder to show tunes to classical to blues. It's sure to please all palates and be a wonderful way to enjoy the evening!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Sacramento Guitar Society
Classical Guitar Performance with Cello
School Outreach Program
Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento Guitar Society (SGS) brings regional and international artists directly to students at various area schools.  SGS hopes to inspire more children to both enjoy the guitar and consider playing the instrument.

This event, featuring Louis Valentine Johnson, Guitarist and Horatio Edens, Cellist, will be presented at the Sacred Heart High School in Fair Oaks, California.

The duo will perform some of Louis Valentine Johnson's original compositions and arrangements together.  LVJ will also play his original compositions for solo guitar.

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

The Noyo Consort ~ Mendocino
The Opus Chamber Music Series - 3:00
Preston Hall
Mendocino, CA
707-964-0898 or
Price: $20.00

OPUS Chamber Music, a program of Symphony of the Redwoods, presents Don Benham, trombone; Jason Kirkman, piano; Lou Johnson, guitar; and Stacey Street, voice, in a program including lieder to show tunes to classical to blue.

The OPUS Chamber Music Concert Series was founded in 1988 by members of the Symphony of the Redwoods, to provide local and visiting musicians opportunities for small group performances.

Tickets $20 available at Harvest Market and Fiddles & Cameras in Fort Bragg and Out of This World in Mendocino. 18 and under always free.

Friday, September 18th, 2015

CoRR (Community Recovery Resources)
Benefit Performance - 4:30 pm
180 Sierra College Drive
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Price: Donations Accepted

LVJ Benefit Performance for CoRR.

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Benefit Performance - 1:00 pm
410 South Church Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945

LVJ will perform at 1 pm at a benefit for St. Joseph's Cultural Center along with Cellist Horatio Edens and Pianist Lynne Schugren of Grass Valley, CA.  This event will be from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, and will feature other musicians.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Filming the Twelve Moments
Las Vegas, NV

LVJ was filmed performing The Twelve Moments by Zen Studios of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Aaron Shearer Guitar Institute
Classical Guitar Performance
Zion National Park, Utah

LVJ performed some of his original compositions for this first annual Aaron Shearer Guitar Institute for Classical Guitar in Zion National Park, Utah from July 27-July 31, 2015.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

LVJ Classical Guitar Performance
Classical Guitar Performance
Ananda Village
North San Juan, CA

LVJ performed The Song of Peace with Cellist David Eby at Ananda Village on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

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