You can rub shoulders with some mighty fine talent at these events. Music camps have become a mainstay of the season, and like a famous potato chip, many fans can’t stop with just one.
And you can’t beat the locations. Dreamcatcher’s West Coast camps take place at Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, Calif., while the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, N.Y., handles the East Coast events. Other locations include the Nottoway Resort in White Castle, La., and The Arrabelle at Vail Square in Vail, Colo.
Each camp features noted artists sharing their knowledge with amateur musicians. Plus, Musicians Institute is partnering with Dreamcatcher for Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience, Steve Vai’s Vai Academy – “All About The Guitar,” and Dog Camp featuring Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richard Kotzen of The Winery Dogs.
“Musicians Institute is excited to be a part of these incredible all-star Dreamcatcher events,” Musicians Institute director of marketing Jessica R. Sullivan said. “We’re proud to share the same mission of supporting music education, and giving students the opportunity for in-depth learning experiences with some of the most successful artists in the industry.”
Here’s what’s up:
Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp USA (Sold Out)
June 18-22 – White Castle, La., Nottoway Resort
Guests include Frank Vignola, Brooks Robertson, Vinny Raniolo
Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience
June 28-July 2 – Cambria, Calif., Cambria Pines Lodge
Guests: Tosin Abasi and Animals As Leaders, Guthrie Govan and The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, Doug Doppler, Bruce Bouillet, Andy Aledort, Stu Hamm
Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat
July 13-17 – Big Indian, N.Y., Full Moon Resort
Guests: Woody Mann, Jim Cunningham, Alison Burns, James Taylor (Founder of The Music Business Institute and P3 Music)
Steve Earle’s Camp Copperhead
July 20-24 – Big Indian, N.Y., Full Moon Resort
Dog Camp (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs)
July 27-31 – Big Indian, N.Y., Full Moon Resort
Guests: David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Ritchie Kotzen Band
Steve Vai’s Vai Academy – All About The Guitar
Aug. 2-6 – Vail, Colo., The Arrabelle At Vail
Guests: Eric Johnson, Sonny Landreth, Dave Weiner, Philip Bynoe, Jeremy Colson
Andy McKee’s Musicarium
Aug. 3-7 – Big Indian, N.M., Full Moon Resort
Guests: Antoine DuFour, Stephen Bennet, Billy McLaughlin
Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp USA
Sept. 10-14 – Cambria, Calif., Cambria Pines Lodge
Guests: Joe Robinson, Pat Bergeson, Jim Nichols
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