Registration is postponed until further notice.
Fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars, Dobros, and basses welcome!
This camp is for intermediate and advanced players who are looking to improve their skills playing with other people.
This is your chance to get better at all the things you love about bluegrass jamming with the
guidance of some of the greatest bluegrass musicians in the known universe.
UPDATE: All camps scheduled through the end of 2020 are being postponed until 2021. If you are already registered for any of those camps, you will be registered for them when we are able to safely gather. Thank you so much for your support and your patience.
We miss you all more than you know. Stay safe and healthy.
Megan Lynch Chowning ~ Deanie Richardson ~ Greg Cahill ~ Greg Blake ~ Nate Lee ~ Brandon Bostic ~ Vickie Vaughn ~ Ashby Frank
*Instructors include Megan Lynch Chowning (FiddleStar, Pam Tillis, 7 Time National Fiddle Champion), Deanie Richardson (Bob Seger, Grand Ole Opry, Sister Sadie, The Chieftains, Patty Loveless), Greg Cahill (Special Consensus, Old Town School of Folk Music), Greg Blake (Greg Blake Band, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado), Nate Lee (The Nate Lee, Becky Buller Band), Brandon Bostic (Likely Culprits, Blue Moon Rising, Patty Loveless), Vickie Vaughn (Patty Loveless, High Fidelity, Della Mae), and Ashby Frank (Earls of Leicester, Mountain Heart, Likely Culprits).
*Dates for December Nashville Jam Camp are Thursday through Sunday, December 3-6, 2020.
*This camp will focus on bluegrass-style jamming and will draw on traditional bluegrass songs and tunes.
*Registration will be first come, first picked, and numbers will be updated in real time on the home page and registration page. When an instrument category is full, we will post that.
*You can visit the legendary Carter Vintage Guitars in downtown Nashville, TN for an amazing shopping and picking experience.
*The price for on-site lodging, tuition, and all meals is a mere $850. The price for traveling to and fro each day (we call this being a "day camper" which includes tuition, lunch, and snack) is $650. We also offer additional meal options for day campers. Read the FAQs to learn more about the specifics.
*Nashville Jam Camp loves Straight Up Strings.
*Register early - with only 16 spots time is of the essence... All of the Nashville Acoustic Camps sell out, so hurry! You don't want to miss this.
This is unlike any camp you've ever encountered...
In the hills just above Nashville, TN there is a house set back in the woods where people go in the late fall to learn how to jam and play bluegrass music from some of the greatest players and instructors in the known universe.
Only 16 campers are allowed to attend so each class is small and every camper comes away feeling like he or she had a couple of days of private lessons. And yet, friendships are made that last a lifetime. It's pretty magical. Teachers are chosen because they are able to make special connections with their students. Meals are handmade and generally pretty southern and always delicious. You will stay on-site or travel from your home each day and learn from the masters.
This camp will be a little different than most of our other Nashville Acoustic Camps because we are bringing several instruments together to learn to play music as an ensemble. Jam classes will be grouped together by experience levels with an even mix of instruments and led by an instructor. There will also be workshops where we will choose groups randomly (with a more uneven mix of instruments) and play songs together with guidance from the instructors, simulating a real life jam situation. We'll also be doing a lot of singing. Lead singing, harmony singing, we'll work on it all. On Sunday of camp you'll have the opportunity to record your jam group along with any of the instructors with a real Nashville recording engineer. We plan to offer bass instruction for everyone at camp, (we'll provide a few basses for everyone to share) since we don't expect to get many, if any, bass players to sign up for camp. But we'd like to make bass players out of everyone who does come. We are so excited about this new format - bringing all the instruments and voices together to share a Nashville Acoustic Camp experience!
Nashville is only a stone's throw away so there are always field trips into town to see a great concert or visit a traditional music hotspot.