Excitement Builds About Bluegrass Camp, Summer 2008

Excitement is building for this summer’s inaugural installment of the Door County Bluegrass Camp ( This instructional bluegrass workshop will allow students to learn from top-notch bluegrass musicians while enjoying the natural beauty of Door County known nationally as “the Cape Cod of the Midwest.” Space is still available, but limited, so interested students are encouraged to register as soon as possible to reserve their spots.

The camp will improve playing at all skill levels, with morning and afternoon instrumental classes, plus a variety of workshops, including bluegrass history; songwriting; music theory; harmony singing; chart reading and writing; tab; instrument repair and maintenance; yodeling, storytelling with music; and, of course, jam sessions. Each camp session will also afford ample opportunity for playing with fellow students and instructors, and will finish with a concert for the public.

With an astonishing team of instructors, all of whom are nationally respected in the world of bluegrass, the student will not only be taught with patient instruction, but will have the opportunity to listen to and watch the great performers as well. The faculty includes two winners of the Memphis Premier String Player Award, and musicians who have performed with a variety of bluegrass greats, including Bill Monroe, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Vassar Clements, John McEuen, and Robin and Linda Williams.

Camp participants will have the chance to experience the beauty of Door County, a locale renowned for its natural and cultural richness. Thousands of people visit Door County each year from all over the world, taking advantage of the swimming, fishing, biking, hiking, culinary, theatrical, and musical opportunities the county provides.

More information on Door County Bluegrass Camp is available online at or at 920.839.2777. Because space is limited, early reservations are strongly recommended.