We're pickin' and writin' all along the way to our 17th Strawberry Jam Camp in 2023!
Plenty! First off, no jamming’ experience necessary. You will be jamming the first day! Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching. Mistakes allowed!
Do you qualify? It is easier than you may think! If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam.
Only requirements, bring your instrument(s) and plan to have FUN!
We are fortunate to have some of the most knowledgeable instructors at
Strawberry Jam Camp. They genuinely enjoy helping others get the most
out of their instrument. For more on our instructors click here
You will learn how to hear chords and chord changes and you will learn
tips on playing in time, after all rhythm is King. You will learn how to
play along with songs you do not know, the role your instrument has in a
song. You will learn the dynamics of playing loud and soft, fast and
slow, and how to support a song.
Strawberry Jam Camp is held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Each day begins at 9:00 a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by the morning sessions. Lunch will be provided by local restaurants. The afternoon sessions wrap up around 4:00 p.m. Students are encouraged to take their newly honed jammin' skills to uptown venues or out to the Backbone Bluegrass Festival grounds for live jammin' sessions around the campfires.
At the start of Jam Camp each student is assigned to a group. With the help of the instructors this newly formed band will learn one or two songs to perform on Friday evening at the annual Backbone Bluegrass Festival. This is a fun and enjoyable opportunity to share what the students have learned. Get ready to have some fun, make friends and jam like you've never jammed before!