Vacationland Jam Camp 2018

Searsport, Maine
Friday, September 14, 2018
Vacationland Jam Camp 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018 5:00 PM -
Sunday, September 16, 2018 4:00 PM

Searsport Shores Ocean Campground
216 W Main St
Searsport, Maine 04974
United States

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Join us Friday, September 14, 2018 through Sunday, September 16 for a fun-filled, jam-packed weekend of Bluegrass Music at Vacationland ​Jam ​Camp.  We offer ​a 
friendly, ​low-key​ ​environment where you can learn ​​to play ​​Bluegrass ​music, nestled on the shores of Penobscot Bay ​in ​beautiful Searsport, Maine  

We offer small classes where you can learn the secrets of playing bluegrass backup, taking breaks, and singing from some of Maine's top Bluegrass musicians:

  • Fiddle - Erica Brown (Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, Darlin' Corey)
  • Guitar - Matt Shipman (Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection, Darlin' Corey)
  • Novice Guitar - Resa Randolph
  • Banjo - Eli Gilbert
  • Mandolin - Baron Collins-Hill - (Velocipede)
  • Bass - Emily Randolph (Miners Creek)
  • Vocal - Emma Theobalds (Miners Creek)
  • Ukulele - Steve Roy (Bluegrass Connection, etc., etc., etc.)

Never Jammed before?

Arrive early on Friday to ​learn​ ​how to play Bluegrass from the ground up with Resa Randolph (Miners Creek).  You'll learn:

    • How to play 15 - 20 traditional Bluegrass songs without sheet music
    • Traditional ​Bluegrass song structure
    • Jamming ​etiquette
    • Instrumental blending
    • How to "Fake" a break

Want to arrive early anyway?

You're welcome to spend the whole week at Searsport Shores Campground.   Relax by the ocean, go sea kayaking or hunt down a local lobster roll.

Jam camp is for everyone!

We're open to all ages* (*
students under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.)

NOTE: ​ ​This ​camp ​is ​not ​suitable ​for ​novice ​instrumentalists*. ​ ​You ​must ​already ​know ​how ​to tune and ​play ​your ​instrument. Fretted instrument players must be able to play chords quickly and smoothly.  Fiddle players must know how to play at moderate speed.  For more information, go to the FAQ tab.


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