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Augusta Bluegrass Week

July 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am

$450

The staff of well known bluegrass figures share their talents with students in classes, workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts and picking sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions at all levels go on into the wee hours all over campus as students get together with old friends and make new ones. Evening concerts feature exciting combinations of master bluegrass artists with special guests. On Friday afternoon, an optional student showcase gives students the special opportunity to perform for each other and the staff. Don’t miss this special week of music-making where you can pick among the stars in “Almost Heaven” West Virginia.

Young people who are able to maintain an adult level of participation are welcome. There will be opportunities to form bands, dance, and socialize with other teenagers at Augusta that week.

All classes (except Vocals) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning bluegrass style, technique, and repertoire. Daily slow jams give beginners a taste of playing with others, and give more-experienced students a chance to practice their new licks. Evenings provide many opportunities for jamming, lively dancing at night in the Pavilion, and two fantastic bluegrass concerts featuring the instructors, staff musicians, and special guests.

Students register for one class for the week. Each class builds upon information presented the previous day.

Details

Start:
July 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
End:
August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Cost:
$450
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Website:
https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/bluegrass/

Organizer

Augusta Heritage Center
Phone:
(304) 637-1209
Email:
augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org
Website:
http://www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org

Venue

Augusta Heritage Center, Davis & Elkins College
100 Campus Drive
Elkins, WV 26241 United States
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Phone:
304-637-1209
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