Lotteries end on Wednesday night (11/17)...
  December 2, 2010 View this email as a webpage  
  • RockyGrass Academy faculty announced
• Academy lottery ends Wednesday
• Telluride Town Park camping
• All other 2011 tickets on-sale December 8

Academy jam in the St. Vrain River (photo: Benko Photographics)Maybe you've been busy perfecting your Darol Anger fiddle chop or working out Bryan Sutton's solos from the new Hot Rize tracks... Or maybe you've been wrapped up in solar panel designs for your Town Park campsite... Or maybe next summer just feels like too many powder days away...

Well, it's time put off that procrastination for a couple minutes: The online lotteries for the 2011 RockyGrass Academy (July 24-28) and Town Park camping for Telluride Bluegrass close in less than 2 days!

-- RockyGrass --
Darol Anger & Mike Marshall at the RockyGrass Academy (photo: Benko Photographics)The week leading up to the RockyGrass Festival, several dozen of the festival's main stage performers arrive early to pass-on the skills, stories, and traditions of bluegrass music to students in the RockyGrass Academy (July 24-28). This is a week of inspiration, community, camping along the St. Vrain River, and pickin'. Lots and lots of pickin' - all day and most of the night.

RockyGrass Academy song circle (photo: Benko Photographics)Students are immersed in bluegrass music – with classes on their chosen instrument, song circles, jam coaching, one-on-one sessions, band workshops, and daily electives covering everything from harmony singing and music theory to good practice habits and improvisation. For bluegrass musicians this is the greatest week of the year anywhere – hands-down.

Darol Anger & Mike Marshall at the RockyGrass Academy (photo: Benko Photographics)In addition to instrument instruction, we'll once again be offering classes in vocals and songwriting, as well as the instrument building experience and the Kids Camp (for children of Academy attendees, ages 7-14). We're thrilled to announce this year's stellar Academy faculty:

Due to overwhelming demand, Academy registration is once again taking place using an online lottery. Submit your registration online (including 1st and 2nd choice classes) at thru Wednesday, November 17 at 11:59pm MST. Help out your pickin' buddies by forwarding this email their way. You'll be their musical hero for life.

-- Other News --
Darol Anger & Mike Marshall at the RockyGrass Academy (photo: Benko Photographics)Mark your calendar for our final 2011 ticket lottery: on-site camping for RockyGrass will be sold via an online lottery from November 22 thru December 5.

Then all other 2011 tickets – including Folks Festival and The Song School – go on-sale at 9am MST on Wednesday, December 8.

We're hard at work confirming artists for all our 2011 festivals. We'll have more details to share in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get those Academy and Town Park lottery entries in, remind a few members of your festivarian family, then reward yourself with those two brand new Hot Rize tracks.

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RockyGrass Academy bass classes (photo: Benko Photographics)

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