We are excited to announce Oskar Blues Brewery as a new sponsor of Pickin' in the Pines for 2015! Oskar Blues also has a partnership with Pickin' in the Pines' headliners the Steep Canyon Rangers. The partnership between Grammy®-winning bluegrass ground-breakers and Oskar Blues Brewery is rooted in a shared passion for music, craft beer, the outdoors, and giving back to the community. We are thrilled to have their support for our 10th Anniversary! About Oskar Blues Brewery Founded as a funky little brewpub by Dale Katechis in 1997, Oskar Blues Brewery launched the craft beer-in-a-can apocalypse in 2002, using a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. In 2008, the makers of the top-selling pale ale in ColoRADo, Dale's Pale Ale, added a brewery in Longmont, ColoRADo. The brewery has since experienced explosive growth-from packaging 59,000 barrels of beer in 2011 to 149,000 barrels in 2014. In December 2012, Oskar Blues opened the doors to an expansion brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. Oskar Blues has continued craft can innovation by introducing the CROWLER as a canned off-premise growler alternative. The innovative, original canned craft brewery now distributes trail-blazing craft brews to 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., as well as parts of Canada, Sweden, and the U.K. For more information and social media visit http://www.oskarblues.com.
We are so grateful to have Arizona Music Pro as a sponsor of Pickin' in the Pines for all 10 years! For Pickin' in the Pines 10th Anniversary, AMP has generously donated this beautiful Taylor 520 mahogany dreadnought guitar. Enter our raffle for your chance to win! Visit our booth at the Flagstaff Folk Festival June 27-28 to buy your raffle and festival tickets, visit flagfolkfest.org for more details. We will also be selling tickets at events throughout the summer. Look for our booth at the Celtic Festival, Coconino County Fair, concerts at Pepsi Amphitheater and at Pickin' in the Pines. The Taylor 520 mahogany dreadnought guitar has the potent tone flatpickers and strummers love. This guitar pairs a traditional acoustic body style with a classic tonewood, resulting in an extra punchy midrange (especially the upper mids) that will respond well to assertive strummers and pickers. A black pickguard, grained ivoroid binding and rosette, and a neo-vintage Century fretboard inlay add old-school aesthetic appeal. Pickers and strummers with an aggressive attack will love the Dreadnought’s blend of power and articulation, which allows for clear lead lines and crisp, driving rhythms.
Pickin' in the Pines is currently looking for volunteers in the four corners region and beyond to hang flyers in your local neighborhoods and help us get the word out. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of our street team! If you want to volunteer during the festival, our online application will be available July 1, 2015 on our volunteer page at pickininthepines.org/volunteer.
Registration Now Available Online (These workshops require a separate fee)Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class is taught by Mark Miracle. This is a fun, inventive teaching method focusing on the desire to play music with others, fitting in at your own ability level. Two morning classes learning some foundational basics of bluegrass and you will be jamming! See our workshop page for more details. Beppe Gambetta Guitar Camp is taught by the Italian guitar master in both classical and American bluegrass and folk. Beppe will offer 3 separate sessions from beginning to advanced levels. See our workshop page for more details and to sign up. We also offer many free workshops for our attendees and musicians of all levels and interests. Our complete workshop scheudule will be posted later in the summer. Check back on our workshop page then for full schedule and details.