Workshop Schedule

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Our workshops are designed for musicians of all levels, but may be described as being more appropriate for certain levels. Regardless, everyone is welcome to attend our workshops and side stage events which also include some jamming opportunities and experience our talented lineup in a more informal and more intimate way. All are welcome to attend. Workshops are 1 hour unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change.


Rooftop Solar Workshop Stage
Located next to the Commercial Building

11:45 Ace Slim, 2021 band contest winners will share tips on contest performing

1:00 Sully Tuttle & Scott Gates (of AJ Lee & Blue Summit) Bluegrass guitar techniques from these two young, emerging masters

2:30 Liam Purcell & Friends Band Showcase: Discussion & performance: developing material & band dynamics

4:00 Bruce Molsky Fiddle Workshop: Bruce holds a GRAMMY nomination, and is a renowned performer and scholar

Yavapai Ramada

All Day: Open Non-hosted Jamming Zone


Rooftop Solar Workshop Stage

9:00 – 11:00 Band Contest First Round

11:30 Special Consensus Band Showcase: 40 year veterans, Special C discuss their history and perform from their past and current repertoire

12:45 Foghorn Stringband: Featuring Old Time, Cajun, Country, and Bluegrass classics

2:00 Tony Trischka Banjo Workshop: Join this legendary artist known as one of the main architects of modern Bluegrass

3:15 Trischka, Molsky, & Daves Showcase: Origins and Influences: How Southern Appalachian, Bluegrass, Jazz, and the Beatles have influenced this trio

Navajo Ramada

9:00 – 12:00 Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class

1:00 Roots & Boots Music Camp Allstar Bluegrass Jam: Bring your instruments for a fun, informal jam session

Yavapai Ramada

10:00 Young Jammer Intro Workshop: Learn about this program that teaches kids ages 9–14 how to play music together on bluegrass instruments.

12:00 Luthier Showcase & Workshop: with master luthiers Ryan Elewaut (Solstice Guitars) & Bobby Wintringham (San Juan Mandolins)


Rooftop Solar Workshop Stage

11:00 Riso (Rebekah & Matt Rolland): New Eyes – New songs & stories from their recent release

12:30 Greg Blake & Special Main Stage Guests Showcase The talented lead singer for Special Consensus will showcase his own material

Navajo Ramada

9:00 – 12:00 Wernick Method Bluegrass Jam Class

1:00 FFOTM Open Jam

Yavapai Ramada

All Day: Open Non-hosted Jamming Zone

Wernick Method Bluegrass
Jamming Class

Taught by Rick Sparks using The Wernick Method
Saturday & Sunday, Sep 17-18, 2022

Assisted by Karen Roemmich

  • All bluegrass instruments
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first session!

Tuition: $95 for 2 sessions, or $50 per session.
Save $10 by registering and paying in advance. You will be sent the full set of of student materials as soon as you register.

50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

Register for this class here


It’s 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: You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords.) Fast playing is not expected, nor is the ability to solo required.

Rick Sparks is equally at home playing banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro and pedal steel guitar, and singing either lead or harmony. He has developed a reputation as an outstanding teacher on all of his instruments and currently has over 30 students under his wing.

Pete Wernick (Dr. Banjo, originator of Banjo Camps and Bluegrass Jam Camps) has created a method that has taught thousands nationwide how to fit into bluegrass music jams at their own level. Wernick Method teachers are personally certified by Pete based on their knowledge of bluegrass, teaching in general, and teaching bluegrass according to his methods.