September 30-October 4, 2017

Co-Sponsored by Cascade Blues Association

Immerse yourself in acoustic blues for a long weekend with some of the best blues and fingerstyle guitarists around. During your stay, you choose 12 classes with up to 6 from any one instructor/style you wish to concentrate on. There is at least one beginning level class each day.  Space is limited.

 

Artistic Director and instructor MARY FLOWER is renowned for her personal vision of roots music that blends ragtime, acoustic blues and folk. She is technically dazzling yet grounded in the simplicity of early 20th century American music; her instrumental skill with the Piedmont blues guitar is at a level of mastery that takes most players a lifetime to hone. For this year’s event she’s joined by these outstanding musicians:

GUY DAVIS     ORVILLE JOHNSON     VALERIE TURNER

Acoustic Blues Masters Concert 

The public is welcome to attend a staff concert.

Date/Time: Sunday, October 1 at 7 pm

 

Visit and “Like” the Blues in the Gorge Facebook Page

 

 

 

Registration will open soon!

 

Community Lodging
Share with 2 other roommates (non-bunk rooms, bathroom in room)
Program fee $249+
Meals $161+
Housing 317= $727
4 nights
11 meals
3 snacks
Semi- private Lodging
Share with 1 roommate (non-bunk rooms, bathrooms in hall)
Program fee $249+
Meals $161+
Housing 417= $827
4 nights
11 meals
3 snacks
Private Lodging
no roommates, shared bathroom
Program fee $249+
Meals $161+
Housing 517= $927
4 nights
11 meals
3 snacks
Commuter Program fee $249+
Meals $113+
Facility use fee $120
($25/day for 5 days) = $497
3 lunches
4 dinners
3 snacks
Option to bring a Non-Participating Spouse;
Stay in semi-private 2/rm housing. (For this option, please fill out separate NP Spouse form provided in your first confirmation letter).
Add Meals $161+
Housing (SP+ 2/rm) $417 = $578 for n/p spouse
4 nights
11 meals
3 snacks

 

Cancellation Policy:

If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

If 46-90 days out, 65% refund.

If 30-45 days out, 50% refund.

If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

Payment Plan Option:

You may choose to divide the cost across several months, depending upon how far in advance you are registering. Options will automatically appear in the online registration process. The cost is only $5 per month.

This year’s line-up features GUY DAVIS, MARY FLOWER, ORVILLE JOHNSON AND VALERIE TURNER. Click instructors’ photos to learn more about each one.

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Guy Davis
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Valerie Turner
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Orville Johnson
Mary Flower
Mary Flower

 

 

 

Schedule is a work in progress, subject to change. Workshops by instructors will be posted soon.

Saturday, September 30

3:00 pm Arrival & Check-in
5:00 pm Welcome & Orientation
5:50 pm Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
6:00 pm Dinner
7:15 pm Introductions, Overview, Concert

Sunday October 1

7:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
8:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am Workshop 1
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Workshop 2
11:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Workshop 3
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Workshop 4
4:15 pm  Break
4:30 pm Slow Jam
5:50 pm Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Faculty Concert

Monday, October 2

7:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
8:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am Workshop 1
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Workshop 2
11:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Workshop 3
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Workshop 4
4:15 pm  Break
4:30 pm Slow Jam
5:50 pm Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Faculty Mini-Concert & Lecture

Tuesday, October 3

7:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
8:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am Workshop 1
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Workshop 2
11:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Workshop 3
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Workshop 4
4:15 pm  Break
4:30 pm Slow Jam
5:50 pm Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Faculty Mini-Concert & Lecture

Wednesday, October 4

7:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
8:00 am Breakfast
9:15 am Workshop 1
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Workshop 2
11:50 am Volunteer Servers to Dining Hall
12:00 pm Lunch

Check back, we’ll have the workshop descriptions posted soon!