Bluegrass fans rejoice
BLUEGRASS musicians will descend on Manjimup to host workshops, instrument tuition and jam sessions later this month.
The Manjimup Bluegrass JamCamp Weekend is a three-day event providing musicians the opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s finest bluegrass musicians, including Ian Simpson and Donal Baylor.
The weekend will start with a tutors’ concert on Friday night, then workshops all day Saturday and Sunday and Monday morning.
A concert for participants is planned for Sunday night.
All the music action will take place in the Manjimup CBD with several venues all within walking distance of each other.
Organiser Mary Nixon said there was also a variety of entertainment available to those not enrolled in the JamCamp, including the Friday night tutors concert and the Saturday night bush dance featuring Shortgrass Bluegrass Band.
“It’s a very community orientated event,” she said.
“It’s all about getting together to dance, sing, jam and make friends.”
The JamCamp weekend, presented by the Warren Arts Council,takes place from September 22 to 25.
For more information and early bird tickets visit www.manjimupbluegrass.com.
Bluegrass musician Ian Simpson will share his music expertise during the Manjimup Bluegrass JamCamp Weekend later this month.