Workshops will focus on guitar as well as the related fields of drums, bass, sound engineering and guitar tech skills. Each evening July 9-13 will culminate in “intimate, once-in-a-lifetime jam sessions.”
The lessons will come from Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X) as well as featured instructors Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, Dizzee Rascal, Asia), Tony MacAlpine (CAB, Planet X), Chris “Kid” Andersen (Rick Estrin & The Nightcats) and Berklee College of Music associate professor Scotty Johnson.
“The Workshops, nightly concert jams, and interaction with the pro musicians and fellow music lovers will give you inspiration and memories to last a lifetime,” Gilbert said in a statement.
This event is not just for experts, with Gilbert setting aside additional classes for beginning guitarists along with the more advanced “Rock Master Classes.”
Packages for the “first annual” Great Guitar Escape begin at $999 and include lodging, meals and performances. Full Moon Resort should provide a picturesque backdrop, with 100 acres of meadows and streams. Packages including rustic as well as luxury camping accommodations are available.
More information is available at GreatGuitarEscape.com.