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SPC to host 37th Camp Bluegrass from July 14-19

LEVELLAND – Camp Bluegrass, an opportunity for current and aspiring musicians to learn from some of the best bluegrass music instructors from across the nation, will take place from July 14-19 in South Plains College’s Creative Arts Building on the Levelland campus. Registration for the event is closed.

The camp instructors will help registered attendees improve their skills and address individual musical concerns regarding guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, vocals, songwriting, dobro and fiddle. Participants can attend master classes designed for all the bluegrass instruments and learn different singing styles, the history of bluegrass music and music theory.

Instructors will be Robert Bowlin, Jim Hurst, Tim May and Elliott Rogers on guitar; Bill Evans, Gerald Jones, Beth Mead and Alan Munde on banjo; Jimmy Heffernan on dobro; Nate Lee on fiddle; Anne Luna and Wil Maring on bass; Scott Napier and Steve Smith on mandolin; Dave Polston on slow jam; and Chris Sanders on vocals.

The late Joe Carr is credited with creating Camp Bluegrass with Munde in 1986. Carr taught at SPC for 33 years.

“This is the 37th year of Camp Bluegrass, and it continues to be one of the most popular acoustic music camps,” Camp Director Paula Carr said. “People come to Camp Bluegrass from all across the U.S. and the world.”

There also will be free nightly faculty performances open to the public at 7:30 p.m. from July 15-18 at the Tom T. Hall Production Studio.

For more information, visit www.campbluegrass.com or contact Kasey Reyes, administrative assistant in SPC Continuing Education and Workforce Development, at 806-716-2341 or kreyes@southplainscollege.edu.