Participants of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes welcome!

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp Vail is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

  • Breakout class sizes will be limited to 25 or less
  • Beginner classes will now be offered by our instructors
  • Camper open mic concerts every night
  • Intimate performances every evening by Tommy Emmanuel and the instructors
  • Participate in the camper concert and play your song for Tommy!
  • Topics to be covered by Tommy and the instructors will include a wide spectrum from finger picking, using your thumb and fingers, composition, song arrangements, the blues and improvising, performing as a combo, and much more!

Adventure seekers and travelers of all ages and interests are welcome!

Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp Vail is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four-day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

An Invitation From Tommy Emmanuel

Hello friends! I’d like to personally invite you to join me at my upcoming Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp USA at The Lodge in Vail, Colorado, taking place June 13th – 17th, 2019.

As everyone knows, John Denver sang a lot about the Rocky Mountains and made us all aware of the beauty of the scenery, the freshness of the air. I’ve been playing in Colorado since the early 90s and though I don’t ski, I’ve always wanted to go to Vail. That’s one reason this year’s Guitar Camp USA is taking place at The Lodge in Vail, Colorado. There’s nothing quite like the Rocky Mountains in summer, everything about it is going to really make people appreciate nature that much more.

I would have to say Guitar Camp Vail is definitely going to feature my most diverse lineup thus far: Tuck & Patti, Joe Robinson, J.D. Simo, and, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley. The instructors that I’ve chosen to join us reflect such a wide range of styles – jazz, bluegrass, country, blues, fusion, even jam band rock ‘n’ roll. Each one has been carefully selected to bring something totally different to the camp. Each one of them is going to bring something good and unique that should prove to be enlightening for everybody.

All the teachers are incredible live artists so they’re definitely going to bring the importance of performance to the camp on a greater level than ever before. Each one can speak from their real-life experience, the same as I do. I always try to share things from my perspective with the people attending my camps, letting them know what I’ve learned and what I think will genuinely help them become better players. Nothing is ever sugarcoated at my camps. It’s all real. People get the real information.

My Guitar Camp USA at The Lodge in Vail, Colorado will, of course, include four full days of lessons, workshops, and performances, with some very special outings also planned so that we all get a real taste of the Rocky Mountain air.

The Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp has evolved in so many ways over the years. Each time we learn something new that makes my next camp even more special. We want to give people the right amount of teaching but also enough time to jam, socialize, and really absorb the information that we’re trying to hand on to them. I think what makes my event stand out from other guitar camps is that we always try to strike the right balance between giving people enough information versus giving them enough space to do their own thing.

I hope you’ll join me for this next Guitar Camp USA. Can’t wait to see you all in Vail!

Tommy Emmanuel CGP

Schedule

The Camp Schedule is subject to change. You will be provided with an updated schedule upon check-in. Also, we will post the daily schedule in the dining hall in case there are last minute changes.

Topics to be covered by Tommy and the instructors will include a wide spectrum from finger picking, using your thumb and fingers, composition, song arrangements, the blues and improvising, performing as a combo, and much more!

Thursday June 13

  • 3:00pm

    Check-in

  • 4:30pm-5:30pm

    Orientation

  • 5:30-6:00pm

    Camper Raffle

  • 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Dinner

  • 7:30pm

    Instructor Preview Concert

    • 7:30-7:55pm – John Knowles
    • 7:55-8:20pm – Joe Robinson
    • 8:20-8:55pm – JD Simo
    • 8:55-9:10pm – Intermission
    • 9:10-9:35pm – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • 9:35-10:35pm – Tommy Emmanuel
  • 10:45pm

    Open Mic

Friday June 14

  • 7:30am-8:45am

    Breakfast

  • 9.00am-10:30am

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 11:00am-11:50am

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 2 – JD Simo
    • Group 3 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 4 – John Knowles
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Lunch

  • 12:45pm-1:45pm

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 2:00pm-2:50pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 4 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 1 – JD Simo
    • Group 2 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 3 – John Knowles
  • 3:20pm-4:10pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 4 – JD Simo
    • Group 1 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 2 – John Knowles
  • 4:40pm-5:30pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 3 – JD Simo
    • Group 4 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 1 – John Knowles
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Dinner

  • 8:00-9:00pm

    Tuck & Patti

  • 9:00-9:15pm

    Intermission

  • 9:15-10:15pm

    Tommy Emmanuel

  • 10:30pm

    Open Mic

Saturday June 15

  • 7:45am-8:45am

    Breakfast

  • 9.00am-9:45am

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 9:45-10:30am

    Tommy Emmanuel with Tuck & Patti Workshop (entire group)

  • 11:00am-11:50am

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 2 – JD Simo
    • Group 3 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 4 – John Knowles
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm

    Lunch

  • 12:45pm-1:45pm

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 2:00pm-2:50pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 4 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 1 – JD Simo
    • Group 2 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 3 – John Knowles
  • 3:20pm-4:10pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 4 – JD Simo
    • Group 1 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 2 – John Knowles
  • 4:40pm-5:30pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 3 – JD Simo
    • Group 4 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 1 – John Knowles
  • 6:00pm-7:30pm

    Dinner

  • 8:00-8:45pm

    Tommy Emmanuel & John Knowles

  • 8:45-9:00pm

    Intermission

  • 9:00-10:00pm

    Tommy Emmanuel & Friends

  • 10:30pm

    Open Mic

Sunday June 16

  • 7:45am-8:45am

    Breakfast

  • 9.00am-9:45am

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 9:45-10:30am

    Tommy Emmanuel with John Knowles Workshop (entire group)

  • 10:50am-11:40am

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 2 – JD Simo
    • Group 3 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 4 – John Knowles
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Lunch

  • 12:45pm-1:45pm

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Break

  • 2:00pm-2:50pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 4 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 1 – JD Simo
    • Group 2 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 3 – John Knowles
  • 3:10pm-4:00pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 4 – JD Simo
    • Group 1 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 2 – John Knowles
  • 4:20pm-5:00pm

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Joe Robinson
    • Group 3 – JD Simo
    • Group 4 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    • Group 1 – John Knowles
  • 5:15pm

    Group Photograph (attendance is mandatory)

  • 5:30-7:00pm

    Dinner

  • 7:00-8:00pm

    Autograph & Photo Session

  • 8:15pm

    Students & Instructors Show

Monday June 17

  • 7:45am-8:45am

    Breakfast

  • 9:00-9:15am

    Tommy Emmanuel’s Camp Wrap Up

  • 11:00am

    Check Out

The Lodge at Vail, Vail, Colorado

Setting & Accommodations

This is Vail at its most iconic. Our intimate, alpine boutique evokes the charm, warmth and old-school allure of Europe’s finest chalets. The first hotel in Vail, it remains the cornerstone of Vail Village, located just steps from Gondola One. Revel in the proximity to the slopes, exceptional dining, shopping, and culture Vail Valley has to offer, all from the comfort of your luxurious home away from home. – Vail Lodge

Outdoor Firepit
The Lodge Pool
The Lodge Lobby
The Lodge Room

Area Attractions

Vail, Colorado is not just a winter wonderland but a prime summer destination. Breathe in the crisp mountain air of the Colorado Rockies atop Vail mountain. Enjoy an array of outdoor activities including hiking, fly fishing, and mountain biking. If the outdoors aren’t for you, Vail hosts world-class shopping and an array of restaurants!

Shopping in Vail
Spring Flowers
Sunrise over the mountains
Vail at dusk

Area Activities

Trek Vail Mountain to capture stunning views, golf at world-class courses, test your fly fishing abilities in the Eagle River. There are also numerous companies that provide gear rental and outdoor activities to enhance your time in Vail. The possibilities are endless when you’re in Vail!

Visitvailvalley.com

Vail Hiking
The Lodge Massage
Shopping in Vail
Fall Colors

Guest Artists

Tuck & Patti

John Knowles CGP

Joe Robinson

JD Simo

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Travel Directions

The Lodge at Vail, Vail, Colorado

Address
174 East Gore Creek Drive
Vail, CO 81657

Website
The Lodge at Vail 

Contact
Contact Us

Get Directions

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Instrument Travel

FAA Rules - Bringing Musical Instruments on Flights

Pricing and Registration

Pricing

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    2,198.00

    Standard Room with two beds and a roommate. You may either name a fellow registrant as your roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. Pricing is per person.

  • Single Room with One Bed
    3,298.00

    Standard room with one bed. All attendees must stay at the Lodge at Vail. Pricing is per person.

  • Bring Your Loved One with One Bed
    4,098.00

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Lodge at Vail but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and attend all evening concerts together. The room includes one king bed. Pricing is for one participant and one non-participant.

  • Bring Your Loved One with Two Beds
    4,098.00

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Lodge at Vail but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and attend all evening concerts together. The room has two queen beds. Pricing is for one participant and one non-participant.

  • Couples Room with One Bed
    4,298.00

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Lodge at Vail and participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, attend all workshops and evening concerts together. The room includes one king bed. Pricing is for two participants.

  • Couples Room with Two Beds
    4,298.00

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Lodge at Vail and participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, attend all workshops and evening concerts together. The room includes one king bed. Pricing is for two participants.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sightseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear
  • Parking – (Parking will be made available at a discounted rate of $15/day)

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 8.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on May 1, 2019.
    • Any registrations received after May 1, 2019 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

Customer Service – Please call 800-852-9277 if you have any questions

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy