THRILL SEEKERS, PLAYERS, STUDENTS AND TRAVELERS OF ALL AGES, SKILL LEVEL, AND INTERESTS ARE WELCOME!

Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp USA: Nashville 2024 is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes! 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!

Your registration includes:

  • Performances every evening by Tommy Emmanuel and the instructors
  • Intimate breakout groups of all levels from true beginner to advanced
  • Camper open mics every nights
  • Opportunities to perform with Tommy and our Faculty
  • One on one mentor sessions with Tommy and our Faculty
  • Access to intimate and exclusive concerts with Tommy in Nashville
  • Special appearances and workshops led by Bryan Sutton and Emmylou Harris!
  • 4 nights Accommodations at Loews Vanderbilt
  • All meals for the entire event!

An Invitation from Tommy

Hello Thrill Seekers and Guitar Enthusiasts, I’m thrilled to invite you to Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp 2024, an unforgettable music experience taking place from August 29 to September 1, with departure on September 2. Our camp will be hosted at the prestigious Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in the heart of downtown Nashville, a location steeped in musical history and tradition. For our 2024 camp, we have assembled an exceptional lineup of instructors and special guests, promising a one-of-a-kind intimate musical adventure that you won’t want to miss.

  • Emmylou Harris: A legendary artist whose voice and artistry have left an indelible mark on the world of music.
  • Bryan Sutton: A virtuoso guitarist known for his impeccable flat-picking and extensive collaboration with the greats of acoustic music.
  • John Knowles, CGP: A master of finger-style guitar, John’s guidance will provide invaluable insights into the art of guitar playing.
  • Mike Dawes: A modern acoustic guitar virtuoso known for his innovative techniques and captivating performances.
  • Livingston Taylor: A renowned singer-songwriter and instructor at the Berklee College of Music with decades of experience and wisdom to share.
  • Doyle Dykes: He is one of the most experienced and schooled fingerstyle players out there. Chet Atkins himself was a fan of Doyle.
  • Scott Sharrard: A seasoned guitarist and songwriter, renowned for his work with Gregg Allman and Little Feat.
  • Pat Bergeson: A versatile and accomplished guitarist, Pat’s instruction will broaden your musical horizons.
  • Parker Hastings: A gifted educator who excels at teaching and nurturing finger-style guitar techniques.


This year’s camp promises a diverse and enriching learning experience, featuring workshops, masterclasses, jam sessions, and unforgettable performances. Whether you’re an aspiring guitarist or a seasoned player, there’s something for everyone at Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime event, where the love of music unites us all. Secure your spot and get ready for an incredible journey into the world of guitar.

Join us for four days of music, learning, and inspiration in the heart of Music City, Nashville. Immerse yourself in the rich musical culture, connect with fellow guitar enthusiasts, and learn from some of the finest musicians in the world. We can’t wait to welcome you to the 2024 Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp in Nashville. It’s going to be a musical experience you’ll cherish forever. See you in Music City!

Warm regards,

Tommy Emmanuel

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Artists

Tommy Emmanuel

Emmylou Harris

Bryan Sutton

Pat Bergeson

Mike Dawes

Doyle Dykes

Parker Hastings

John Knowles CGP

Mike Seal

Livingston Taylor

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.

Thursday August 29

  • 3:00PM

    Check-in

  • 4:30-5:30PM

    Orientation & Camper Raffle

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm

    Dinner at Hotel

  • 8:00-10:00PM

    Instructor Preview Concert

    • 8:00-8:20pm – Parker Hastings
    • 8:20-8:40pm – Pat Bergeson
    • 8:40-9:00pm – John Knowles
    • 9:00-10:00pm – Tommy Emmanuel
  • 10:30PM

    Open Mic – Hosted by Billy Hulting and Parker Hastings

Friday August 30

  • 8:00-9:00AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:00-9:50AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 10:00-11:00AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop featuring Emmylou Harris

  • 11:20AM-12:05PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Livingston Taylor
    • Group 2 – John Knowles
    • Group 3 – Scott Sharrard
    • Group 4 – Doyle Dykes
    • Group 5 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 6 – Mike Dawes
  • 12:30-1:30PM

    Lunch

  • 1:00-1:30PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 1:00-1:45PM

    Optional Beginner Workshop with Parker Hastings

  • 5:15-6:00PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 6 – Livingston Taylor
    • Group 1 – John Knowles
    • Group 2 – Scott Sharrard
    • Group 3 – Doyle Dykes
    • Group 4 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 5 – Mike Dawes
  • 6:30-7:30PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00-10:00PM

    Instructor Show at Hotel

    • 8:00-8:30PM – Doyle Dykes
    • 8:30-9:00PM – Livingston Taylor
    • 9:00-10:00PM – Tommy Emmanuel
  • 10:30PM

    Open Mic – Hosted by Billy Hulting and Mike Dawes

Saturday August 31

  • 8:00-9:00AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:00-9:45AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (entire group)

  • 10:00-11:00AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop featuring Bryan Sutton

  • 11:20AM-12:05PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 5 – Livingston Taylor
    • Group 6 – John Knowles
    • Group 1 – Scott Sharrard
    • Group 2 – Doyle Dykes
    • Group 3 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 4 – Mike Dawes
  • 12:30-1:30PM

    Lunch

  • 1:00-1:45PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 1:30-2:00PM

    Break or Join in the fun at The Jam Room

  • 1:50-2:35PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 4 – Livingston Taylor
    • Group 5 – John Knowles
    • Group 6 – Scott Sharrard
    • Group 1 – Doyle Dykes
    • Group 2 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 3 – Mike Dawes
  • 3:00PM

    Group 1-3 Board Buses for Tentative Vinyl Tour

  • 6:00-7:30PM

    Labor Day Grill Out for Dinner

  • 7:30-9:30PM

    Instructor Show

    • 7:30-8:00PM – Scott Sharrard
    • 8:00-8:30PM – Mike Dawes
    • 8:30-9:30PM – Tommy Emmanuel
  • 9:30PM

    Start Boarding Buses Back to the Hotel

  • 10:30PM

    Open Mic – Hosted by Billy Hulting and Scott Sharrard

Sunday September 01

  • 8:00-9:00AM

    Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00-9:45AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop

  • 10:00-11:00AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (part 2)

  • 11:20AM-12:05PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Livingston Taylor
    • Group 4 – John Knowles
    • Group 5 – Scott Sharrard
    • Group 6 – Doyle Dykes
    • Group 1 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 2 – Mike Dawes
  • 12:30-1:30PM

    Lunch

  • 12:40-1:45PM

    Optional Mentor Sessions

  • 1:30-2:00PM

    Break OR join in the fun at The Jam Room

  • 2:00-2:45PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Livingston Taylor
    • Group 3 – John Knowles
    • Group 4 – Scott Sharrard
    • Group 5 – Doyle Dykes
    • Group 6 – Pat Bergeson
    • Group 1 – Mike Dawes
  • 3:10-4:00PM

    Optional Breakout Classes

    • Beginner Tips & Tricks with Parker Hastings
    • Ask Tommy’s Team with Steve Law (Tour Manager), Zack Corp (Lighting Engineer) and Brian Penix (Manager)
  • 4:00-4:30PM

    Break

  • 4:30-6:00PM

    Autograph Session

  • 6:00-7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 7:15-10:00PM

    Guitar Camp Awards & Student & Instructor Show

  • 10:15PM

    Open Mic – Hosted by Billy Hulting

Monday September 02

  • 11:00AM

    Checkout

The Jam Room will be open daily from 11AM-8PM. The idea is to have a room for campers to gather together to jam with new friends.

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Accommodations

Discover the heart of Music City’s hospitality at Loews Hotel in Nashville, TN. This contemporary urban retreat seamlessly blends Southern charm with modern sophistication, offering a warm welcome to travelers and locals alike. Nestled in the vibrant SoBro neighborhood, Loews Hotel provides a stylish haven with spacious rooms, upscale amenities, and breathtaking views of the city skyline. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Nashville, from the world-renowned live music scene to the nearby iconic landmarks. With top-notch dining options, rooftop lounges, and impeccable service, Loews Hotel invites you to experience the true essence of Nashville in comfort and style.

Travel Directions

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Address
2100 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

Website
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Contact
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Pricing and Registration

Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp USA has sold out! Please click Register to sign up to the wait list and we will notify you if a spot becomes available.

Pricing and Room Types

  • Commuter Package
    2,199

    Stay wherever you like but be at Guitar Camp USA for all daytime activities, workshops, concerts, signings, etc. Does not include accommodations , but does include everything else! Pricing is per person.

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    2,599

    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
    3,599

    Standard room with one bed. All attendees must stay at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Pricing is per person.

  • Bring Your Loved One with One Bed
    4,999

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and attend all evening concerts together. However, this price point does not include workshops, or the Vinyl tour for your plus one. The room includes one large bed. Pricing is for 2 people.

  • Bring Your Loved One with Two Beds
    4,999

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and attend all evening concerts together. However, this price point does not include workshops, or the Vinyl tour for your plus one. The room includes two queen beds. Pricing is for 2 people.

  • Couple’s Room with Two Beds
    5,399

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 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 two queen beds. Pricing is for 2 people.

  • Bring Your Loved One Jr. Suite
    5,899

    If you would like to have your loved one join you at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, we recommend this deluxe price point. You both share lavish accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals, and attend all evening concerts together. However, this price point does not include workshops, or the Vinyl tour for your plus one.

    During the day, while one of you is participating in workshops and living out your guitar virtuoso dreams, your loved one can enjoy the wonderful accommodations and interesting things to do in Nashville. Pricing is for 2 people.

  • Bring Your Loved One – One Bedroom Suite
    6,899

    Indulge in luxury and comfort at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel exquisite one-bedroom suite. These thoughtfully designed accommodations seamlessly blend sophistication and modern amenities. The spacious living area provides a perfect setting for relaxation, featuring stylish furnishings and contemporary decor. With a separate living space, the one-bedroom suites offer an ideal retreat for our getaway. Immerse yourself in the epitome of elegance and personalized service during your stay at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. This price point does not include workshops, or the Vinyl tour for your plus one. Pricing is for 2 people.

Payment Plans

In order to register for Tommy Emmanuel’s Guitar Camp USA, you can pay in full at checkout or you can pay one half now and the rest on May 1, 2024. Either way, you pay the same amount in total!!

Gibson Guitar Factory Tour

As of April 1st 2024, the Gibson Guitar Factory tour has sold out, and we will not be able to add any more guests to our tour group.

What's Included

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

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Additional sightseeing or excursions
  • Personal musical gear
  • Parking (extra charges will apply)

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 11.9% surcharge, which includes state and local taxes plus service fees.
  • Installment Payment Plan – Upon checkout, you have the option to pay in full or one 50% installment.
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • The remaining balance will be automatically charged to the credit card on file on May 1, 2024.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable unless you enroll in the Active Cancellation Insurance program. The Active Cancellation Insurance program is a program that will enable you to receive a full refund should you cancel your registration for any reason as long as you file your claim no less than 48 hours before the event.
    • To enroll in this program, you can purchase the Insurance at check out. The cost to consumers is 20% of the cart total after any discounts have been applied. It will clearly spell out the amount in dollars it will cost at the time of checkout.
    • Active Refund is only available to those in the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand. Anyone registering outside of those countries will need to purchase trip cancellation insurance from a 3rd party of their choice.

If you have any questions, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy and Cancellation FAQ