Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp Memphis 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!

We will be using the historic City of Memphis as a backdrop for our events. Included in our schedule will be dinners at the finest restaurants in town, a presentation at Stax Studios by Steve Cropper, after dinner concert by Jerry douglas at Graceland Annex, and much more!

Memphis and The Peabody Hotel

“You get to Memphis, and there’s nothing like it. The people are amazing. The location is inspiring. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience we’ll share together.”

The Peabody of Memphis
Peabody Guest Room
Mezanine Lobby

 Setting & Accommodations

With a style and tradition befitting one of Memphis’ grandest, most legendary hotels, The Peabody Memphis offers a magnificent bridge between the “Blues City’s” celebrated past and cosmopolitan present.

Peabody Dining Area

Area Attractions

Believe it or not, I’ve never been to Stax or Sun! I’m just as excited as anybody to visit these hallowed halls. I have been to Graceland quite a few times, and it’s just as amazing every time. We’re going to have a blast.

Known as the “Home of the Blues” and “Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll” there is something exciting around every corner in Memphis. From amazing barbecue to rich rock n’ roll history. Memphis is a city that will leave every music lover wanting more.

Stax Studios
Graceland
Sun Studios

Area Activities

Rock out all night on Beale street, pig out on the best barbecue in the world, adventure to Graceland, or check out the endless music museums and learn more about your favorite artists. Live out your rock n’ roll dreams at Sun Studios and Stax Studios where all the legends recorded. In Memphis the “Birthplace of Rock n’ Roll” you can assure that you will be rockin’ all day and night. Check out all the fun at Memphis Travel.

We will be offering Musical Tours of Memphis, led by Memphis music historian David Simmons (for an additional charge).

Beale Street
Sun Studios
Memphis' Famous Ribs
Stax Studios

*Artwork by George Hunt

Schedule

This camp will be using the Peabody Hotel as our primary backdrop for workshops. During our evenings we will be hitting the town Memphis style, checking out all the great activities Memphis has to offer. Tommy will be leading workshops, eating his meals, etc. with the campers all day every day.

We will be using the historic city of Memphis as a backdrop for our events and included in our schedule will be
  • dinners at the finest restaurants in town,
  • a presentation at Stax Studios by Steve Cropper,
  • after dinner concert by Jerry Douglas at Graceland Annex

Jerry Douglas workshop will focus on a wide range of topics, but one area he wants to cover is the similarities and differences between the guitar and the dobro and how the two instruments play together.

Steve Cropper will be giving a personal history of the great sessions he led at Stax. He will be telling us the inside scoop on so many classic recording sessions and shows. Plus he and Tommy will be leading a master class together on performance and recording.

Mike Seale will focus on chord theory, chord voicings, solo building, and looking at soloing over chord changes.

Pat Bergeson will be teaching the students basic fingerpicking patterns and techniques. Also, the fundamentals of Blues and Jazz improvisation, Jazz harmony and Reharmonization. As well as he is showing the students how to improve their rhythm and timing.

We will be offering Musical Tours of Memphis, led by Memphis music historian David Simmons (for an additional charge).

Monday July 23

  • 3:00 PM

    Check-In

  • 4:30 PM

    Orientation

  • 5:30 PM

    Camper Raffle

  • 6:00 PM

    Break

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner – Peabody

  • 8:15 PM

    Instructor Preview Concert:

    • Mike Seal
    • Jack Pearson
    • Pat Bergeson
    • Tommy Emmanuel
  • 10:30 PM

    Open Mic

Tuesday July 24

  • 8:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15 AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (part 1)

  • 10:30 AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop (part 2)

  • 11:45 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Mike Seal
    • Group 2 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 3 – Pat Bergeson
  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:00 PM

    Menton Sessions (optional)

  • 3:15 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Mike Seal
    • Group 3 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 1 – Pat Bergeson
  • 4:30 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Mike Seal
    • Group 1 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 2 – Pat Bergeson
  • 5:45 PM

    Board Buses to Stax Records

    *Buses staggered by 15 minutes 

  • 6:00 PM

    Tour Stax Records and Lecture by Steve Cropper

  • 8:00 PM

    Board Buses to Dinner

  • 8:30 PM

    Dinner at Rum Boogie Restaurant

  • 9:15 PM

    Show

    • 9:15 PM – Steve Cropper
    • 9:45 PM – Tommy Emmanuel Jam
  • 10:30 PM

    Open Mic

Wednesday July 25

  • 8:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15 AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop

  • 10:30 AM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Steve Cropper Workshop

  • 11:45 AM

    Gr0up Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Mike Seal
    • Group 2 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 3 – Pat Bergeson
  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:00 PM

    Mentor Session (optional)

  • 3:15 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Mike Seal
    • Group 3 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 1 – Pat Bergeson
  • 4:30 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Mike Seal
    • Group 1 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 2 – Pat Bergeson
  • 6:15 PM

    Board Buses to Graceland

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner at Graceland

  • 8:00 PM

    Show at Graceland

    • 8:00 PM – Jerry Douglas
    • 8:30 PM – Tommy Emmanuel Jam
  • 9:45 PM

    Board Buses

  • 10:00 PM

    Open Mic

Thursday July 26

  • 8:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15 AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Workshop

  • 10:15 AM

    Tommy Emmanuel & Jerry Douglas Workshop

  • 11:30 AM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 1 – Mike Seal
    • Group 2 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 3 – Pat Bergeson
  • 12:45 PM

    Lunch

  • 1:00 PM

    Menton Sessions (optional)

  • 1:45 PM

    Break

  • 2:15 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 2 – Mike Seal
    • Group 3 – Jack Pearson
    • Group 1 – Pat Bergeson
  • 3:30 PM

    Group Classes Rotate

    • Group 3 – Mike Seal
    • Group 1 – Jackson Pearson
    • Group 2 – Pat Bergeson
  • 4:30 PM

    Break Away to Dress Nice for Pictures

  • 5:00 PM

    Group Picture (presence is mandatory)

  • 5:15 PM

    Autographs & Pictures

  • 6:45 PM

    Dinner at Hotel

  • 8:00 PM

    Student Show

  • 11:00 PM

    Open Mic

Friday July 27

  • 8:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:15 AM

    Tommy Emmanuel Departing Lecture

  • 11:00 AM

    Check-Out

The Guitar Camp Memphis 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.

*Artwork by George Hunt

Travel Directions

Memphis and The Peabody Hotel

Address
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

Website
The Peabody Memphis

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Featured Artists

Steve Cropper

Jerry Douglas

Pat Bergeson

Jack Pearson

Mike Seal

*Artwork by George Hunt

Pricing and Registration

Pricing

  • Commuter Package
    $1,299.00

    Commuter Package gets you into all workshops, concerts, and activities. This package does not include lodging or meals (including dinners and shows at Rum Boogie and Graceland). Food and dinner concerts will be available on a la carte basis.

  • Single Room with One Bed at the Peabody
    3,599.00

    Standard room with one king bed or queen bed. Pricing is per person.

  • Shared Room with Two Beds at the Peabody
    2,499.00
  • Single Room with One Bed at the Westin
    3,599.00
  • Shared Room with Two Beds at the Westin
    2,299.00
  • Bring Your Loved One with One Bed (for two people) at the Peabody
    4,399.00
  • Bring Your Loved Ones with One Bed at the Westin (for two people)
    4,399.00
  • Bring Your Loved One with Two Beds (for two people)
    4,399.00
  • Couples with One Bed (for two people)
    4,499.00
  • Bring Your Loved One Deluxe Suite (for two people)
    5,799.00

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities, and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Incredible welcome kit from D’Addario
  • A Paige capo!
  • Wi-Fi
  • Trip to Stax with Steve Cropper
  • Trip to Graceland with Jerry Douglas

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Memphis
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sightseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments if you are not signing up for our premium upgrade

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 June 1, 2018.
    • Any registrations received after June 1, 2018 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

*Artwork by George Hunt