Join us October 21-23 in Owensboro, KY as Pete Wernick leads our Bluegrass Jam Camp!

Closet pickers, this is for you!

  •  All bluegrass instruments welcome
  •  No jamming experience necessary
  •  You will be jamming at the first session!

Registration includes

  •  Optional museum tour and/or visit to Bill Monroe's home place in nearby Rosine
  •  Camp T-shirt and poster
  •  Evening jamming and showing of IBMM-produced documentaries

Friday 1-6pm  •  Saturday & Sunday 9am-6pm

Full Weekend Package:  $650 (Includes 2 nights at riverfront hotel, 2 lunches, 2 dinners)

Commuter Package:  $395 (Includes 2 lunches)

Non-Participant Guest of Registered Attendee:  $150 (Includes occupancy in same hotel room as attendee & meals.)

Register Here

About Jam Camps

Closet pickers, this is for you!

Pete's inventive teaching method focuses on the student's desire to play music in a social setting. Pete's emphasis is to address the general lack of this type of learning situation, and these camps have been launching beginning jammers everywhere!

Pete will show you how to be in a bluegrass jam session, fitting in at your own ability level. You will be jamming the first morning!


  • Understanding, low-pressure, experienced teaching by Pete & Joan Wernick and Dave Howard of The 23 String Band.
  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups
  • How to play lead, fake solos, sing harmony
  • Group and individualized instruction on backup techniques.
  • Ground rules and etiquette; learn many bluegrass standards,
  • In over 100 camps, we've taught hundreds to jam. You can too!

All bluegrass instruments, all skill levels welcome.
Supportive instruction and easy and fun jamming! Registration limited.

Camp Director:  Pete Wernick

Assistant Instructors:  Joan Wernick, Dave Howard (of 23 String Band & The Louisville Folk School)

For additional information, click here.


Riverfront accommodations provided by the Holiday Inn - Bluegrass Jammin' in Style!  (Included in your Jam Camp registration.)

classes  within the historical walls of the bluegrass museum

Class room space will be dispersed throughout the International Bluegrass Music Museum.  Learn bluegrass jamming in the Hall of Fame!