Welcome to the Okanagan Blues Camp

Hello Blues Music Enthusiasts. The Okanagan Blues Camp will begin on Monday Oct 21, 2019 starting at noon with lunch – then lessons running from Monday afternoon until late morning on Wed Oct 23, 2019.  On Wednesday, students and instructors return to the Dream Cafe for lunch, then our students hit the Dream Cafe stage to strut their stuff and perform what they learned.  with students taking lessons from award winning Canadian blues performers. The event will be in Penticton, BC.  Students will have a choice of taking their Master lessons from one artist.  Classes will be limited to about 8 – 9 students , so it is a first-come-first serve selection. You’ll have a second choice option if your first choice is fully booked. We have built in Class Practice time for students to work on what they have learned with their instructor, on Tuesday afternoon (4:00 PM – 5:30), and students can also stay in their classrooms from 4:00 – 5:30 PM on both Monday and Tues to practice together, and get stoked about their Dream Cafe performances.

The cost is $550 plus taxes, for 3 days of instruction, practise session, 3 lunches, 2 dinners and instructor and student performances in the evenings. To sign up go to the Registration page and fill out the form. We will invoice you once your spot is confirmed. Registration fees are non-refundable once paid, since we have expenses that must be paid.

This event is being held in cooperation with the world famous, Dream Cafe, in Penticton; one of the best blues venues in Canada. All dinners, and the evening concert performances by the teachers, and the Wednesday stage performances by students (from lunchtime to end of performances), and performances by students; who wish to participate, will be held at the Dream Cafe. Come and you’ll be able to brag to your friends that you performed on the world famous Dream Cafe stage! Meals (lunches & dinners – no breakfasts), and the evening concerts are included in your registration fee for this camp. You’ll be able to purchase additional food and beverages should you wish, after lunch,  from the Dream Cafe, as the performances unfold on Wednesday.

You don’t have to be an expert to benefit from this camp. General musical knowledge and practical musicianship on your instrument is all you need. These lessons and the tricks you’ll learn apply to blues players, but also to country and jazz musicians as well. You’ll leave having learned tricks, skills and knowledge from the best in the business, just like they learned from their mentors that came before them. remember to register early to get the teacher/performer of your choice as spaces per class are limited.

Direct information :  Mark McKenney  okanaganblues@vip.net  (250) 495-4592