The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Camp


  • August 12, 2024
  • August 13, 2024
  • August 14, 2024
  • August 15, 2024
  • August 16, 2024


The Ness Creek Site

Big River, SK


    Early Bird registration is open until June 30

    Camp runs from August 12–16/24.

    Choose from a variety of classes including bluegrass and clawhammer banjo, mandolin, Appalachian fiddle, Métis fiddle, bluegrass fiddle, guitar, fingerstyle guitar, and upright bass. Plus, hone your vocal skills with vocal harmony and Sing Out Strong classes! 

    But that’s not all!

    They’re excited to announce two new offerings for younger campers this year!
    Introducing the Youth Jam Band Class for budding musicians aged 6 to 12, and a partnership with Wild Sky Adventure for the Wild Sky Forest Kids Camp. Let your little ones ages 3 to 12 dive into immersive outdoor adventures, from building fairy houses to pond dipping, fort building, and cloud gazing.

    No matter your age or skill level there is a class for you!

    What is Music Camp?

    WHAT? – Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society hosts an all ages Music Camp prior to its annual Music Festival. Multi-skill level classes are taught in various acoustic instruments found within the Bluegrass and Old Time genres, such as banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, guitar, dobro, voice and even an introductory class for children’s music. Special interest workshops or ‘mini-workshops’ on various topics will be offered throughout the week on a drop-in basis. Of course there are also lots of jams, both organized and spontaneous!

    WHERE? – Music Camp is held 20KM NE of Big River, Saskatchewan at the Ness Creek site. The location makes for a remote getaway in a rustic setting among the beautiful boreal forest! Need directions? Click HERE

    WHO? – All classes are taught by the festival’s main stage performers. Participants will choose one class and remain with their instructor for the duration of the camp week. 

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