Midwest Banjo Camp Still Has Room

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Dates: June 7-10, 2018

Our Fourteenth Year!

Here's Our Latest 2018 Schedule

Midwest Banjo Camp XIV will take place on June 7-10, 2018 at the Olivet College Campus in Olivet, Michigan. Come study old-time or bluegrass banjo with some of today's best players and teachers in both styles. Our program features hands-on classes, demonstrations, two faculty concerts, and still leaves lots of time for jamming with your fellow banjo enthusiasts.

MBC 2017 Group Photo

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Midwest Banjo Camp offers instruction at four levels in both old-time and bluegrass banjo. We also offer full time programs in bass, fiddle, fingerstyle guitar, flatpicking guitar, and mandolin. But wait, there's more . . .

NEW THIS YEAR: MBC expands its exploration of banjo playing styles by introducing two new full-time programs:

  • 19th Century Banjo, featuring Minstrel Banjo, Classic Banjo & Other Early Banjo Styles.
  • 4-String Banjo,  featuring both Tenor Banjo (tuned CGDA) and Plectrum Banjo (tuned (CGBD)

MBC runs from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon and offers nine class sessions -- three on Friday, four on Saturday and two on Sunday. There are staff concerts on both Friday and Saturday evenings; over the course of the weekend you'll have the opportunity to hear our entire staff in concert.

This Year's T-Shirt Design

We have a really special T-shirt design for 2018 courtesy Lansing-area artist Dennis Preston and "the Bard." We figured Romeo and Juliet made beautiful music together, but who knew it was on banjo!! New registrants can reserve a T in your size via the registration form. If you've already registered and didn't reserve your T then, simply send us an email with your order at info@midwestbanjocamp.com and we'll make it happen. Price: $22; Sizes available: S, M, L, XL, 2-XL and 3-XL.

Want a 2018 MBC T-Shirt but can't make it to Camp?  We can make that happen. Send your name, street address, email address, size choice(s) plus a check for $22 per shirt  + shipping (shipping costs: $10 for one shirt + $3 for each additional shirt). Send to MBC T-shirt, c/o Ken Perlman, 307 Bellevue St., Boston MA 02132. Please understand that shirts are not printed till June and that we can't ship any shirts before the end of camp on June 10.