Event Details

Whether you’re a novice or advanced picker, spend the week before the RockyGrass Festival immersed in the world of bluegrass. Spend your days in instrument workshops, jam coaching, and a variety of electives including practice techniques, accompaniment, improvisation, learning tunes, and music history. Evenings feature band scrambles, barbecues, and campground jams along the St. Vrain River for pickers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels.

Classes are offered in: guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, bass, vocals, songwriting, instrument building, and the Kids Camp (ages 7-14).

Questions about your ticket or payment? Contact See Tickets at help@seetickets.us or 323-908-0607.

Questions about the event? Contact your friends at Planet Bluegrass at planet@bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

Camping for the Academy is included in the price of tuitionEach Academy purchaser will receive a follow-up email with instructions for purchasing On-Site Camping and Vehicle tickets for RockyGrass before the on-sale next Thursday, 1/20.

Please be informed that preventative health measures (e.g. full COVID-19 vaccination, masks) may be required.  These decisions will be made at an appropriate time closer to the event and will be communicated via email, social media, and our website. 

All Academy payments are non-refundable.

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Event Location


Planet Bluegrass Ranch

500 West Main, Lyons, CO, 80540

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