Upcoming Programs

 

January Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, January 7th

Our beginner’s-level Camp! Over four rehearsals, we’ll match you up with players of your skill-level and interest and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: BASS

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Rock 201: Chicago Blues Camp

Starting Wednesday, January 7th

If you got the blues, there’s no better place than Chi-Town!  Grab a hot dog and a deep dish because at our Rock 201: Chicago Blues Camp you can howl to some of the originators of the Blues, who all hailed from Chicago!    Plug in and feel your groove to such standards as “Smokestack Lightning” by Howlin Wolf, “Hoochie Coochie Man” by Muddy Waters and “You Can’t Judge a Book By It’s Cover” by Bo Diddley.  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: DRUMS

Rock 201: Ramones Rock ‘n’ roll High School Camp!

Starting Sunday, January 4th

Gabba gabba hey!  Check into Vince Lombardi High School… just to skip it!  At our Rock 201: Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Camp you’ll be slam dancing to all the classics by the Ramones and other seminal punk rock anthems!  Be true to your school with such Ramones rockers as “Blitzkreig Bop”, “Sheena is a Punk Rocker”, “I Wanna be Sedated” and “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up”.  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: BASS, DRUMS

Rock 301: Lollapalooza Camp

Starting Monday, January 5th

Grab your flannel and tear your jeans, it’s time to head out to the biggest rock show of the 90s!  At our Rock 301: Lollapalooza Camp, you’ll be able to rock out to the biggest hits of the 90s from all the artists that headlined the trend-setting festival!  We’re talking about all the 90s hits such as “Been Caught Steelin” by Jane’s Addiction, “Give It Away” by Red Hot Chili Peppers and “Guerrilla Radio” by Rage Against The Machine!  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on January 31st.

Open positions: KEYS

Rock 301: Bon Jovi Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, January 6th

Hold on to what we got, because we got the camp that’s ‘slippery when wet’!    At our Rock 301: Bon Jovi Camp, you’ll be able to plug in and rev up your Harley and play all those legendary 80’s hard rock anthems of Bon Jovi!  We’re talkin all the hits such as “Dead or Alive”, “Bad Medicine” and “Living On A Prayer”!   This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on January 31st.

Open positions: BASS, DRUMSKEYBOARDS

Rock 301: Rockabilly Camp

Starting Tuesday, January 6th

You have the hankerin to get back to your rock ‘n’ roll roots?  Well, get ready to crank up your reverb, and go-cat-go at our Rock 301: Rockabilly Camp!  Jump, jive and wail to the riffs that started it all, such as “Love My Baby” by Junior Parker”, “Rock The Joint” by Bill Haley and even the licks of modern Rockabilly artists such as “Stray Cut Strut” by The Stray Cats.  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on January 31st.

Open positions: GUITAR

Rock 301: Fleetwood Mac Tribute Camp

Starting Thursday, January 8th

‘Rumor’ has it that Rock Camp For Dads is gonna let you put on the shoes of Lindsay Buckingham and the high heels of Stevie Nicks for our Rock 301: Fleetwood Mac Tribute Camp!  Spice up your life and jangle and rock around your favorite Fleetwood Mac tracks, such as “Say You love Me”, “The Chain” and “Go Your Own Way”.  So grab that acoustic and get ready to croon and wail in equal amounts, we’re going to ‘tango into the night’!

This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on January 31st.

Open positions: GUITARKEYS

Peanut Butter and Jam Camp

Starting Friday, January 9th

Our newest Rock Camp addition, “Peanut Butter and Jam Camp” is a lunch-time camp that will let you rock out to your favorite Classic Rock or Blues tunes in a supremely “laid back” and casual environment. You’ll be playing the tunes of your past and enjoying the company of your fellow rockers while having a bite to eat!

The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp will run four weeks, from Noon – 1:30 pm. You’ll be deciding on the tunes with your instructor/facilitator/lunchlady prior to each session, so all ya have to bring is your lunch pail, geetar, bass or sticks & a sassy attitude (we’ll provide the afternoon drinks!).  The Peanut Butter and Jam Camp is perfect for you rockers who are retired or have flexible schedules!

Open positions: GUITAR, VOCALS

Saturday Morning “Toons”: Forefathers of Rock ‘n Roll

Brand new Camp

Starting Saturday, January 10th

Yet another addition to Rock Camp For Dads, “Saturday Morning ‘Toon’s” is the perfect casual setting for you to further explore and hone your skills as it relates to your favorite musical era, genre or experiences!  Each month we’ll focus on a new subject highlighting an important milestone in music, whether it’s the forefathers of Rock ‘n Roll or modern-rocker Dave Grohl’s current Sonic Highways series.  You’ll learn the riffs, fills and vocal flourishes while sharing your experiences, thoughts and company with like-minded musicians in a coffee-fueled community environment.

Our 1st “Saturday Morning ‘Toon” will explore the Forefathers of Rock ‘n Roll from the 1940’s to the ‘50’s. You’ll learn the who’s, why’s and when’s of this important period as well as the signature sound these men and women created. You’ll be learning new “Toon’s” and playing your favorite instrument each Saturday morning from 10:00 am – Noon with one of our expert and awesome instructors! If you’re up for some fun each Saturday morning check out this new RCFD program!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

 

February Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, February 5th

Our beginner’s-level Camp! Over four rehearsals, we’ll match you up with players of your skill-level and interest and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS

Rock 201: The Beatles – Revolver Camp

Starting Wednesday, February 4th

Let me tell you how it will be: this camp for you, nineteen for me!  That’s right, at our Rock 201: Beatles ‘Revolver’ Camp you’ll be able to play the highlights from The Beatles seminal 1966 album Revolver!  Right when the Fab Four started using “illicit influences”, this is the album that created psychedelic rock!  Grab your guitar and rock the classics from the album such as “Taxman”, “Good Day Sunshine”, and “Yellow Submarine”!  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS, KEYBOARDS

Rock 201: ‘Pop Goes The 80s’ Camp

Starting Sunday, February 1st

Shoulder pads!  Parachute pants!  Members Only jacket!  We have all the 80s references you can handle at our Rock 201: Pop Goes the 80s Camp!  Dial up the perfect synth sound and add some reverb to your snare, it’s time to dance!  You can shake your booty to such 80s pop hits as “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper and “Love Shack” by The B52s. This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASSKEYBOARDS

Rock 301: ‘After The Love Is Gone’ Camp

Starting Monday, February 2nd

He or she broke your heart, yeah you knew this was coming.  But NOW what do you do?  At our Rock 301: ‘After The Love Is Gone’ Camp we can mend our broken hearts this Valentines by singing the songs that remind us that we don’t need em anyways!  Get back at that ex with such classic staples as “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “You Outta Know” by Alanis Morisette and “After The Love is Gone” by Earth, Wind and Fire.  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on February 28th.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, KEYBOARDS

Rock 301: Styx Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, February 3rd

You know what they say—Styx and stones may break your bones but this camp is gonna rock you!  At our Rock 301: Styx Camp you’ll be able to rock the sprawling epics and bombastic choruses that made Styx legends in the 70s and 80s!  Grab your guitars and gear up your falsettos for all the smash hits of Styx such as “Mr. Roboto”, “Renegade” and “Come Sail Away”.  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on February 28th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Slash Camp

Starting Tuesday, February 3rd

Who’s ready to get thrown into the Snakepit!?  At our Rock 301: Slash Camp you’ll get to tear up the classic riffs and solos of legendary metal guitarist Slash from Guns n Roses and more!  Grab that top hat and your Les Paul and rock such classics as “Standing in the Sun”, “Fall to Pieces” and “Slither”  So don’t say a word, just get ready to slash!  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on February 28th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Van Morrison Camp

Starting Thursday, February 5th

Do you think it’s a wonderful night for a moon dance?  At Rock Camp For Dads, it always is!  At our Rock 301: Van Morrison, you can play the classic hits of the Irish rocker Van The Man!  You’ll be able to jam to all of The Belfast Cowboy’s most classic tracks, such as “Wild Night”, “Moondance” and “Gloria”.  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on February 28th.

Open positions: GUITAR, KEYBOARDS

Saturday Morning “Toons”: Sonic Highways

Starting Saturday, February 7th

Our newest Rock Camp addition, “Saturday Morning ‘Toon’s” is the perfect casual setting for you to further explore and hone your skills as it relates to your favorite musical era, genre or experiences!  Each month we’ll focus on a new subject highlighting an important milestone in music, whether it’s the forefathers of Rock ‘n Roll or modern-rocker Dave Grohl’s current Sonic Highways series.  You’ll learn the riffs, fills and vocal flourishes while sharing your experiences, thoughts and company with like-minded musicians in a coffee-fueled community environment.

February’s Saturday Morning Toons will follow Foo Fighters/Nirvana rocker Dave Grohl on his Sonic Highways series!  Rock along to a musical history of various American cities, learning their rockin past and jamming out to the sounds of their city!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

 

March Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, March 4th

Our beginner level Camp! Over four rehearsals, in our Rock 101 Camp, we match you up with players of your skill level and introduce you to being in a band in our relaxed, professional and non-judgmental atmosphere! This is where your Rock journey starts!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Rock 201: John Mellen-Camp

Starting Wednesday, March 4th

Listen carefully, you can hear the growl of a cougar… a John Cougar Mellencamp!  That’s right, at out Rock 201: John Mellen-Camp  you’ll be able to rock the biggest hits of the king of roots rock, John Mellencamp!  Grow that heartland feeling as you plug in and play such Mellenclassics as “Jack and Dianne”, “ROCK in the USA” and “Small Town”.  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: VOCALS

Rock 201: Woodstock ’94 Camp

Starting Sunday, March 1st

It’s time to sling some mud and rock out to the cutting edge of alternative rock!  Those Baby Boomers had their chance, now it’s Generation X’s turn!  At our Rock 201: Woodstock ’94 Camp, you can rock the hits of the alt-rock artists who headlined at “2 More Days of Peace and Love,” the 1994 Woodstock concert!  Plug in and jam to such now-classics as “Longview” by Green Day, “Head Like A Hole” by Nine Inch Nails and “All Over You” by Live.  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Rock 301: Bruce Springsteen Tribute Camp

Starting Monday, March 2nd

Are you a workin stiff lookin for a workin man’s band?  Or maybe you’re just ‘working on a dream’?  At our Rock 301: Bruce Springsteen Tribute Camp, you can grab that telecaster, lean on your saxophonist and play some good ol’ fashion rock, straight outta New Jersey!  You’ll get to rock all of the Springsteen classics such as “Tenth Avenue Freezeout”, “Lost in the Flood” and “Blinded By The Light”.  This camp concludes with a a performance at Bunkers on March 28th.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS,KEYBOARDS, SAXOPHONE  

Rock 301: Build-Your-Own Camp

Starting Saturday, March 7th

If you are a band of five Rock Moms or Dads who think it’s about time to get out of the garage and do some serious damage, we have the opportunity for you!  Our Rock 301: Build-Your-Own Camp will allow you to gather your own friends and musicians together and go through the Rock Camp For Dads experience on your own terms!  You provide the musicians and songs, we’ll provide the studio and attentive one-one-one assistance from one of our Instructors to help you be the best band you can be!  Top it off with your very own spot on the bill at our Bunkers gig on Saturday, March 28th.  The Build Your Own Camp is the perfect way to develop your band!

This March’s “Build-Your-Own Camp” is full, but contact us today to schedule  your own Rock 101, 201 or 301 camp space! 

Rock 301: REM Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, March 3rd

It’s time to drop ‘the wake-up bomb’ because this camp is not for sleepers, although we can give you the rapid eye movement, alright.  At our Rock 301: REM Camp you’ll be able to jangle along to the greatest 80s and 90s hits of the seminal alt-rock band REM, such as “Radio Free Europe”, “Orange Crush” and “Stand”.  This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on Saturday, March 28th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: ‘Ladies of The 80s’ Camp

Starting Thursday, March 5th

Hey, it’s time to worship those 80s ladies who kept our air guitars rockin!  At our Rock 301: Ladies of the 80s Camp, you can rock the greatest hits of all your favorite female rockers of the 80s!  Grab some lipstick and hairspray but don’t forget that microphone.  You’ll get to bash out such classics as “One Way Or Another” by Blondie, “Kiss me Deadly” by Lita Ford and “I Love Rock n’ Roll” by Joan Jett!

Open positions: KEYBOARDS

Saturday Morning “Toons”: Acoustic Folk

Starting Saturday, March 7th

Our newest Rock Camp addition, “Saturday Morning ‘Toon’s” is the perfect casual setting for you to further explore and hone your skills as it relates to your favorite musical era, genre or experiences!  Each month we’ll focus on a new subject highlighting an important milestone in music, whether it’s the forefathers of Rock ‘n Roll or modern-rocker Dave Grohl’s current Sonic Highways series.  You’ll learn the riffs, fills and vocal flourishes while sharing your experiences, thoughts and company with like-minded musicians in a coffee-fueled community environment.

February’s Saturday Morning Toons is “Acoustic Folk”, which centers on the introduction of acoustic folk music into rock music, and how they combined to create acoustic folk-rock.  This will be your chance to unplug and see that the power of songs doesn’t have to be in the electric arrangement, but in the storytelling of the lyrics.  You’ll be able to grab your acoustic guitars and take a journey from Bob Dylan’s introduction to folk in popular music, and up to the unplugged rockers he influenced such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jim Croce and The Eagles.  We’ll even keep the coffee brewin for ya!

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

 

These camp positions are all first come first serve, so act fast and get the camp you want! Click on the position you want in the camp of your choice to put down your deposit. This will secure your spot. Also, if you’re a guitar player who wants to try his or her hand at something different, try signing up for a bass position for one of our 101 or 201 camps and try something new! It’s a great way to branch out into a new instrument! Heck, you already know the basics!

To register to rock or get more information, call 612-819-6722 or email denise@rockcampfordads.com