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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: VOCALS

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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 Mellen classics as “Jack and Diane”, “ROCK in the USA” and “Small Town”.  This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

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: DRUMS

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: 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: GUITAR

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

Peanut Butter and Jam Camp

Starting Friday, March 6th

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: BASS, DRUMS

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:  BASS

 

April Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, April 8th

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: Build Your Own Camp

Starting Wednesday, April 8th

We got you… babe! Grab a microphone and your perfect partner, it’s time to sing those classic songs you know and love! At our Rock 201: Sonny & Cher Camp you’ll get to croon to the hits of the 60’s TV duo Sonny and Cher! Relax and sway along to such classics as “Baby Don’t You Go”, “But You’re Mine” and “The Beat Goes On”. This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 201: Oasis Camp

Starting Sunday, April 5th (due to Easter camp will start on April 6th)

Aye mate, a’ ya ready fo’ a go? Grab your guitar, crank it and show the Twin Cities that Brit-Pop is back! At our Rock 201: Oasis Camp, you can jam out the hits of 90s Alternate rockers Oasis and other Brit-Pop bands such as Blur and The Stone Roses! Taste the fuzzy and swirly pop goodness of such classic Oasis hits as “Live Forever”, “Champaign Supernova” and “Wonderwall” . This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Rock 301: Garth Brooks Tribute Camp

Starting Monday, April 6th

Grab your cowboy hat and dress all in black; it’s time to have the biggest bash in country music! At our Rock 301: Garth Brooks Camp, you can roll along to the greatest hits of one of Modern Country’s greatest stars, the one and only Garth Brooks (even if you didn’t get tickets)! Fill those stadiums up with a lot of twang with such country anthems as “The Dance”, “Friends in Low Places”, and “Thunder Rolls”, This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, KEYBOARDS

Rock 301: Huey Lewis Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, April 7th

Hop in that DeLorean and set the Flux Capacitor to 1985, this camp is about to get heavy! At our Rock 301: Huey Lewis Camp, you can rock out to the hits of Huey Lewis and The News as well as other 80s classics! Plug in both your guitar and synth to play The News hits such as “The Power of Love”, “The Heart of Rock In Roll” and “Back in Time”. This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: DRUMS, KEYBOARDS

Rock 301: Foreigner Tribute Camp

Starting Tuesday, April 7th

If you think this spring is going to heat up a bit, then we have the camp that is ‘cold as ice’! At our Rock 301: Foreigner Camp you can dish out the cool stadium anthems of legendary 70’s hard rock icons Foreigner! Get your audience to whip out those lighters while you rock such Foreigner hits such as “Head Games”, “Hot Blooded” and “Feels Like The First Time.” This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: The Rockin’ Blues Camp

Starting Thursday, April 9th

Feelin a little ‘blue’ this spring? We got the cure for your springtime blues: the electric guitar! At our Rock 301: The Rockin’ Blues Camp you can celebrate when the American Blues was electrified by playing those blues licks that, well, rock! Turn up yer amps and scare those blues away with such tracks as “Crossroads” by Cream, “Red House” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and “Roadhouse Blues” by The Doors. This camp concludes with a performance at Bunkers on May 2nd.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Peanut Butter & Jam Camp

Starting Friday, April 10th

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, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Saturday Morning “Toons”

Starting Saturday, April 11th

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.

Open positions: GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

 

May Camps

Rock 101

Starting Wednesday, May 6th

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: The Cars Camp

Starting Wednesday, May 6th

The great sound of New Wave is back at Rock Camp For Dads and will make you sweat!! Hop in, throw your guitars and synths in the back and buckle up because it’s time to take a ride with our Rock 201: The Cars Camp! Beginning Wednesday, May 6th, you’ll get to play all the 80′s hits of this seminal New Wave band, such as “Good Times Roll”, “Let’s Go” and “Shake It Up”! Hurry up and hop in, this car is leavin fast!

Open positions: DRUMS, KEYBOARDS

Rock 201: Led Zeppelin Camp

Starting Sunday, May 3rd

Learn to bash a kit like Bonham, shred a lick like Page, drop a groove like JPJ or just be all-around awesome like Plant– take your pick! At our Rock 201: Led Zeppelin Camp you can rock out to the rock legends while learning your instrument and a band dynamic in our intermediate-level 201 Camp! Plug-in and warm up to the RCFD experience with such classics as “Rock and Roll”, “Whole Lotta Love” and “Immigrant Song”. This camp concludes with a private in-studio concert at our Rock 201 Performance Party.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Vans Warped Tour Camp

Starting Monday, May 4th

Lace up those Vans and grab your board, bro! At our Rock 301: Vans Warped Tour Camp you can either mosh or skank along to all the greatest punk and alt-rock tracks from the artists featured on the Vans Warped Tour! Plug in and crank it to the aggressive classics such as “Self Esteem” by The Offspring, “Timebomb” by Rancid and “Cute Without the E” by Taking Back Sunday. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: DRUMS, VOCALS

Rock 301: Genesis/Exodus Camp

Starting Tuesday, May 5th

In the beginning… Phil Collins said let there be rock: and there was rock. At our Rock 301: Genesis/Exodus camp, you’ll get to play the classics of progressive rock legends Genesis, as well as follow the “Exodus” of both their lead singers into solo careers: Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins! Get ready to groove to the 70s and 80s classics such as “Land of Confusion” by Genesis, “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel and “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: GUITAR, KEYBOARDS

Rock 301: Tom Petty Camp

Starting Tuesday, May 5th

Well let’s get to the point and roll another… Well, you get the idea! At our Rock 301: Tom Petty Camp you can have your last dance with Mary Jane and swing along with some good, ol’ fashioned Americana Rock! Schmooze along to your favorite Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers classics such as “I Won’t Back Down”, “Last Dance With Mary Jane” and “You Wreck Me”. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: This camp is filled!

Rock 301: Pink Floyd Camp

Starting Thursday, May 7th

You might have heard it before: “Which one’s Pink”? Well, at our Rock 301: Pink Floyd Camp it can be YOU! Take a drag and get ready to jam to the classic hits of the legendary psychedelic and progressive rock band, Pink Floyd! Your Telecaster and Hammond is warmed up and ready for such classic hits as “Brain Damage”, “Wish You Were Here” and “Time”. This camp concludes with a live performance on May 30th.

Open positions: GUITAR

Peanut Butter & Jam Camp

Starting Friday, May 8th

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, BASS, DRUMS, VOCALS

Jamshop: Blues

Starting Saturday, May 9th

Looking for a little more Mojo on the weekends? Why not give Jamshop a try! Back by overwhelming popular demand, JamShop is aimed at all levels of musicians who are interested in getting together, during the weekend, to play in a casual, laid back and collaborative environment, focused on fun Saturday morning jammin! The May Jamshop will have a Blues Theme.

Open positions: GUITARDRUMS, 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