THE ARISTOCAMP

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The rock-fusion instrumental trio The Aristocrats (comprising Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) are pleased to announce The Aristocamp! A three-day music camp for fans of all ages which takes place from June 18th to 21st 2019 in Upstate New York.

This is the first music camp hosted by The Aristocrats and is guaranteed to be packed full of activities to educate, inspire and entertain. Musicians and music fans of all ages, abilities and musical tastes are welcome at The Aristocamp. Attendees will be able to fully immerse themselves in the world of music, learning from the band, special guests and each other at a wide variety of workshops, jams, Q&As and instrument specific breakout sessions. There will also be opportunities to experience The Aristocrats on stage in an intimate setting, demonstrating their near-telepathic ability to improvise and have more fun than a fusion band has any right to have!

We’ve each been involved in music camps in the past and the highlight has always been interacting with the passionate musicians and music fans in attendance. Between us we have a lifetime of performing, touring and recording experience to pass on and this is the perfect environment to do that. Also, this time we’ll have the additional luxury of being able to zoom in on how we create our own music, and what happens when we interact as a band and play it live. We might even say it’s ok to break the rules now and then.
— The Aristocrats
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Schedule Subject To Change

Tuesday, June 18th

3:00-5:00pm Check In & Registration
5:00-6:00pm Meet & Greet 
6:00-7:30pm Dinner 
8:00-9:00pm The Aristocrats Live Performance
9:30pm---> Participant jams with Artists In Residence 

Wednesday, June 19th

8:30-10:00am Breakfast 
10:00-10:45am The Aristocrats Q & A: Ask Us Anything
11:00am-12:15pm Guthrie Govan clinic: Improvisation on material from the new Aristocrats album
12:30-1:30pm Francis Dunnery clinic
1:30-2:30pm Lunch 
2:30-3:45pm Bryan Beller/Marco Minnemann: Rhythm Section Concepts on material from the new Aristocrats album
4:00-5:00pm Chad Wackerman clinic
5:15-6:15pm Aristocrats clinic: "The Aristocratic Concept": Songwriting For The New Aristocrats Album... (and for each other)
6:30-8:00pm Dinner 
8:00-8:45pm Michael Manring solo performance
8:45-9.00pm Francis Dunnery joins Michael Manring
9:00-9:45pm Francis Dunnery solo performance
9.45-10.00pm Chad Wackerman and Michael Manring join Francis Dunnery
10:00-10:45pm Chad Wackerman performance
10:45-11:00pm Chad Wackerman joins The Aristocrats
11:00pm---> Participant jams with Artists In Residence 

Thursday, June 20th

8:30-10:00am Breakfast
10:00-11:00am Michael Manring clinic/lecture
11:00am-12:15pm Guthrie Govan/Bryan Beller clinic: Harmonic Concepts on material from the new Aristocrats album
12:30-1:30pm Aristocrats + Guest Artists Q & A: Ask Us Anything
1:30-2:30pm Lunch 
2:30-3:45pm Marco Minnemann/Chad Wackerman Drum Clinic + Duo Performance
4:00-5:00pm Aristocrats clinic: Band Improvisation (starting a jam from nothing)
5:15-6:00pm Jam With The Aristocrats
6:30-8:00pm Dinner 
8:00-9:00pm The Aristocrats Live Performance 
9:00-9:30pm Grand finale performance with The Aristocrats, Francis Dunnery, Michael Manring, and Chad Wackerman
9:30pm---> Participant jams with Artists In Residence

Friday, June 21st

8:30-10:00am Breakfast
10:30am: Shuttle Departs for Big Indian Bus Stop
11:00am: Check Out