Make Your Plans to Come to Murrrrville (Maryville) TN in June for the


22nd Annual

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamps

Just 17 miles south of Knoxville, TN
In the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On the grounds of the Historic Maryville College.


If you ever wanted to learn or improve musically,

here's your chance to study with the masters.


Flatpicking, Old Time Fiddle, Bluegrass Fiddle, Dulcimer,Old Time Mandolin, Bluegrass Mandolin, Old Time Banjo, Bluegrass Banjo, Fingerstyle, Bass,

Old Time Singing and Bluegrass Vocals, Hammered Dulcimer, Dobro, Ukulele and more.....


Six Nights, Seven Days

All Classes, Lodging, Meals, Nightly Concerts and much more.


Only $900 on Campus (plus tax and fees) and $825 Off Campus (plus tax and fees)


Stay on Campus or at the MainStay Suites - Special Kamp Student Rates Apply


Click HERE for info.


HOTEL UPDATE: There are a small amount of rooms held at the Hotel for this great discount. If you are coming in early or staying off campus during Kamp, make your reservations soon


See at in the Kamp Section




Hi Friends


Register for the 2017

22nd Annual

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp

Gold Award Winning since 2002


Noted and voted for being the Best Kamp with the highest musical education value in the world. If you've been, you know. If you've never been, make this your year to begin.


When people tell me "I've always wanted to play an instrument"


I tell them "No you haven't. If you had you would be trying now".


If you have always wanted to play - register today!


You Can - Register HERE and follow the Online Registration Link or click the PDF and fax it or mail it in to us.


New News for 2017

 We have a new, State of the Art Cafeteria. This is important. Yea! The food service is a Farm to Table group and you will appreciate the efforts they take to make us happy. \
During Old Time Week

Emily Abel form Asheville will call our 2nd Annual Kamp Kontra Dance. She chants as she calls and is really fun. You will love this night. Wednesday June 14 - Open to the Public


Elevators: All dorms and classroom buildings now have elevators for those third floor rooms and classes. Yea!


Afternoon Vocal Classes Offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Annie Savage.



The 2017 Kamp Staff


We have another stunning and unbelievable line-up. 

Check this out - and or go HERE to read about them.


Old Time and Traditional Week - June 11-17


The Flatpicking Team - Week One

Beppe Gambetta, Dix Bruce, Robin Kessinger, Steve Kaufman


The Fingerpicking Team - Eric Lugosch, T.J. Wheeler and Tim Thompson


Traditional Rhythm Guitar - Steve Kilby

The Old Time Fiddle Team - April Verch, Erynn Marshall, Stacy Phillips


Mountain Dulcimer - Aaron O'Rourke


Old Time Mandolin - Carl Jones

The Old Time Banjo Class - Steve Baughman


Old Time Singing and Harmony- Cary Fridley


Hammered Dulcimer - Tina Gugeler



Bluegrass Week - June 18-24


The Flatpicking Team - Week Two

Doug Yeomans, Mark Cosgrove, Mike Kaufman, Tim May, Tyler Grant and Wayne Taylor


Bluegrass Guitar Rhythm - Steve Kilby


The Mandolin Team - Alan Bibey, Don Stiernberg, Emory Lester, 

 John Reischman, Roland White and Tim Connell


Bluegrass Banjo Team - Gary Davis, Greg Cahill, Jake Schepps

and Ned Luberecki


Bluegrass Fiddle Team - Annie Staninec, Barbara Lamb, Josh Goforth


The Dobro Team - Greg Booth, Ivan Rosenberg and Jimmy Heffernan


Songwriting Instructor - Jerry Salley


The Bass Team - Clint Mullican, Missy Raines and Todd Phillips.  

Basses may be rented from Wilhoit Music and they deliver and pick up. Write them at 


Ukulele - Kent Knorr


Bluegrass Vocal Class - Dan Boner and Kathy Kallick


General Jamming Liaison - Keith Yoder
Leading the Tune of the Day, The Jam Elements Class, the Medium Jam, The Post Concert Open Mic.


Specialty Jam and Beginner Jam Koordinator - Bluegrass Week - 

 Dave Firestine


Specialty Jam and Beginner Jam Koordinator - Old Time Week - 

Kenny Jackson


Beginner 101 Group Class Instructor (Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and Old Time Banjo) - Annie Savage


Kamp Doctor - Donnie Barbra


Morning Mountain Dulcimer Instructor - Mike Clemmer


This is an unbelievable line-up of giving and caring instructors that want to make sure you get the most out of the week or two of Kamp fun and instruction.


Read More HERE


Register HERE


Your Daily Schedule

Monday through Friday


Check in is Sunday from 1-5pm EST.

Then the fun begins....


The schedule may differ slightly but as a whole it looks like this:


7:30 am - 9:00 - Breakfast


8:30am-9:30am - Slow Jam Period/Kamp Store Opens


10:00 - 11:55 - Morning Class


12:00 - 2:00pm - (Lunch served 12-1pm) Lunch/Rest/Jam Times


1:00pm - 1:45 or 12:30-1:30 - Medium Jams and Tune of the Day Class


2:00 - 4:00 - Afternoon Class


4:15 - 5:00 - Break Out Sessions/ Master Classes / Jams


5:00 - 6:30 (Dinner served 5-6 pm) Dinner/Rest/ Jam 


7:00 - 7:30 - Open Mic. On the Main Stage


7:30 - 10:30pm - Evening Concert Series


10:30 PM - Midnight - Open Mic in Issac's led by Keith Yoder

Beginner's Jam in the Bartlett Hall led by either Ken Jackson or Dave Firestein.


Midnight - 7:30 AM - Sleep/Jam Period


Come in a day early and stay at the MainStay Suites in Alcoa by the airport. They have special rates for us. Click HERE for info.


Minors coming to Kamp need the Minor Release Form filled out and signed. Download it HERE and scroll down to The Age Of Our Kampers tab.


We can't wait to see you in June and catch up on your year. You all make Kamp like a big family to be proud of so from our family to yours,


Best always and see you soon!


Donna Dixon and Steve Kaufman


865-982-3808 Voice or Fax or


PO Box 1020

Alcoa TN 37701


Read About Kamp HERE


Register HERE


See you in June!


PS - Special Sale at on Steve's Mel Bay Studio Concert DVD. Check it out HERE



Close Out Sale - Just Ten Bucks!


Old Time and

Traditional Week 2016 - Join us in 2017


Bluegrass Week 2016 - Are you in the picture? Join Us!


The Bass Class of 2016


The Fiddle Class of 2016


Dulcimer Class of 2016


Classes with the Stars


Big Winner of a

Collings Guitar


Really Fun Classes

of All Ages


 Intense Class with

Master Instructors


 Free Rides Standing By


 Cafeteria Discussions


 Tons of Jamming

Day and Night


You may have said for years that you would come to Tennessee

in June to Kamp.


Make this your year.


Register Today...

It Only Takes a Moment



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