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


23rd Annual

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamps

Voted Gold for over 10 Years



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.....


On the grounds of Maryville College, Maryville TN
in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Just 17 miles south of Knoxville, TN



Six Nights, Seven Days

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

Only $987.75 on Campus         $905.44 Off Campus
All Fees Included


Read About Kamp HERE


Register for Kamp HERE


Register Securely and Safely


Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp

PO Box 1020

Alcoa TN 37701          865-982-3808

Call or Write with any questions





Registration for the 2018

23rd Annual

Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp is open!

You are invited!


The 2018 SKAK has More Ensemble Work, More Classes, More Jamming....


Many new students have registered already. Many alumni are returning. Make this your year to come to our Kamp. Spend a special week with us in June. 

Read on.......


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. Classes from the Beginner's Beginner through Advanced Professional. 


Classes: We hone and shape our music experience based on the wants and needs of our past Kampers and Kompanions. This year is no different. We've made some big changes as you will see when you get here. We've added ensemble classes led by instructors. We've added more class time. How did we do it? Join us to see.


Class Rotation: Instruments with more than one instructor will find the student rotating to all instructors of that instrument. More info, More Techniques.


Food: Superior to most summer music camps. Our service boasts Farm to Table meals with Gluten Free and Vegetarian needs easily met. Call with any dietary restrictions.


Lodging: College Dorms. Double Occupancy with some singles. Two beds to the room with a shared bath to another double room. Limited Suites available. 


Concerts: Each night Monday through Friday, our instructor shine like the stars they are in performance. 2018 finds us in the lush Claton Center. Folks at Kamp tell us the evening concerts are worth the cost of Kamp alone. 


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


We have another stunning and unbelievable instructor line-up. 


Check this out - Always the "A" Team of Instructors!


Old Time and Traditional Week

June 10-16


The Flatpicking Team - Week One

Josh Goforth, Robin Kessinger, Steve Kaufman, Steve Kilby


The Fingerpicking Team - Pat Kirtley, Richard Smith, Steve Baughman


Traditional Rhythm Guitar - Marcy Marxer


The Old Time Fiddle Team - Erynn Marshall, Finn Magill, Rachel Eddy


Mountain Dulcimer - Aaron O'Rourke


Old Time Mandolin - Carl Jones

The Old Time Banjo Class - Cathy Fink


Old Time Singing and Harmony- Evie Ladin


Hammered Dulcimer - Rick Thum


Contra Dance - Wednesday 7:00 PM Led by Emily Abel



Bluegrass Week - June 17-23


The Flatpicking Team - Week Two

Andy Hatfield, Clive Carroll, Grant Gordy, Mark Cosgrove, Roberto Dalla Vecchia, Russ Barenberg


Bluegrass Guitar Rhythm - Rob Bulkley

The Mandolin Team
- David Benedict, Don Stiernberg, Emory Lester, Jordan Ramsey, Nate Lee, Radim Zenkl


Bluegrass Banjo Team - Eddie Adcock, Gary Davis, Bill Evans, Ned Luberecki


Bluegrass Fiddle Team - Becky Buller, Barbara Lamb, Annie Staninec


The Dobro Team - Jimmy Heffernan, Stacy Phillips, Phil Leadbetter


Songwriting Instructor - Jerry Salley


The Bass Team - Clint Mullican, Steve Roy. A third instuctor may be added. 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 Chiavola


Both Weeks


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 - Dave Firestine
Leading Slow Jams, Intermediate Jams, Tune Jams and More


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


Kamp Doctor - Donnie and Debbie 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!

Old Time and

Bluegrass Week 2017

Join us in 2018


Old Time and

Traditional  Week 2017

Are you in the picture? Join Us!


The Bass Class


The Fiddle Class


Dulcimer Class


Classes with the Stars


Big Winner of a

Collings Guitar


Really Fun Classes

of All Ages


 Intense Class with

Master Instructors

Classes with Top Instructors

 Free Rides Standing By


 Cafeteria Discussions


 Tons of Jamming

Day and Night


Fantastic Concerts


Kamp 2016


Jams Just Pop Up


Students Ages: 10-95


Comfortable Classes


Join Us in June!


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



Steve Kaufman Enterprises, Inc     865-982-3808

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