HOST ARTIST - THE WEIGHT BAND
Featuring: Former Members of The Band,
Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group
with Special Guests: Jackie Greene, Happy Traum, John Simon & Larry Packer
Music Masters Camps, Levon Helm Studio and The Weight are excited to present Camp Cripple Creek, a celebration of the music and history of the legendary American rock group, The Band - at Full Moon Resort from Monday, August 22 to Friday, August 26, 2016.
Based out of nearby Woodstock, New York, the Band became one of the most popular and influential rock groups in the world. Camp Cripple Creek celebrates this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group with concerts, performances, interactive workshops, teaching clinics focused on both music and history, talks from industry professionals who were close at hand... accompanied by plentiful on-stage jamming with the attendees, open jam rooms with backline equipment provided, open mics and song-circles around the campfires. So, if you're a musician, bring your instrument... if you're simply a lover of this amazing music, bring your good spirit. We plan to have a truckload of Very Big Fun at this once-in-a-lifetime vacation-like music experience!
The camp is hosted by the esteemed Woodstock-based touring group, "The Weight," the players in which represent a direct lineage to the source of this powerful music. Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us. And THE WEIGHT BAND, featuring Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante from The Band, Brian Mitchell of the Levon Helm Band, Marty Grebb, who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band and Albert Rogers who has shared the stage with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson remains a vehicle through which we can continue to share those stories and dance to those back beats.
Other Special Guests include: John Simon (producer of Music From Big Pink, The Band, The Last Waltz and more), Elliott Landy ( World-Renowned Rock Photographer), Don LaSala (Owner/Historian of Big Pink)
Additional Special Guest Artists to be announced in the upcoming weeks... so please stay tuned.
Along with four days and nights of performances and workshops at Full Moon Resort, the entire camp will embark on a grand bus adventure (a half hour ride) for a visit to Big Pink, the legendary domicile where so much of the magic was originally created, for photos, cocktails and music - before moving on to Levon Helm's Studio for a camp finale "Family Picnic" Gourmet BBQ, topped off by a concert with Weight and Friends.
A portion of proceeds from registrations for Camp Cripple Creek will benefit the continuation of Levon's Barn concert series.
We would like to keep this a very intimate event, designed for those who love this music the most, so registration is limited to 100 attendees!
"Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me..." This camp promises to be both a once-in-a-lifetime interactive, educational, music-vacation experience... and a ton of wonderful fun for musicians and non-musicians alike!
Continue to share those stories and dance to those
Dates: Aug. 22 - 26, 2016
Location: Full Moon Resort
Big Indian, NY
Check In: 3:00pm, 8/22/16
Check Out: 11:00am, 8/26/16
A portion of Camp Cripplecreek proceeds will go towards
Levon Helm Studios
in effort to keep the music going and Levon's legacy thriving.