Previous events

Join us November 15th for IBMA Songwriter of the Year/GRAMMY winner Tim Stafford's Artist in Residence showcase, featuring guest artists Thomm Jutz and Dave Eggar! ETSU Martin Center - Powell Recital Hall @ 7pm This event is FREE and open to the public. Don't miss this incredible concert!! Can't make it in person? Watch it on livestream on our Facebook page, 7PM EST!

The title of the program is “From Appalachia to LA”, featuring music based on the roots of bluegrass, old time and blues music with songs by Doc Watson, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Rodgers, Jerry Garcia, Bob Dylan and some great originals. The night concludes on the west coast and beyond showing how the music from the mountains provided the foundations for country rock, jam bands and modern Americana.

4 hour parking passes are available for purchase $19. The concert is included.

Nashville Flatpick Camp--SOLD OUT!!

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Nashville Flatpick Camp, 1418 Timber Trail Rd, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

In the hills just above Nashville, TN there is a house set back in the woods where people go to learn how to play flatpick guitar. Only 15 campers are allowed to attend so each class is small and every camper comes away feeling like he or she had a couple of days of private lessons. And yet, friendships are made that last a lifetime. It's pretty magical.


Tim Stafford teaches guitar and songwriting virtually at 2019 NBCMS Acoustic Music Workshop--ONLINE only

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Virtual, Your house, Alberta

Workshop leaders with solid backgrounds in teaching and performance are assembled to provide the best possible musical weekend.

It will be different... it will be great. Let's stay connected ​

The Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society sponsors the Acoustic Music Workshop in order to promote, preserve and present bluegrass music. Knowledge of bluegrass is not required, it is our hope that musicians, already comfortable in their playing ability, will want to experience the user friendly nature of bluegrass music.

Let's Make It Social

Grow your community of musical friendships. The live ZOOM workshop allows you to learn new skills while reconnecting with friends. Keep the workshop running all weekend and see what you learn about other instruments and instructors. Check in from time to time to see who else is tuned in. Use the 15 minute break between workshops to connect with friends.

The More You Know The More You Grow.

Award winning songwriters, guitar players, mandolin players, fiddlers and banjo players will be presenting 45 minutes of insightful sessions on instruments you already play and on instruments you may not know much about. Techniques and strategies on the different instruments are transferable. Access to knowledgeable instructors can broaden your musical experience.

Viewing On Demand

Seminars will be available for viewing on demand after the workshop weekend.

Expand Your Musical Network

Meet some of the most accomplished artists in the acoustic music world. This is a jumping off point to establishing student/teacher relationships.

Tune in to different sessions and find out more about the instructor and their instrument.

Expand your list of jamming friends. Find out who else is out there playing music. We won't be isolated for ever. We will want to return to a healthy musical community when we emerge from this pandemic.

Prepare For The Workshop Sessions

Workshop handouts are available for some of the workshops. Download them ahead of time and be ready.


Bring All 16 Sessions Home

45 minutes sessions over 16 hours. Check the schedule.

All 16 sessions for

$75 Earlybird rate before October 12

$120 Household rate. Two people at one location

$95 after October 12

All 16 sessions for $75 Earlybird rate before October 12 $120 Household rate. Two people at one location $95 after October 12

Blue Highway dates and information here.