Americana Music Academy Events
News, Events, & Activities
The Academy is always hopping. Drop by and check out the fun.
Homegrown Music on the Cardboard Mountain Dulcimer
Saturday & Sunday Feb 22 & 23
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Spend a fun weekend personalizing, assembling, and learning how to play a cardboard mountain dulcimer. This two-afternoon weekend workshop is for children (4th grade and up) who would liek to get into playing a stringed instrument. The cardboard mountain dulcimer provides younger children with a means for musical expression adn an introduction to guitar and mandolin with minimal cost. In addition, children are encouraged to express their creativity in the painting and decoration of the instrument sound boxes using acrylic paints prior to actual instrument assembly. Although not required, a parent or grandparent is encouraged to participate along with the child in the assembly process on Saturday. Sunday afternoon will be devoted to instruction using simple tunes and each participant will be provided with a learning guide containing simple songs, back-up chord fingerings, and other useful information.
Taught by Allen MacFarlane
Registration: $70 (covers all course materials and instruction)
Please register by February 1, so we can be sure to have enough materials!
Comments regarding the workshop:
We purchased a cardboard dulcimers (wood fretboard, cardboard body) for our children, and we were amazed by the quality of the sound from the simple, inexpensive instruments.
The Academy sponsors various jam sessions. There is no cost for participating. Ostensibly, this is to provide our musicians more venues for playing with others. The real reason is it's fun. Come join us for a session (or two, or more!)
Aimee's Coffee House, 1025 Mass Street, Every Saturday, 3:30-5:30pm
We at the Americana Music Academy invite all musicians, singers, and lovers of music to come on down and Jam. Stop by and enjoy the company of fellow members of our musical community. It's low key, low stress and extremely fun.
Americana Music Academy, 1419 Mass Street, EVERY Sunday, 6:00-9:00pm.
Slow session, beginners welcome, tunes & songs. So far, we've seen tin whistles, flutes, bodhrans, fiddles, mandolins, harps, and guitars. Come add to the variety and fun. We're hoping for sightings of pipes, hammer dulcimers and more. Come learn a tune (or teach one!) Contact or call (785)760-1739 for more information.
Session has moved from second and fourth Wednesdays to every Sunday evening. Hope you can make it at our new time. The location is now the Americana Music Academy (we're upstairs on the third floor some Sundays).
Americana Music Academy Moves In!
At the beginning of November, after a whirlwind of activity, the Academy has opened it's doors at a new location: a beautiful, old, three-story house at 1419 Massachusetts. The new place has lots of space, great atmosphere, and will be a fantastic home for the Academy. Drop in to our new location and visit a while.
Catfish Keith, Concert/Workshop
8:30PM, Friday, 11 October
The Americana Music Academy announces our first, National Artist concert/workshop.
On Friday October 11th, @ 8:30pm, we are proud to welcome, in concert, Fishtail recording artist, Catfish Keith. Catfish is one of the premier delta blues artists of the last 20 years. He has performed all over the planet and is considered one of the best slide guitar players in the world.
Tickets go on sale September 23rd. All tickets are $20.00 dollars and can be purchesed by calling the Academy. (other locations will follow) Seating is limited so purchase yours early.
Catfish Keith will also be doing, a workshop on slide guitar and his stylistic influences, on October 12, from 10am to noon. at the Academy. Tickets for the workshop are $25.00 each. Only 30 Tickets to the workshop will be available, and can be purchased by calling the Academy (other locations will be available as we find them.)
A special combo. Ticket for both the concert and the workshop can be purchased for $40.00.
Grand Opening & Silent Auction a Success!
6:30PM, Saturday 7 September
Thanks for coming! It was a great event and everyone's participation was much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you at more events
New Catalog ready -- check out the classes coming up
Jam Session schedules and location have changed
Acoustic Jam and Celtic Jam now hosted at Aimee's Coffee House, 1025 Mass Street. Thanks for the great location!
Days & time for Celtic Jam have changed -- it is now the Second and Fourth Wednesday evenings of each month, 6:30 - 8:30PM.