The Louis Jay Meyers Music Camp (recently re-named for its late founder), is celebrating 5 years offering the finest musical instruction. It is a camp like no other, where pros study with legends and dedicated hobbyists learn from the best in the field.

Held adjacent to Folk Alliance International’s annual conference in a neighboring hotel. “Campers” experience masterclasses with premier instructors at a discounted rate. One-day or multi-day passes are available and each day of the camp features three, two-hour class sessions on multiple tracks. Class offerings include songwriting, banjo, bass, fiddle, dance, guitar, mandolin, percussion, ukulele, voice, and more. Each camper is able to select classes according to their own interests. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the camp is open now and courses will be available for selection in December 2018.

Past instructors include: April Verch, Beppe Gambetta, Bill Kirchen, Bruce Molsky, Cécile Doo-Kingué, David Wilcox, Eliza Gilkyson, Mark Rubin, Tony Furtado and more.

Held February 16 – 18, 2018, in downtown Kansas City. The camp is open to the public. Register early for the best rates, space is limited. 

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About the Founder

Louis Jay Meyers was the Executive Director of Folk Alliance International (FAI) from 2005 – 2014. Under his leadership, FAI made the move from Washington, DC, to Memphis and then to Kansas City.

Louis Meyers was a native of Austin, Texas and one of the founders of SXSW (South by Southwest). An avid banjo and pedal steel player, Louis was a tireless champion for musicians and had a vision for cultivating community through the arts. His vision for the camp was to center the community around the passion for learning and playing music, where the focus is on exchange of knowledge and sharing of traditions and where world-class musicians serve as instructors to students of all ages and levels. Louis’s unique vision for the camp continues today.

About Folk Alliance International

Folk Alliance International (FAI) was founded in 1989 to connect folk music leaders aiming to sustain the community and genre. The leading international voice for folk music, FAI is a 30-year-old arts nonprofit based in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

The organization’s expanded global network now includes more than 3,000 members, a worldwide community of cultural sector entrepreneurs and leaders that includes artists, record companies, publishers, presenters, agents, managers, arts administrators, diplomats and more.

FAI produces the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community at its annual conference. Thousands of performances have been booked, networks and teams have been built, and careers developed through the opportunities of this event. Held February 14 – 18, 2018 in downtown Kansas City.


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