New Week Added to Pick Along Summer Camp - The Birthplace of Country Music
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New Week Added to Pick Along Summer Camp

Intermediate Level Registration Now Open at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol, Va.-Tenn. (May 16, 2019) – Due to high demand, a second week of Intermediate Level classes has been added to this summer’s Pick Along Summer Camp schedule at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The newly added class will run from June 24 to June 28. 

Three weeks of Pick Along Summer Camp were originally scheduled, two Beginner Level and one Intermediate, but the Intermediate filled up quickly with returning campers. 

“Each year we see returning campers and hear from their parents about how they are embracing and pursuing this music in other ways, underlining the impact that Pick Along Summer Camp has on them,” says Head Curator Rene Rodgers. “We are so excited that there is demand for a second intermediate session, and we look forward to working with all of our campers this year!”

Pick Along Summer Camp is great opportunity for kids to “try out” an instrument before committing to lessons. They will receive expert instruction on the same style of acoustic instruments played on the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings (banjo, guitar, and fiddle). Campers also get to explore the museum, learn about the music of Bristol and our region, receive instruction in singing and dancing, and work on projects with Radio Bristol – all while making new friends!

Additionally, campers receive the opportunity to hone their skills as a budding musician while busking in Historic Downtown Bristol. They will also give a final performance for parents at the museum at the end of the week to show off what they’ve learned. 

Pick Along Summer Camp is for beginners aged 8-14 and intermediate students aged 10-16. No previous experience playing music is necessary for Beginners; Intermediate level students should have some experience or have attended camp in the past. Half- and full-day options are available. Class size is limited and fills up quickly.

Pick Along Summer Camp dates are as follows:

  • June 17-21 (Beginner)
  • June 24-28 (Intermediate)
  • July 8-12 (Beginner)
  • July 15-19 (Intermediate) – FULL

Pick Along Summer Camp Tuition:

Museum Members

  • Half-day: $125
  • Full-day: $175


  • Half-day: $175
  • Full-day: $225

Discounts are available for families with multiple campers. Parents may also rent instruments from the museum. For more information and to register click here.

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