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There’s always a fun new way to grow at Sweetwater. Whether you’re looking to jump into a workshop, learn from national and international experts, spend the summer at one of our amazing camps, sharpen your skills, or develop new ones, we’ve got something to help you live your music dream. New events are posted regularly, so check back often. When you arrive at Sweetwater, directional signs will be in place to guide you to your event or feel free to inquire at our concierge desk.

Beat Making for Girls

Beat Making for Girls

February 27 | 7PM | Sweetwater
EVERY LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

Ready to create completely unique beats? This event is open to girls age 8+ who want to learn the first steps in beat making using Ableton Live, the industry's most popular beat-making and production software. Just $10!

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Open Acoustic Jam

Open Acoustic Jam

February 27 | 5PM | Sweetwater
EVERY SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

Acoustic Jams are open to players of all skill levels, so grab your favorite acoustic axe and join us for a great time! Play, hang out, exchange ideas, share songs, and have fun! Limited space is available, so show up early!
This event is free.
Rock Camp '24 Early Registration

Rock Camp '24 Early Registration

Summer 2024 | Register Now! | Sweetwater
Save with early registration pricing through February 29! Only $415! Rock Camp is a thrilling, five-day crash course in rock 'n' roll for aspiring musicians ages 12-18. You'll form a band, write your own song together, and record it in Sweetwater's world-class recording studios. Best of all, your band will end the week performing onstage in front of a live audience.
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Tiny Musicians

Tiny Musicians

Saturdays - March 2, 9, 16, & 23 | 9AM | Sweetwater
Four fun-filled Saturday classes for only $60!

Explore the magical world of music together with your little one, and join us for Tiny Musicians classes at Sweetwater! There will be nursery rhymes and songs, rhythm and movement exercises, simple and fun instruments, and plenty of ways to experience the joy of play!
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Drum Circle

Drum Circle

March 5 | 7PM | Sweetwater
EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
Come together to share the rhythm and excitement of Sweetwater's Drum Circle. Something magical happens as people of all ages participate in a musical event where energy is enhanced but talent is not required.
This event is free.
Music for Moms

Music for Moms

Wednesdays - March 6, 13, 20, & 27 | 5:30PM-6:30PM | Sweetwater
Refill your cup by combining the joy of music with the bond of motherhood. Each de-stressing session will help you build a more positive mindset and bolster your confidence. The music therapy and wellness exercises will range from singing to songwriting, music listening, meditation, visualization/relaxation, stretching to music, and experimenting with some delightful instruments!

No music skills required! Simply bring your appreciation of music and a willingness to jump in.

$60 registration fee includes all four weekly sessions.

March Focus: Mom Bod (Gaining Comfort
and Connection with Body Changes)
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Ally Venable Guitar Masterclass

Ally Venable Guitar Masterclass

March 8 | 7-9PM | Sweetwater
Learn the essential blues techniques that have helped award-winning Texas blues-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist Ally Venable establish her fiery presence around the world, touring with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Colin James, as well as sharing the stage with Eric Johnson, Zach Wilde, Dweezil Zappa, and other luminaries. Ally loves creating music that embodies the spirit of her old-school blues influences through dynamic and emotive performances to captivate the hearts of her contemporary fans. Now shes pausing from her worldwide whirlwind to spend a special evening at Sweetwater.
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Open Acoustic Jam

Open Acoustic Jam

March 12 | 5PM | Sweetwater
EVERY SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

Acoustic Jams are open to players of all skill levels, so grab your favorite acoustic axe and join us for a great time! Play, hang out, exchange ideas, share songs, and have fun! Limited space is available, so show up early!
This event is free.
Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

March 18 | 6:30PM | Sweetwater
EVERY THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

Just show up and play! It's that simple. Whether you've never performed or you're a seasoned professional, come join in the fun in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere. It's all about having a great time making music in a relaxed, coffeehouse-style setting.
This event is free.
Songwriter Open Mic Night

Songwriter Open Mic Night

March 19 | 6:30-8:30PM | Sweetwater
EVERY THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH!
Sign-up begins at 6PM. Connect with area songwriters and perform your original songs on Sweetwaters Crescendo Club stage.
Sweetwater Academy Songwriter Night presented by the Nashville Songwriters Association International Fort Wayne Chapter.
This event is free.
Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

March 21 | 7PM | Sweetwater
EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

Jazz Jams are the perfect opportunity to get together for an evening of musical exploration in a relaxed, laid-back environment. A piano, drum kit, amps, and mics will be provided. All you need is yourself, your instrument, and your passion for jazz! Limited space is available, so show up early!
This event is free.
Open Acoustic Jam

Open Acoustic Jam

March 26 | 5PM | Sweetwater
EVERY SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

Acoustic Jams are open to players of all skill levels, so grab your favorite acoustic axe and join us for a great time! Play, hang out, exchange ideas, share songs, and have fun! Limited space is available, so show up early!
This event is free.
Beat Making for Girls

Beat Making for Girls

March 26 | 7PM | Sweetwater
Ready to create completely unique beats? This event is open to girls who want to learn the first steps in beat making using Ableton Live, the industry's most popular beat-making and production software. Just $10!

Powered by We Make Noise.
Learn more
Little Rock Stars

Little Rock Stars

Saturdays – March 30, April 13, 20 & 27 | 11AM or 12PM | Sweetwater
Four fun-filled classes for only $60!

Help spark a lifelong love of the magic of music for your little one with four once-weekly learning sessions. Each staff-supervised experience provides fun, hands-on discovery with age appropriate instruments, songs, and movement sure to delight your child.
Learn more
Tiny Musicians

Tiny Musicians

Saturdays - March 30, April 13, 20, & 27 | 9AM | Sweetwater
Four fun-filled classes for only $60!

Explore the magical world of music together with your little one, and join us for Tiny Musicians classes at Sweetwater! There will be nursery rhymes and songs, rhythm and movement exercises, simple and fun instruments, and plenty of ways to experience the joy of play!
Learn more
Rock Camp Spring Break '24

Rock Camp Spring Break '24

April 1-5, 2024 | Sweetwater
Rock Camp Spring Break is a thrilling, five-day crash course in rock 'n' roll for aspiring musicians ages 12-18. You'll form a band, write your own song together, and record it in Sweetwater's world-class recording studios. Best of all, your band will end the week performing onstage in front of a live audience. A few Keys and Band & Orchestra spots are still available, register today! $449 registration fee.
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Drum Circle

Drum Circle

April 2 | 7PM | Sweetwater
EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

Come together to share the rhythm and excitement of Sweetwater's Drum Circle. Something magical happens as people of all ages participate in a musical event where energy is enhanced but talent is not required.
This event is free.
Tiny Musicians

Tiny Musicians

Wednesdays – April 10, 17, 24, & May 1 | 10AM | Sweetwater
Four fun-filled classes for only $60!

Explore the magical world of music together with your little one, and join us for Tiny Musicians classes at Sweetwater! There will be nursery rhymes and songs, rhythm and movement exercises, simple and fun instruments, and plenty of ways to experience the joy of play!
Learn more
Music for Moms

Music for Moms

Wednesdays - April 10, 17, 24, & May 1 | 5:30PM-6:30PM |
Refill your cup by combining the joy of music with the bond of motherhood. Each de-stressing session will help you build a more positive mindset and bolster your confidence. The music therapy and wellness exercises will range from singing to songwriting, music listening, meditation, visualization/relaxation, stretching to music, and experimenting with some delightful instruments!

No music skills required! Simply bring your appreciation of music and a willingness to jump in.

$60 registration fee includes all four weekly sessions.

April Focus: Mom Brain (Coping with Forgetfulness and Insecurity)
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Michael Miles Guitar Masterclass

Michael Miles Guitar Masterclass

April 11 | 7–9PM | Sweetwater
Establish your fingerstyle groove with award-winning folk guitar instructor Michael Miles. Youll develop powerful, thumb-driven accompaniment techniques developed by early blues musicians like Mississippi John Hurt and Big Bill Broonzy and refined by acoustic folk singer/songwriters including Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor. Load up your artistic palette with skills and inspirational ideas to take your acoustic playing to new places.


Bring your acoustic guitar!
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Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

April 15 | 6:30PM | Sweetwater
EVERY THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

Just show up and play! It's that simple. Whether you've never performed or you're a seasoned professional, come join in the fun in a supportive, encouraging atmosphere. It's all about having a great time making music in a relaxed, coffeehouse-style setting.
This event is free.
Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

April 18 | 7PM | Sweetwater
EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH

Jazz Jams are the perfect opportunity to get together for an evening of musical exploration in a relaxed, laid-back environment. A piano, drum kit, amps, and mics will be provided. All you need is yourself, your instrument, and your passion for jazz! Limited space is available, so show up early!
This event is free.
Little Rock Stars

Little Rock Stars

Saturdays – May 4, 11, 18, & 25 | 11AM or 12PM | Sweetwater
Four fun-filled Saturday classes for only $60!

Help spark a lifelong love of the magic of music for your little one with three once-weekly learning sessions. Each staff-supervised experience provides fun, hands-on discovery with age appropriate instruments, songs, and movement sure to delight your child.
Learn more
Tiny Musicians

Tiny Musicians

Saturdays – May 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 9AM or 10AM | Sweetwater
Four fun-filled classes for only $60!

Explore the magical world of music together with your little one, and join us for Tiny Musicians classes at Sweetwater! There will be nursery rhymes and songs, rhythm and movement exercises, simple and fun instruments, and plenty of ways to experience the joy of play!
Learn more