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SPECIAL EVENTS

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.

Bakithi Kumalo Bass Master Class

Bakithi Kumalo Bass Master Class

August 23, 7PM - 9PM | Sweetwater
Join renowned South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo in this compelling master class at Sweetwater. The Grammy- winning bass player will demonstrate his trademark blend of traditional African rhythms and American pop music on his signature Kala acoustic-electric UBASS. He'll teach you how to cultivate your own unique style through exploration of different musical instruments and influences. Space is limited, so don't miss your chance to acquire pro tips from this seasoned pro player.
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Wally Reyes Drum Master Class

Wally Reyes Drum Master Class

August 24 | 7PM | Sweetwater
Join percussionist and drummer Wally Reyes for this upbeat master class at Sweetwater. With 50 years of professional playing experience, Wally will help you uncover new grooves as he shares what he's learned to keep tempo, color grooves, and incorporate alternate styles to his techniques. He'll also teach you how to blend percussion and drum sets together to create
a unified sound that's uniquely your own. Space is limited, so pocket this opportunity before it's too late!
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Beat Making for Girls

Beat Making for Girls

August 30 | 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.

Powered by Beats By Girlz.
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Little Rock Stars (September Session)

Little Rock Stars (September Session)

September 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 11AM or 12PM | Sweetwater
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.
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Tiny Musicians (September Sessions)

Tiny Musicians (September Sessions)

Saturdays - Sep 3, 10, 17 & 24 | 9AM or 10AM
Wednesdays - Sep 7, 14, 21 & 28 | Sweetwater
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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Andy Timmons Guitar Master Class

Andy Timmons Guitar Master Class

September 15 | 7PM-9PM | Sweetwater
Join guitar virtuoso Andy Timmons in this thrilling master class to improve your guitar playing techniques. You'll acquire valuable industry tips as you learn to craft the perfect lick or solo, capture tone, and more. Hone your shredding skills as you rock out alongside a metal master.
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Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

September 15 | 7PM | Sweetwater
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!
Denny Sarokin's

Denny Sarokin's "The Nashville Songwriter's Roadshow"

September 17 | 10AM-4PM | Sweetwater
Supercharge your songwriting through this high-powered workshop with Nashville great Denny Sarokin. Whether you are a serious songwriter, beginner, or a guitar player just wanting to have more fun playing your favorite classic radio songs, this workshop will help unleash your musical creativity. During this six-hour intensive, you'll cover incorporating visual, emotional, and psychological elements into your songs to capture the imagination of your listeners and create bridges between the songwriter and the audience.
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Choral Educators Workshop

Choral Educators Workshop

September 24 | 9AM-4PM | Sweetwater
Join expert choral conductor and educator Dan Andersen for this informative, in-person, multifaceted workshop. Learn new choral techniques, review different literature, and learn how to pick the best arrangements for any group.
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Steve Seskin's Songwriting Workshop

Steve Seskin's Songwriting Workshop

October 1 | 9AM-5PM | Sweetwater
Elevate your songs to become their best with successful songwriter Steve Seskin. Whether you write professionally or simply love the process, make your songwriting journey easier and learn what it takes to write hit songs. You'll get creative tools covering many aspects of writing songs including writing melodies and lyrics, phrasing, collaboration, point of view, re-writing, and inspiration.
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Discover Live Sound with Jeff Barnett

Discover Live Sound with Jeff Barnett

October 14 and 15 | 9AM-5PM | Sweetwater
Whether you're new to live sound mixing or an experienced rig runner looking for tips and tricks to step up your game, Discover Live Sound can help. This two-day workshop will guide you through starter-level basics to the everyday techniques you need to feel at home behind the console.
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Contemporary Guitar Improvisation with Marc Silver

Contemporary Guitar Improvisation with Marc Silver

October 21 & 22 | 9AM-5PM | Sweetwater
For more than 40 years, Marc Silver has been helping guitarists around the world expand their playing ability. In this exciting two-day class, Marc will work closely with intermediate to advanced guitar players, teaching five simple patterns that incorporate the crucial connections that unlock the entire fingerboard.
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