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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.

Rock Camp '21

Rock Camp '21

Summer 2021! | Sweetwater

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 Sweetwater's state-of-the-art Performance Theatre.
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Dueling Pianos: An evening with Joseph Martin and Joel Raney

Dueling Pianos: An evening with Joseph Martin and Joel Raney

August 6 | 7PM | Sweetwater

Enjoy an evening of dueling pianos highlighting the sacred-piano repertoire of Joseph Martin and Joel Raney. A meet and greet with the award-winning musicians will follow. Books and CDs will be available for purchase and signing.
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Recording Workshop Featuring Jessica Meuse

Recording Workshop Featuring Jessica Meuse

August 6-7 | 9AM-5PM | Sweetwater

This is a 2-day hands-on studio session with producer/engineer Shawn Dealey featuring country rock artist Jessica Meuse. Learn how to track, edit, mix, and more while adding country-rock flair with Jessica Meuse in the world-class Sweetwater Studios.
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Tiny Musicians - August Sessions

Tiny Musicians - August Sessions

August 7, 14, 21, & 28 | 9AM or 10AM | 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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Sacred Choral Reading Session with Joel Raney and Joseph Martin

Sacred Choral Reading Session with Joel Raney and Joseph Martin

August 7, 9AM-4PM | 9AM or 10AM | Sweetwater

Take your church choir to the next level, and plan your next year's choir direction by attending the Sacred Choral Reading Session. This event at Sweetwater features the expertise and repertoire of Joseph Martin and Joel Raney, as well as the repertoire of several other composers. Ideal for churches, choirs, choir directors, or sacred-music enthusiasts!
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Recording Workshop Featuring J.D. Simo

Recording Workshop Featuring J.D. Simo

August 13-14 | 9AM-5PM | Sweetwater

This 2-day hands-on studio session with producer/engineer Shawn Dealey features the psychedelic-blues style of JD Simo and his band. Learn how to capture a live-show feel of free-form psychedelic blues recorded in a controlled studio environment.
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Recording Workshop Featuring Lee Roy Parnell

Recording Workshop Featuring Lee Roy Parnell

August 27-28 | 9AM-5PM | Sweetwater

Join Sweetwater's Shawn Dealey as he leads a two-day workshop with Grammy-nominated slide guitar master Lee Roy Parnell. Prepare, record, mix, and finish a song with pro techniques you can take back to your own studio.
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Songwriter Workshop w/ Davis Naish & Marshall Altman

Songwriter Workshop w/ Davis Naish & Marshall Altman

SEP 30–OCT 2 | 9AM-6PM | Sweetwater

Sharpen your songwriting skills and record your own song under the direction of prestigious producers Davis Naish and Marshall Altman. Join us for this dynamic, in-person workshop - only at Sweetwater!
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Contemporary Guitar Improvisation Master Class<br /><em><small>with Marc Silver</small></em>

Contemporary Guitar Improvisation Master Class
with Marc Silver

October 22&23 | 10AM-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 hidden notes that unlock the entire fingerboard.
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