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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. 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.

Evans Snare Drum Tune-up

Evans Snare Drum Tune-up

June 21 | 9AM-3PM | Sweetwater
Its the Evans Snare Drum Tune-up at Sweetwater! Swing by during this limited-time special event to snag a FREE Evans drumhead change - well even install and tune it for you in the Music Store!
Doorbuster deals on great products:
Puresound snare wires
Reso 7 drumheads
Promark Nick DVirgilio signature drumsticks
Evans EQ Pods
And more!
This event is free.
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Rock Camp '24

Rock Camp '24

Summer 2024 | Register Now! | Sweetwater
SPOTS AVAILABLE IN VOCALS, BASS, KEYS, AND BAND & ORCHESTRA! 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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Open Acoustic Jam

Open Acoustic Jam

June 25 | 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

June 25 | 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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Drum Circle

Drum Circle

July 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.
Open Acoustic Jam

Open Acoustic Jam

July 9 | 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

July 15 | 6:30–8:30PM | Sweetwater
EVERY THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

Sign-up begins at 6PM. 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

July 16 | 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

July 18 | 7–8:30PM | 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

July 23 | 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

July 30 | 7PM | Sweetwater
EVERY LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
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
Drum Circle

Drum Circle

August 13 | 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.
Ash Taylor Songwriting Masterclass

Ash Taylor Songwriting Masterclass

August 15, 7-9PM | 7PM | Sweetwater
Write great songs that sell! Award-winning songwriter Ash Taylor will share the professional tips and techniques that took her from sleeping in her car to crafting songs recorded by artists including Big Smo, Ryan Larkins, Noah Smith, and Johnny Hiland and performing in some of Nashvilles most prestigious venues, including the Bluebird Cafe and the Listening Room. Whether youve written one song or a thousand, this jam-packed, two-hour masterclass can help you improve your songs and build your songwriting career.
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Little Rock Stars

Little Rock Stars

Saturdays – August 17, 24, & 31 | 11AM or 12PM | Sweetwater
Three fun-filled classes for only $45!

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

Tiny Musicians

Saturdays – August 17, 24 & 31 | 9AM | Sweetwater
Three fun-filled classes for only $45!

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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Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

August 19 | 6:30–8:30PM | Sweetwater
EVERY THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH

Sign-up begins at 6PM. 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

August 20 | 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.
Mat Maxwell & Jake Sommers Touring Artist Masterclass

Mat Maxwell & Jake Sommers Touring Artist Masterclass

November 7 | 7-9PM | Sweetwater
Give your career a lift, and learn what it takes to make it as a touring musician! Industry pros Mat and Jake share hard-won insider insights gleaned from touring stages and playing in studio sessions with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Luke Combs, Vince Gill, Wanda Jackson, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, and Leon Bridges.

Youll cover a wide cross section of make-or-break career concepts that a gigging musician must know.
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