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Sutton's Summer Bluegrass Camp/Jam

​Sign up Today by Calling 931-653-4151. 

Sit under the leadership of experienced Bluegrass musicians and have an opportunity to Jam with the Band on August 17th.

For More Information Call Jimmy Bilbrey at 931-510-7770.

​Sutton Ole Time Music Hour welcomes bluegrass musicians of any age to participate in in one or more Camp Sessions this summer.  Three great musicians will be leading the sessions and each week, and participants will be treated to the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour and Dinner at T. B. Sutton General Store.  This program is an extension of Sutton's Bluegrass for Kids which runs from January - May, but this event is for all ages.


July 13       3:00 - 5:00 pm     Fiddle Lessons led by Jimmy Bilbrey

                 ​5:00 - 8:00 pm     Music Hour Dinner and Show


July 20       3:00 - 5:00 pm      Mandolin Lessons led by John Mayberry

 ​                   5:00 - 8:00 pm     Music Hour Dinner and Show 

August 3    3:00 - 5:00 pm     Banjo and Flat Top Guitar Lessons

                                                  Led by Larry Kernagis and John Mayberry

                   5:00 - 8:00 pm      Music Hour Dinner and Show


August 17                                 All Students and Instructors Return

                  3:00 - 5:00 pm       Jam with Jimmy Bilbrey, Larry Kernagis

                                                   and John Mayberry

                  5:00 - 8:00 pm       Music Hour Dinner and Show

                                                  Performance at Warm Up Show


All Camp Sessions will be held at Granville Event Center.


  • Camp/Jam Tuition is $50 and Includes:

  • First Day of Camp & Lesson

  • One Meal on the Day of your Lesson

  • Another Meal on August 17th when all participants and instructors return for a Jam (using the Wernick Method) from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and a Performance during the Warm Up portion of the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour.​


Thank You

Many thanks to the friends who make Sutton's Bluegrass for Kids possible:

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Tennessee Tourism & Development

Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree

Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival

Pickin' in Parsons Bluegrass Festival

SPBGMA Society for the Preservations of Bluegrass Music

615 Hideaway Entertainment

East Tennessee Bluegrass Association

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