Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp is Back
Posted on May 19, 2010 - by Michael Duncan
Beginning October 15-17 in Chicago, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP will offer aspiring musicians three-day “weekend warrior” packages in Philadelphia (Oct 22-24), San Francisco (Nov 5-7) before wrapping in Dallas (Nov 12-14). The acclaimed musical adventure takes attendees through grueling and joyful days like those of their favorite musicians. Each day a new thrilling challenge exists for the “rock campers” from the audition process, to forming bands, writing and recording music and finally culminating in a “battle of the bands” concert at a legendary venue in each city: Chicago (House of Blues), Philadelphia (The Trocadero), San Francisco (Fillmore) and Dallas (House of Blues).
Onboard to mentor the rock campers through their weekend-long musical adventures: lead counselor, guitarist Dickey Betts (co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band who will also be performing an exclusive show each of the weekend’s final nights), along with camp counselors Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Mark Hudson (Aerosmith), Kip Winger (Winger), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy) and Sandy Gennaro (Joan Jett) and many others.
“These ‘weekend warrior’ passes will open up the unique Fantasy Camp weekend experience to a new audience,” says CAMP founder David Fishof. “By offering this opportunity close to home, the campers will be able to perform the final night concert surrounded by friends and family.”
Just prior to the U.S. “weekend warrior packages,” ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP will travel to the Bahamas for a destination Camp at the world famous Atlantis resort with Roger Daltrey from October 7-10.
Later this month, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP will be in London for Memorial Day weekend. London campers will have the opportunity to rehearse and record at the legendary Abbey Road Studios before the week culminates with them taking the stage at the world’s most famous rock club, THE CAVERN in Liverpool, where the Beatles first made their name. Meantime, VH1 Classic's weekly hour-long docu-series featuring 15 campers as they go through the transformative process of becoming “rock stars” will debut Friday, July 9.
“Weekend Warrior” packages start at $1999 for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend-long experience.