2023 Academy Info

2023 Academy Info

2023 Academy Info

July 24-27, 2023 • Lyons, Colorado

2023 Academy Info

Registration for RockyGrass Academy will open on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 10am MT via our ticketing partner, See Tickets. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early to get a random spot in the Queue-it system!

2023 Pricing

Academy Registration

$775

Mandolin Building

$1,075

Kids Academy Registration

$450

Academy Guest

$300

A non-refundable payment of $150 reserves your space in The Academy. The remainder of your payment will automatically be charged on April 17th, 2023.

Class Selection

Bluegrass Instrument Classes:

Banjo - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Bass - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Dobro - Intermediate

Fiddle - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Guitar - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Mandolin - Novice, Intermediate, Advanced


***The Academy offers different levels of instruction for various bluegrass instruments. Please note that there are no beginner classes. Do not sign up for a class if you have never played the instrument! To be considered a novice you must at least be able to strum, pick or bow, as well as change basic chords in time and play simple melodies. Intermediate level participants should be able to play lead and rhythm parts and be comfortable with slow jamming. Advanced level participants are expected to play well with others, be competent at faster rhythms and complex lead parts, and cover material quickly. Classes with only two levels will divide the intermediate students into upper and lower levels. It is usually not a problem to switch levels within your instrument class once the Academy has started. However, you will not be permitted to switch to a different instrument.

Songwriting & Vocals:

Songwriting - All levels

Vocals - All levels

Luthier Workshop:

Mandolin Building - No experience necessary

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