David Crosby and Cream's Ginger Baker will serve as headliners for the latest edition of Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, taking place Nov. 6 and 7 in Los Angeles with a final live performance at Whisky A Go Go on Nov. 8.
Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is a star-studded program that allows aspiring and wannabe musicians to learn from and play alongside established professionals. Whether just a rock and roll fan wanting to live out your teenage dream of being in a band, or someone hoping to take their craft to the next level, everyone is welcome at this weekend experience that's been going strong since 1997. Interested parties can still sign up for this weekend's program, but space is understandably limited.
Fantasy Camp pulls together an exciting lineup of artists, and this weekend is no exception. Joining Crosby and Baker as rock star counselors are:
Danny Seraphine (from the band Chicago)
Alan White (Yes)
Vinny Appice (Dio)
Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad)
Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot)
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot)
Ty Dennis (Kreiger-Manzarek Band)
Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)
Teddy Andreadis (Guns 'N’ Roses)
Buster Akrey (Iron Butterfly)
Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper)
The program offers different tracks for musicians, songwriters, and vocalists. According to the camp's program page, those who participate in the songwriting camp this weekend will be included in an exclusive songwriting Q&A with Crosby led by Louise Goffin, the daughter of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Songwriters Hall of Fame member and three-time Grammy winner Holly Knight and singer-songwriter Jack Tempchin, best known for his work with The Eagles, will also participate.
On Nov. 8, camp participants and their celebrity counselors will cap the experience by performing in front of a live audience at Whisky A Go Go. This performance is open to the public, so rock fans who might not be able to attend the camp can still get tickets to the concert and enjoy seeing some classic rockers in action. Tickets are available by email, as found on the Fantasy Camp website.
If this weekend is too short notice, rock fans can also sign up for the next Fantasy Camp, which will take place from Feb. 11 to 14, 2016. That edition is more modern rock, headlined by Steve Vai, Warren Haynes, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde. Packages start at $799 and are on sale now through this event page.
For more on Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, visit the organization's website.