Events & Workshops at Mass Street Music
In addition to our Free Saturday Workshops, we have some special events at our store throughout the year including open jams and clinics with special artists. All events take place at Mass Street Music at 1347 Mass. St., Lawrence, Kansas unless otherwise noted. We hope you can join us for some of these great gatherings. Have an idea for a clinic you'd like to see? Just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Free Guitar Lesson
Saturday, May 2 - 1PM
Just get a guitar or thinking about starting to play? Join us for our First Free Guitar Lesson, Saturday, May 2 at 1PM. We'll take you through the very basics and get your started on this lifelong obsession. Bring your guitar, or just stop by. All are welcome. FREE
Inviting the Muse - Songwriting Clinic with Jeff Black
Saturday, May 9 - 1PM
Nashville guitarist and songwriter Jeff Black is a Kansas City native whose works have been recorded by Waylon Jennings and Sam Bush among others. He'll be bringing his songwriting insights, creative techniques and some great stories to Mass Street Music on Saturday, May 9 for this very special songwriting clinic, "Inviting the Muse". Bring your guitar and a song, or just yourself. Each attendee will also receive Jeff's new album Folklore. Catch Jeff's concert that evening at West Side Folk. Clinic cost is $25. Tickets available at the store or call us at 785-843-3535.
Taylor Guitars Road Show!
Wednesday, May 20 - 6:30PM
The 2015 Taylor Guitars Road Show will be in Lawrence for one night only, Wednesday, May 20 - Rich and Corey from Taylor Guitars will be bringing some rare, one-off guitars, new models and of course some cool giveaways like strings, t-shirts and more. We hope you can join us for this in depth look at the mavericks of modern guitar building - the guitar 'petting zoo' will be here so you can find out for yourself what a Maple guitars versus a Koa guitar sounds like and why Taylor guitar necks are so popular. Let us know you're coming to be entered for the freebies! RSVP Taylor Road Show. This is a FREE event!
Learning the Triplet Strum for Uke Players w/Lil Rev!
Saturday, September 26 - 1PM
We're so pleased to present uke master Lil Rev for this special clinic open to all levels. It will allow you to choose from 6 different patterns, each broken down to its very basic components. You'll also learn how to apply these fascinating ukulele strokes to some simple melodies and tunes. This class is both a great introduction for the beginner, as well as a solid platform upon which to build your skills for intermediate and advanced players. Handouts are provided, bring a music stand if you can and a voice recorder (or use your smart phone) for further home study following the workshop. Cost: $25 Tickets available at the store or call us at 785-843-3535.
Don't Miss These Other Great Area Events:
Tuesday Night Concert Series at the Lawrence Arts Center
Every Tuesday at the Lawrence Arts Center through May 26 - 7:30 pm
In it's 11th year, the Tuesday Night Concert Series, curated by Larry Carter, provides an eclectic line up of music from local and regional performers like Pickett, Paull and Jeans on April 14 and the annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash on April 21. Donations are accepted or just toss your fare in the tip jar. Mass Street Music is a proud supporter of the Tuesday Night Concert Series. Check out the full spring line up: Tuesday Night Concert Series
MXM2015 Mix/Master 2015 Music Conference & Showcase
Friday & Saturday, May 1 & 2 - Lawrence, Kansas
Mass Street Music is proud to support the second annual MXM2015 conference - a two day event loaded with opportunities for musicians. From Kansas City entertainment critics like Tim Finn and Chris Haghirian to experienced bookers, entertainment lawyers and musicians who know how to hit the road hard, this gathering will provide peformers with information to equip them for the next level. The conference culminates with a stand out showcase of seven bands including Westerners, Pink Royal, Karma Vision, La Guerre, Jessica Paige, Lion and Nicholas St. James. Full details at MXM2015.