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

Roland White Mandolin ClinicRoland White Mandolin Clinic - $50
Saturday, October 10 - 1:30-4:30PM
Whether it was founding the Kentucky Colonels or accompanying Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, Roland White has been at the epicenter of Bluegrass music. Mass Street is proud to host a Mandolin Workshop presented by Roland White on Oct 10th at 1:30pm. This 3 hour class will focus on Mandolin chord shapes and how they work together, playing breaks to a song, double stops, back-up, mandolin set-up, tremolo, acquiring speed, ensemble playing, and more! Tickets are only $50 so be sure to stop by the store or give a us a call at 785-843-3535 to reserve your seat. This is a rare opportunity to pick up skills and techniques from a Bluegrass legend! RSVP on Facebook Update: is providing three paid scholarships to kids college age and younger who are wanting to attend the clinic! Thanks to Scott and for their support of this event.

Gypsy Jazz Picking TechniqueGypsy Jazz Picking Technique - Free
Saturday, October 17 - 1PM
Gypsy Jazz guitar---the sound that's sweeping the nation! Django Reinhardt and his cohorts are inspiring yet another generation of musicians right here at Mass Street. Known for their energetic rhythms and musical flourishes, gypsy jazz guitarists employ a number of picking techniques unique to this genre. Join Mike Horan for a hands-on introduction to some of these techniques, including rest strokes, unique fingerings, right hand posture, tremolos, and two-fingered tricks! Don't be the last kid on your block to try out this fun genre of music. RSVP on Facebook. FREE!

Vintage Guitar Seminar with Jim BaggettVintage Guitar Seminar - Free
Saturday, October 24 - 1PM
What makes a great Vintage Guitar so appealing? Is it the woods, the bracing, the glue, the craftsmanship? Stop by our Vintage Guitar workshop presented by store owner Jim Baggett to learn what makes these "Golden Era" instruments so special. We're always on the lookout for quality new instruments that embody the techniques of these vintage classics, so even if you're not in the market for a vintage guitar these are tips you can use to help you find a new one! RSVP on Facebook FREE!