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

Truss Rod AdjustmentsTruss Rod Adjustments
Saturday, Jan 21 - 1PM - FREE
Adjusting the truss rod always feels like some kind of dark art. How much neck relief is needed? Is back bow a good thing? What about dual action truss rods? Stop by our workshop and let our luthiers help you gain a better understanding of how to effectively use and adjust your instrument's truss rod. FREE!

Two-Fingered Guitar PlayingMore With Less: The Beauty of Django's Two-Fingered Guitar Playing
Saturday, Jan 28 - 1PM - FREE
Django Reinhardt, the seminal French jazz guitar player, had an awesome impact on American guitar players (Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Wes Montgomery among many others). All this despite a serious left-hand handicap. Having to primarily use the first two fingers on that hand led him to develop a specialized vocabulary of licks and approaches to the fingerboard that in turn defined the sound of Gypsy Jazz as we know it. In this workshop we will look at specific Django solos and learn how his two-finger approach changed the way the music sounds and feels. Bring along your guitar and let's put some of his licks under the microscope. Djangologists unite!