Carl Palmer hosting Progressive Rock Camp

Master Classes, Workshops, Performances and more

Drummer Carl Palmer, solo artist and founding member of Emerson Lake & Palmer and Asia, is set to launch Carl Palmer’s Prog-Rock Camp designed for drummers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists and vocalists. The three day camp will feature Palmer’s ELP Legacy, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N Roses; Sons Of Apollo) and Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Sons Of Apollo). More guests set to be announced with attendees learning first hand from some of rock’s greatest musical icons.

Registration for the Pennsylvania camp is now open and is on a first, come first served basis and is limited to only 100. The event will be held at 2300 South Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

“This camp will be a special dream come true for me,” says Palmer, who has spent many years as an educator and demonstrator of advanced percussion. “It is not designed to be a ‘fantasy’ event, but rather, a complete three day educational adventure for those who really want to improve and advance their musical craft. Of course, fans who want to take in the experience, are welcomed, as well. This is a chance to sit one on one with some of the contemporary musical greats and learn.”

The Camp will begin on Friday, November 8th and will include three days of events. Among the highlights: Master Classes with Carl Palmer, guitarists Paul Bielatowicz and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, and keyboardist Derek Sherinian; An informative Q&A with Carl Palmer, his band, and the special guests; a complete Saturday evening concert with Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy featuring the greatest music of Emerson Lake & Palmer; the world premiere of a never-before-seen complete concert film: ELP Live in South America 1997; performances by bands assembled from the attending campers; plus seminars on artist management and booking; a seminar by a renowned life coach; new music technology displays; a Palmer Art Event and much more!

The cost to attend Carl Palmer Prog Rock Camp is $1,399 and includes all events, classes, concert, meals, parking, and hotel lodging. A deposit is required at registration.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.