The Monroe Music Camp – where legends pass the torch to the next generation of players.  Offering the finest instruction of original and  traditional first generation Bluegrass on Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Upright Bass, and Harmony Singing, our instructors, Blue Grass Boys, support musicians and staff provide a full immersion, hands-on, in-depth learning and playing experience.  Committed to building community around the world, as well as platforms and connections for the next generation of young musicians, the MonManCamp presents programs that ensure the continuation of this truly original American musical form called Bluegrass music.  #Building Community Thru Music.

MonManCamp is the only camp in the world that offers this disciplined instructional approach. We focus on the groundbreaking, innovative music, created and developed by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, as well as on the music that influenced them. It’s all Monroe, all the time!

Wall of Fame

A look back at our incredible staff of instructors, luthiers, special presenters, and original Blue Grass Boys over the years:

Original Blue Grass Boys: Roland White, Tom Ewing, Blake Williams, Mark Hembree, Glen Duncan, Byron Berline, Bob Black, Robert Bowlin, Bobby Hicks, Mark Kuykendall, Mike Bub, Buddy Spicher, and James Monroe

Instructors, Presenters, Luthiers: Mike Compton, David Davis, Skip Gorman, John Keith, Mark Royal, Casey Campbell, Chris Henry, Paul Duff, Will Kimble, Raymond Huffmaster, Mississippi Chris Sharp, Kathy Kallick, Tammy King, Charlie Cushman, Todd Phillips, Tony Williamson, Richie Brown, Lauren Price, Sharon Gilchrist, Alan O’Bryant, Adam Tanner, Walter Carter, Martin Fisher, Lynn Dudenbostel, Richie Brown, Brian Christianson, Rich del Grosso, Tom Ellis, Caleb Klauder, Jody Stecher, Alan Munde, Matt Flinner, Robert Montgomery, Richard Bailey, Laura Orshaw, Cary Black, Alan Bibey, and Silas Powell.

Ambassador Program

Our “MMC Ambassador Program” connects camp first timers, beginners to playing, and newbies to bluegrass music with a ‘seasoned’ camper. It’s a one-on-one opportunity for connection, to help answer questions about camp, learn the ropes the first day at camp, or to just talk about Bluegrass.

Anyone signing up for camp can get connected. We have a whole host of available guy and gal alumni! When you sign up, we’ll email you about connecting with one of them. ‘Paying it forward’ is just another thing we love about this group.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion Statement

MMC’s leadership, board and staff are committed to creating a learning environment that meets the needs of its diverse body as well as engaging people who are underrepresented and underserved.   Traditionally underserved populations include people who lack access to arts programs, services, and resources for geographic, economic, cultural, social, physical, or other demonstrable reasons.  Populations include people of color, children, women, seniors, people living with disabilities and/or people living in rural areas of isolated settings.  MMC is committed to an accessible website by delivering a universally accessible user experience based on requirements detailed in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Gift Certificates

If you are interested in gifting this musical immersion experience as a gift (birthday, holiday, just because), send an email to

Thanks to all our sponsors!

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