YES Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp Set for July 14-17
Tue, 07 May 2013 12:08:27
Get ready for your prog rock dreams to come true.
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp has created the ultimate fan experience with music legends Yes. The iconic progressive rock band will headline an exclusive, four-day camp at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp's Las Vegas facility July 14 – 17.
Fans will have the opportunity to fine tune their rock skills alongside the industry veterans and camp counselors. The camp will culminate in a live performance at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Portions of the Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp will be streamed live on RockCamp.com for campers' friends and family to watch the action from home.
"Our camp with YES continues our tradition of bringing together the most influential artists in rock history with their fans for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that could happen only in Las Vegas," said Rock 'n''Roll Fantasy Camp Founder David Fishof. "What's taught in our camps can be used in more than just a band. Our campers learn real life skills about working together diplomatically as a group and confidence building through being put into a band with people they met just a few days prior and being asked to perform live at MGM Grand."
Over the course of the four-day camp, campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors like Joe Vitale (Eagles), Gary Hoey, Kane Roberts (Alice Cooper) and Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly), among many others. Only at Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp can musicians learn stage presence, how to play some of rock's greatest songs, write and record a song, receive tips on playing together as a band and hear stories of life on the road from their counselors. The highlight for YES fans will be participating in jam sessions and receiving instructions from the members of the rock group. Campers also will attend Master Classes with renowned musicians and then perform live with their band in front of an audience at MGM Grand.
YES Drummer Alan White said, "I've been working with Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp for six years and each camp is a unique, memorable experience for both the campers and the counselors. We have a blast getting to know each other, jamming, and making music together. I'm excited the whole band will be at rock camp this summer."
The YES Fantasy Camp Spouse Package is priced at $599, includes entry to the opening night cocktail party and dinner, daily lunches, music lessons during camp, access to daily Master Classes and jam sessions and a ticket to the final night concert. Campers can add a private, eight-hour recording studio session as part of their experience for an additional $2,500.
Anyone plan to attend summer school with YES? It's the cost of a vacation, but if you live to rock and rock to live, then it's worth the spend.