Several years ago, Pete Wernick (Dr. Banjo) decided to expand his Jam Camps, held in conjunction with several bluegrass festivals across the country, into a network of Wernick "Style" jam classes held by independent, approved contractors. Due to his commitment to the current Hot Rize tour, Pete was unable to be at Gettysburg this year. Ira Gitlin, a long-time assistant in Pete's camps, a certified Wernick teacher, and a well-known teacher and performer in his own right, ably led the Gettysburg jam camp this year with the assistance of Wernick style teachers Patsy Cline and Heidi Olsen. Seventeen people attended this satisfying camp which was held during the four days preceding the festival, culminating with a stage performance at the festival opening.
Remington Ryde, host of an increasingly successful festival in Centre Hall, PA, near State College, pretty much stuck to bluegrass music and presented a solid opening show.
The Stray Birds
Maya di Vitry
Warming Up Backstage
Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
Caleb Smith & Graham Sharpe
Chris - the Backstage Major Domo
Charles R. Humphrey III
Supper Time in the Campground at Dusk