Rodrigo And Gabriela Headline Arts Retreat in Cambria This August

Photo by Diego Figueroa
Photo by Diego Figueroa
Rodrigo Y Gabriela

By JOHN DALY – Rodrigo Y Gabriela’s Musical Adventure, a 4-day, immersive performing arts retreat, will be held at the Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria, August 1-5, 2016.

Registrations are on sale now at the event’s official site at Dreamcatcher Events.

Travelers who book before January 31 will receive a free Yamaha guitar signed by the duo.

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA’s Musical Adventure is expected to be a unique musical and cultural event. Attendees will experience music immersion, enjoy ethical food, and embark on various outdoor pursuits.

The event is being done in conjunction with Dreamcatcher Events, an independent producer of rock and roll and music-related immersive retreats. Each retreat provides a new experience for fans to spend several days with a legendary artist, while at the same time providing the artist with an opportunity to connect with premium fans and earn non-tour revenue.

Dreamcatcher Events is privately owned, independently financed, fan-centric and artist-friendly and provides complete turn-key operations.

Photo by Diego Figueroa
Photo by Diego Figueroa

Confirmed 2016 retreats feature musicians Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Earle, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Andy McKee, Todd Rundgren and Rodrigo y Gabriela, with more to be anno

Rodrigo and Gabriela has invited along a host of friends including some of the biggest names in rock, classical and jazz including Guthrie Govan, Kaki King, Sharon Isbin, Strunz & Farah, and Marty Friedman.

Rodrigo y Gabriela’s Musical Adventure is an event for players and music lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste. Master players, beginners, and enthusiastic fans,will enjoy a wide variety of activities and workshops.

The environment is non-competitive and strictly about immersing one’s self in the joys of music, great food, and exquisite surroundings.

“Music is the universal language,” the duo said. “It speaks to plants, animals, and people. It’s what makes us more human too. We think it’s so important to share that, and that’s a big reason why we jumped at the opportunity to host such a special retreat.”

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Photo by Sean Molin
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Photo by Sean Molin

Cambria Pines Lodge offers comfortable accommodations, and a charming experience. Amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, day spa, parking, and wifi.

The Fireside Lounge hosts nightly live entertainment from counselors and attendees. Jam rooms are located throughout the main lodge. The organic kitchen garden provides homegrown organic produce to the restaurant at Cambria Pines Lodge, while other areas of the theme gardens offer incredible landscaping.

The day begins with a hearty breakfast followed by lakeside running, yoga, and even Parkour lessons. We will enjoy not only the great food, but also discussions on sourcing and cooking these Ethical Foods. It will be an experience of hanging out without barriers.

We are all ‘backstage,’ and it’s a good time to talk about music or whatever is on your mind,” said Rod y Gab.

Rodrigo y Gabriela talk about their first-ever Musical Adventure:

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing guitar together for more than 20 years. They have headlined venues such as Radio City Music Hall (NYC), The Greek Theatre (LA), Red Rocks (Colorado), The Hollywood Bowl, The Zenith (Paris) and five nights at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

They have been joined onstage on a regular basis by some of their musical heroes – Rob Trujillo (Metallica), Zack De La Rocha(Rage Against the Machine), Al Di Meola, Alex Skolnick and L Shankar.

Rodrigo y Gabriela’s most recent album is called 9 Dead Alive.

Edited and posted by #DonnaBalancia