John Petrucci has announced the details of the third edition of his Guitar Universe camp.
Set to take place August 1-5, 2020 at Hotel Irvine in Irvine, California, this year's edition of the camp will feature - in addition to Petrucci - Jason Richardson, Plini, Stig Mathison, Stephanie Bradley, Andy Wood and others.
"Guitar Universe is all about sharing," Petrucci said in a statement. "It’s about people imparting knowledge, sharing thoughts and ideas about everything from technique to gear to songwriting and even to how to record.
“Our guest instructors this time are an international cross-section of the very best players from around the world, from Germany and the UK to Australia and Brazil and right here in the US. I think that’s both very important and very unique, to see all these incredibly different people who are making a mark in the world of guitar. The lineup is so diverse - in technique, style, and approach - campers are going to leave with such an incredible breadth of knowledge having taken in these many types of guitar approaches.”
The camp is being presented by Dreamcatcher Events, and features master classes (including some from Petrucci himself,) workshops, jams, concerts, lectures, signing sessions and more.
“As a Berklee alum and someone who really enjoys teaching, I really love reconnecting with that side of being a musician by doing my own master classes at JPGU,” he said. “I could talk about technique, theory and gear for days! Sometimes I feel like my classes could go on and on but still wouldn’t be long enough.”
Tickets for John Petrucci’s Guitar Universe 3.0 are priced from $2,099 for a twin room and up to $4,799 for a deluxe suite.
For more info on the camp, stop by johnpetruccisguitaruniverse.com.