WORKSHOP: How To Write a Memorable Campfire Song with Dan Bern

  • February 18, 2024 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Folk School of Fayetteville

    207 West Center Street
    Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Ticket Price $50.00 This event is now over
Description

How To Write a Memorable Campfire Song Workshop
Hosted by Dan Bern


ABOUT DAN BERN
Dan Bern is a captivating live performer with a loyal, multi-generational following. He has written thousands of songs, released dozens of albums, and played shows across North America and Europe–from coffee shops to Carnegie Hall. 

Bern’s songs have appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including Judd Apatow’s “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” “Get Him to the Greek“ and “The Bubble.”  He appeared as himself in the 2022 Hannukah film “Menorah in the Middle” on Hulu, and wrote and performed 2 seasons of songs for Amazon Prime’s award-winning kids program, “The Stinky & Dirty Show.”

A true renaissance artist, Bern is the author of some dozen books of stories and poems and is a prolific painter. His online “Hunkered in the Bunker” shows have a passionate community of followers, while his topical sports songs are regularly featured on “The Tony Kornheiser Show.”  He was recently inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Date & Time

Sun, Feb 18, 2024 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Folk School of Fayetteville

207 West Center Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701 Folk School of Fayetteville
Folk School of Fayetteville

FOLK SCHOOL OF FAYETTEVILLE is a 501(c)3 non-profit music organization popularly known as Fayetteville Roots. 
For over a 13 years we have carried out our mission to connnect community through music and food. Over that time we have fostered concerts & community/educational events in Northwest Arkansas. We believe in our music community and strive to create opportunies for connections and learning. 

In 2022 one of our signature events, the Fayetteville Roots Festival, was paused. 2023 brings a new chapter and a new location for our organization. The Folk School of Fayetteville, located in the historic Walker Stone House near the Fayetteville Square, will open in late Spring 2023 with space for lessons, classes, workshops, jams, and more.


What is a Folk School and why do you need to know about it?
Folk Schools originated as a way for communities to learn from each other, especially vital to communities that didn’t have access to “formal education”.     Folk Schools create an environment that encourages People teaching People, rather than a classical education approach of Professor and Student.

Folk School of Fayetteville is continuing this model by providing space for musicians to learn from each other, for new players to learn, and for long time musicians to develop new technique and skills — and this is available to ALL the FOLKS (people).  Folk School is open to all genres, identities, and cultures, and is excited to host music that is as dynamic and varied as our community.


Folk School of Fayetteville is buit on the body of work (13 years) of Fayetteville Roots Festival, and is fostered on many of its guiding principles:
Create opportunities for our music community
Support and present multivaried music genres, identities, & cultures
Commitment to free & low-cost community learning
Creative re-use of existing urban spaces
Collaboration with the community & music/arts organizations
Low waste & low impact sustainable events


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