The GUITARS UNDER THE STARS Music Experience Camp will begin at 3 PM on Wednesday, July 27, and end at 3 PM on Saturday July 30 th . GUTSMXP is an intensive 4-day music camp featuring over 20 guest counselors, from legendary shredders and multi-platinum producers to members of some of the World’s top modern Rock and Metal bands, participating in intimate performances, panels, songwriting and production workshops, clinics, masterclasses, and one-on-one instruction. Plus, every night, campers will get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to jam with, and learn from, our legendary instructors, including Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (Twisted Sister), Jeff Scott Soto, Chris Poland (Ex-Megadeth), Stu Hamm, Ron Keel, Mark Heylmun and Alex Lopez, (Suicide Silence), Chris Martucci (Stone Sour/Corey Taylor), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) and many more.

Plus, a handful of lucky campers will get the chance to participate in the All-Star Jam Friday night at the GUITARS UNDER THE STARS festival, while the rest of the campers watch from their own private VIP section!

As a registrant at the GUITARS UNDER THE STARS Music Experience Camp you will receive:

  • Lodging on-site, in a personal tent camping setup, or upgrade to a deluxe camping setup or camp like a Rock Star, in your own personal RV parked in the counselor/artist area.
  • 3 meals a day, and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and snacks available 24-7. (Additional snacks and supplies will be available for purchase for the duration of the camp.) If you are over 21, a selection of beer and alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.
  • Access to exclusive intimate performances, clinics, and masterclasses from our legendary guest instructors.
  • One-on-One instruction, and breakout jam sessions with our instructors, based on your interest and skill level.
  • Access to a VIP only side-stage area at the GUITARS UNDER THE STARS Festival Friday and Saturday nights, and a special intimate campers-only pre-show Thursday night.
  • Special exclusive Q&A sessions, panels, and workshops
  • Special instructor signings, photo ops, and meet-and-greets throughout the camp.
  • Special commemorative poster, T-shirt, and laminate
  • Goodie bag from our sponsors and partners.
  • Access to shower and restroom facilities.
  • Free Parking
  • Wi-fi
  • Camp shuttle to and from Portland International Airport.*

*Shuttle will pickup at PDX airport at 10 am, Noon, and 2 PM on Wednesday, and return to the airport at 8 AM, Noon, and 3 PM on Sunday. Shuttles outside of this schedule can be arranged for an additional cost.

Mark “The Animal” Mendoza

Bass – Twisted Sister, The Dictators

Jeff Scott Soto

Jeff Scott Soto – Vocalist – Sons of Apollo, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Journey, Talisman, Soto-Bieler

Stu Hamm

Bass – Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3

Chris Poland

Guitar – Ohm, ex-Megadeth

Chris Martucci

Guitar – Stone Sour

Toby Wright

Grammy-Winning, Multi-platinum Producer & Mixer – Alice in Chains, Korn, Sevendust, Metallica, Primus

Randy Burns

Multi-platinum Producer & Mixer
Megadeth, Kreator, Nuclear Assault

Thom Hazaert

Vocalist, Author, Journalist, Music Exec, Radio Personality

Larry Mitchell

Guitar – Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier – Grammy award winning producer, engineer, and guitarist

Monte Pittman

Guitar – Madonna, Prong

Phil Demmel

Guitar – Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head, Slayer, Lamb of God

Jason Bieler

Guitar – Saigon Kick, Solo Artist

Mark Heylmun

Guitar – Suicide Silence

Ernie Iniguez

Drums – Suicide Silence, Whitechapel

Brandon Cook

Guitar – Black N’ Blue, The Loyal Order

Eric Barnett

Guitar – Points North

Travis Larson

Guitar – Travis Larson Band, Clinician

Kyle Baltus

Drums – 36 Crazyfists, The Loyal Order

Ed To Shred

Guitar – Nerd Guitar Hero and Man with 1000 Arpeggios

Photo Credits: Mark Heylmun – John Travis, Chris Martucci – Gary Calicott, Chris Poland – Alex Solca, Monte Pittman – Estelle Massery