MLAG 2019 Schedule of Events

The first edition of the MLAG 2019 schedule is shown below … the schedule includes all concerts and workshops. It is still a work in progress to some extent so it may change as we get closer to the actual Gathering. Workshop descriptions are described in more detail on our Workshops page.  A print version of the schedule is available here.

Monday, June 24

Official MLAG Check-In to Little Buffalo State Park Campground begins at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25

Campground check-in ongoing.

9:00 a.m.-12 noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Pre-MLAG small-group workshops with Tom Schroeder, Bryan Bowers, and Bob Lewis.

Lunch 12:00 noon; Dinner 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Pre-MLAG small group workshops continue with Tom Schroeder, Bryan Bowers, and Bob Lewis. 

11:30 – Lunch
Official MLAG Registration Begins; volunteer sign-up; hall setup

5:30 – Dinner

7:00
Greetings & Orientation

7:30
Concert by MLAG Board Members

Thursday, June 27

9:00-9:50
Workshop TentKaren Daniels – Beyond Boot Camp

10:00-11:00
Rec Hall: Rick Fitzgerald – Serving the Needs of the Song
Workshop Tent: Lucille Reilly – Autoharping in 1948

11:15-12:15
Rec Hall: Michael Poole – The Stage Is Yours! Concert/Competition Prep
Workshop Tent: Bob Lewis – Get Off that One-Trick Pony!
Lodge: Hand to Hand with Rick Fitzgerald

12:15-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:00
Rec Hall: Open
Workshop Tent – Guided Jam led by John & Kathie Hollandsworth

2:15-3:15
Rec Hall: Bryan Bowers – Fiddle Tune Practice
Workshop Tent: Tom Schroeder – Slow & Sad
Lodge: Hand to Hand with Michael Poole

3:30-4:30
Rec Hall: Allison Guinn – Song Interpretation
Workshop Tent: John Hollandsworth – Set Up Your ‘Harp for Success

4:30-5:40
Rec Hall: Open Stage

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – Concert
Michael Poole, Bob Lewis, Rick Fitzgerald, Tom Schroeder

Friday, June 28

9:00-9:50
Rec Hall: Cindy Harris – Fun Things to Do with a Pickup
Workshop Tent: Karen Daniels – Beyond Boot Camp

10:00-11:00
Rec Hall: Drew Smith – YES! You Can Really Play in Minor Keys
Workshop Tent: Michael Poole – Becoming a Better Player: Lessons Learned
Jam Tent: Kids – Get Started Off Right!

11:15-12:15
Rec Hall: Allison Guinn – From the Holler to Broadway
Workshop Tent: Tom Schroeder – Art of Playing Old-Time Waltz
Lodge: Hand to Hand with Bob Lewis

12:15-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:00 – Workshop Leader’s Concert

2:15-3:15
Rec Hall: Rick Fitzgerald – Layering It On
Workshop Tent: Bryan Bowers – YOU Are a Storyteller 
Lodge: Hand to Hand with Allison Guinn 

3:30-4:30
Rec Hall: Bob Lewis – Oh My, All Those Chords! 
Workshop Tent: Ken Ellis – Creedence Clearwater Revival Grooves on the Autoharp

4:30-5:40 – Open Stage

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – 29th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Championship

Saturday, June 29

9:00-9:50
Rec Hall: Karen Daniels – Beyond Boot Camp
Workshop Tent: Lucille Reilly – The Hammer-On for Autoharp

10:00-11:00
Rec Hall: Rick Fitzgerald – Finding the Notes
Workshop Tent: Tom Schroeder – The Thumb Matters
Jam Tent: Kids – Get Started Off Right!

11:15-12:15
Rec Hall: Muriel Powers – Meet the Recording Endowment Winner
Workshop Tent: Allison Guinn – Building a Narrative Show

12:15-1:00
Rec Hall: Lunch & CD Celebration

1:00-2:00
Rec Hall: The Bazaar Autoharp
Workshop Tent: Guided Jam led by Tom Schroeder

2:15-3:15
Rec Hall: Bryan Bowers Band – Folk Harmony Singing & Arrangement
Workshop Tent: Bob Lewis – What’s This Open Noting Business?

3:30-4:30
Rec Hall: Michael Poole – Unique & Lesser Known Carter Songs
Workshop Tent: Geoff Goodhue – Instrumental Harmony
Lodge: Danny Knicely – The Slowest Madolin Workshop Ever

4:30-5:40 – Open Stage

6:00 – Dinner

7:30 – Concert: Allison Guinn, Tom Schroeder, Rick Fitzgerald, Bryan Bowers Band

Sunday, June 30

9:00-9:50
Rec Hall: Karen Daniels – Beyond Boot Camp

10:00-11:00
Gospel Hour

11:00-12:00 – Lunch

12:00-2:00 – Concert
Bryan Bowers Band, Michael Poole, Bob Lewis, Allison Guinn

2:00 – Goodbyes

5:00 – Dinner (for those who just can’t bring themselves to leave until Monday)