Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience is a unique guitar retreat, open to guitarists of all ages and levels and provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with and learn from Joe and his band, plus G4 friends, in beautiful Cambria, California for four glorious days and nights.

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Ibanez Premium Upgrade

Choose the Ibanez RG421RWCNF Guitar and Deluxe Gig Bag upgrade for only $199 when you register and it will be waiting for you when you arrive.

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Register by New Years Eve and Get Free Gear!!

When you register by December 31, 2014 you’ll receive a free Pigtronix Class A Boost pedal and a West Coast Pedal Board when you arrive at camp.

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D’Addario Merch!!

…and everyone gets a bag stuffed to the top with items from our friends at D’Addario!

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“This year I’m happy to announce an exciting new G4 line up, with each player selected for their stunning musicianship and original approach to guitar playing.  Guthrie will be bringing his bandmates from The Aristocrats – Bryan Beller on bass and Marco Minnemann on drums. Tosin will come with Animals As Leaders featuring guitarist Javier Reyes and drummer Matt Garstka. Mike “The Wizard” Keneally returns this year bringing his unique multi-instrumental style and approach to the camp giving clinics, playing a solo show as well as being part of my band’s performances and to round out our teaching/performing staff will be my good friends and all-around awesome guitarists Doug Doppler, Bruce Bouillet, and Andy Aledort.”

-Joe Satriani

Special Guests

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Andy Aledort

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Stu Hamm

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Doug Doppler

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Bruce Bouillet

Schedule

At G4 2015, Joe Satriani and his incredible lineup of hand picked instructors will be leading workshops and classes from morning until evening for players of all levels and every night there will be an exclusive concert led by the G4 team.

  • Each day Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi, and Guthrie Govan will lead two master classes with each class being limited to half the camp, keeping every session as intimate as possible. Additionally, you can expect to see them at night, jamming and leading the charge!
  • Joe’s protege, Doug Doppler, will be leading classes after Joe’s workshops to follow up with each and every participant about the issues and discoveries made with Joe.
  • The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann, and Bryan Beller) will lead ensemble sessions every day that explore the issues bands face such as playing as an ensemble, improvising, and rehearsing, all while just being The Aristocrats.
  • Super small breakout sessions, organized by style and experience level, will be led every day by Mike Keneally, Xavier Reyes, Andy Aledort, Doug Doppler and Bruce Bouillet. These sessions will explore and discover all aspects of guitar playing and musicianship.
  • Animals As Leaders (Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes and Matt Garstka) will also offer ensemble sessions every day, just like The Aristocrats.
  • Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats) and Matt Gartska (Animals as Leaders) will also be available for drum instruction, while Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats) and Stu Hamm will be offering bass clinics.

A detailed schedule with workshop topics and details will be announced in the Spring 2015.

Monday August 11

  • 3:00 PM
    Registration & Check-in
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Welcome Reception& Q&A
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Dinner
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Welcome Performance
  • 10:00 PM
    Camper Jamming

Tuesday August 12

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms with the guys.
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    Paul Gilbert Master Class: The Secrets of Successful Jamming (Tent)
  • 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Lunch
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Joe Satriani Master Class (tent)
  • 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Dinner
  • 8:30 PM
    Performance with Mike Keneally and Friends!
  • 10:00 PM
    Camper Jamming

Wednesday August 13

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Breakfast
  • 10:00AM - 11:15 AM
    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    Paul Gilbert Master Class: Massive Jam with Paul Part I (Tent)
  • 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Lunch
  • 3:00 PM
    Joe Satriani Master Class (Tent)
  • 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Dinner
  • 8:30 PM
    Performance with Andy Timmons and Friends!
  • 10:00 PM
    Camper Jamming

Thursday August 14

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms
  • 11:30 AM -1:15 PM
    Paul Gilbert Master Class: Massive Jam with Paul Part II (Tent)
  • 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
    Lunch
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Joe Satriani Master Class (Tent)
  • 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Dinner
  • 8:30 PM
    Finale Performance with Joe Satriani and Friends!
  • 10:00 PM
    Camper Jamming

Location

Main Lodge Exterior(2)

Cambria Pines Lodge

Nestled on 25 wooded acres, Cambria Pines Lodge offers desirable accommodations, delightful gardens, and a charming experience all around. Accommodations range from cozy cabins to serene suites. Amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub, day spa, parking, and wifi. The Fireside Lounge hosts nightly live entertainment, and workshop rooms with full-service catering. The organic kitchen garden provides homegrown organic produce to the restaurant at Cambria Pines Lodge, while other areas of the theme gardens offer spectacular landscaping.

Area Attractions

Cambria was name “one of America’s prettiest towns” by Forbes magazine. Nestled into the rugged windswept coast just north of Hearst Castle along scenic Highway 1, the area offers some of the most pristine views to the west coast. Rich in history and natural wonders, the surrounding area provides visitors with a variety of opportunities to explore.

Local Links

  • Cambria Pines Lodge

    Address
    2905 Burton Drive
    Cambria, CA 93428

    Website
    Cambria Pines Lodge

    Contact
    Email Us

  • By Car

    (Parking is included with your registration).

    From Los Angeles and the south:
    Take Highway 101 North to San Luis Obispo and take the Highway 1 North off-ramp. Cambria is just a 40-minute drive from San Luis Obispo up Highway 1 through Morro Bay.

    From San Francisco and the north:
    Take Highway 101 South through Paso Robles, exit at Highway 46 West and travel West towards Cambria.

    Nearest Major Airport:
    San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP-San Luis Obispo County Regional) 35 miles south of Cambria.

    Nearest International Airport:
    Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles International Airport) 3 hour drive to Cambria.

  • By Train

    An Amtrak train station is located in San Luis Obispo,  35 miles south of Cambria.

  • By Bus

    County bus runs between San Luis Obispo and Cambria called RTA. Visit www.slorta.org or call 805-541-2228.

  • Car Rentals

    Car rentals are available in San Luis Obispo – Call SLO Chamber of Commerce at 805-781-2777.

Pricing and Registration

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Incredible welcome kit from D’Addario and Planet Waves
  • Several fully stocked jam rooms with drums, PA gear and amps
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Travel to and from the resort
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sightseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments if you are not signing up for our premium package

Ibanez-promoIbanez Premium Upgrade

Choose the Ibanez RG421RWCNF Guitar and Deluxe Gig Bag upgrade when you register and it will be waiting for you when you arrive.

PigtronixWestCoast-promoRegister by New Years Eve and Get Free Gear!!

When you register by December 31, 2014 you’ll receive a free Pigtronix Class A Boost pedal and West Coast Pedal Board when you arrive at camp.

Room Types and Pricing

  • Shared Suite with Three Beds
    $1499.00

    Large Suite with 1 king bed, 1 murphy bed and 1 pullout sofa with roommates. You may either name your own roommate(s) or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration.

    *Pricing is per person

  • Shared Standard Room with Two Beds
    $1999.00

    Standard Room with two queen beds and a roommate. You may either name your own roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. *Pricing is per person.

  • Shared Superior Room With Two Beds
    $2299.00

    Superior Room with two queen beds and a roommate. You may either name your own roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration.  *Pricing is per person

  • Shared Small Suite With Two Beds
    $2599.00

    Suite with two queen beds and a roommate. You may either name your own roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. *Pricing is per person

  • Single with One Bed
    $3599.00

    Standard room with no roommates.  *Pricing is per person

  • Couples Room ($1999.50 per person)
    $3999.00

    Standard room with one bed meant to be shared by a couple. If you select this option choose the same room type for your second registrant.  *Pricing is $1999.50 per person

  • Couples Suite ($2999.50 per person)
    $5999.00

    Deluxe suite with one bed meant to be shared by a couple. If you select this option choose the same room type for your second registrant.  *Pricing is $2999.50 per person

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
  • All rates are subject to 6.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on April 1, 2015.
    • Any registrations received after April 1, 2015 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

Please contact info@g4experience.com with any questions you may have on the venue,  pricing or registration.

Sponsors

Dreamcatcher Events would like to thank our partners