THRILL SEEKERS, PLAYERS, STUDENTS, AND TRAVELERS OF ALL AGES, SKILL LEVEL, AND INTERESTS ARE WELCOME!

Your Registration for “Breezin’ With The Stars,” 4 Days and Nights with George Benson and Friends Includes:

  • 4 days and nights of immersive entertainment: Enjoy performances, musicianship, and entry to all concerts.
  • Workshops: Participate in workshops, a signing session, and master classes.
  • Storytelling: Experience storytelling sessions.
  • Jam rooms: Access jam rooms loaded with gear.
  • Guidance from George Benson: All activities are led by George Benson and his All Star Faculty of Players.
  • Accommodations and meals: Your registration also includes all accommodations and meals at the Wigwam Resort.
  • Signing Session: A signing session with George and Faculty.

This event is for all music lovers and enthusiasts. We welcome guitarists, fans, players of all instruments, and non-players alike – there will be activities and fun for all during our 4 days together.

Join George Benson for Breezin’ With the Stars!

January 3rd to 6th, 2025
Wigwam Resort, Phoenix, Arizona

George Benson is thrilled to invite you to a 4-day musical extravaganza at the beautiful Wigwam Resort in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. From January 3rd to 6th, 2025, you’ll immerse yourself in a unique experience filled with great music, fantastic food, and camaraderie.

What’s in Store:

  • Amazing Music and Performances: Enjoy unforgettable concerts and special performances by some of the greatest musicians around.
  • Masterclasses and Jam Sessions: Dive into masterclasses, jam sessions, and Q&A panels to boost your skills and knowledge.
  • Fun and Learning: Whether you’re a musician or just love music, you’ll deepen your appreciation, and have a blast doing it.

Special Guests:

  • Steve Lukather: Get energized by this incredible guitarist.
  • esperanza spalding: Be inspired by the Grammy-winning bassist, vocalist, and composer.
  • Patti Austin: Savor the soulful voice of this Grammy-winning vocalist.
  • Lee Ritenour: Learn from this iconic jazz guitarist and composer.
  • Tommy Emmanuel: Experience the virtuosity of this acoustic guitar master.
  • Stanley Jordan: Expand your musical horizons with his innovative techniques.
  • Andy Timmons: Feel the power and emotion in his unique guitar style.
  • John Scofield: Enjoy the distinctive sound and style of this jazz guitar great.
  • Cory Wong: From a new generation of soulful guitar players.

Guided by:

  • Greg Phillinganes: Our extraordinary music director who will enrich your experience.

Join George Benson and fellow music lovers for four days of making music, sharing stories, and creating memories at George Benson’s very own Guitar Camp! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded enthusiasts and worldclass artists in a serene and luxurious setting.

Artists

George Benson

Patti Austin

Tommy Emmanuel

Steve Lukather

Stanley Jordan

Lee Ritenour

John Scofield

esperanza spalding

Andy Timmons

Cory Wong

Greg Phillinganes

Schedule

George Benson “Breezin’ With The Stars” begins January 3 around 3pm and ends January 7 in the morning. The final concert ends late on January 6. There are no scheduled events on the 7th.

A final schedule will be released in October but below is an initial schedule of activities for the 4 days and nights (subject to change).

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Friday January 03

  • Afternoon

    Check in

    4:00PM – Welcoming remarks/Q&A with George Benson and our Faculty

    Dinner

    8:00PM – Lee Ritenour recital

    9:00PM – Opening night concert with Greg Phillingnes and combinations of Lee Ritenour, Patti Austin, band and our Faculty

    10:30PM – Camper jamming and late night hang!

Saturday January 04

  • Morning

    Breakfast

    9:30AM – Breakout workshops with the likes of Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, Tommy Emmanuel, Lee Ritenour

    11:00AM – George Benson conversation

    Lunch, including Andy Timmons guitar recital

    2:00PM – Lee Ritenour conversation

    3:30PM – Breakout workshops with Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, and more

    5:00PM – George Benson and Tommy Emmanuel conversation

    6:30PM – Tea and Cocktails with Greg Phillinganes

    Lunch, including Andy Timmons guitar recital

    2:00PM – Lee Ritenour conversation

    3:30PM – Breakout workshops with Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, and more

    5:00PM – George Benson and Tommy Emmanuel conversation

    6:30PM – Tea and Cocktails with Greg Phillinganes

Sunday January 05

  • Morning

    Breakfast

    9:30AM – Breakout workshops with Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, and more

    11:00AM – George Benson

    Lunch, including Stanley Jordan recital

    2:30PM – Conversation with a VERY SPECIAL GUEST TBA

    4:00PM – Breakout workshops with Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, Cory Wong

    5:30PM – George Benson and Steve Lukather conversation

    7:00PM – Tea and Cocktails with Cory Wong

    Dinner

    8:30PM – VERY SPECIAL GUEST half hour recital

    9:00PM – Concert with Greg Phillinganes with combinations of Steve Lukather, Cory Wong, Patti Austin, plus band and our Faculty

    10:30 – Camper jamming

Monday January 06

  • Morning

    Breakfast

    9:30AM – Breakout workshops with the likes of Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, Cory Wong

    11:00AM – George Benson conversation

    Lunch, including John Scofield recital

    2:30PM – Patti Austin conversation

    4:00PM – Breakout workshops with the likes of Andy Timmons, Stanley Jordan, John Scofield, ALL available Faculty on site

    5:30PM – George Benson and esperanza spalding conversation

    Dinner

    8:00PM – esperanza spalding set with Greg and band

    9:00PM – George Benson set

Tuesday January 07

  • Morning

    Checkout

Wigwam Resort

Accommodations

Experience the charm and luxury of the Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, AZ, a historic oasis that blends Southwestern elegance with modern amenities. Set amidst 440 acres of lush gardens, golf courses, and serene pools, the Wigwam offers a perfect backdrop for unforgettable events. Delight in soulful melodies in an intimate setting that promises to be a highlight of your stay. Whether you’re indulging in fine dining, relaxing at the award-winning spa, or enjoying world-class entertainment, the Wigwam Resort provides an unparalleled retreat where every moment is extraordinary.

Pricing and Registration

This event is for all music lovers and enthusiasts. We welcome guitarists, fans, players of all instruments, and non-players alike – there will be activities and fun for all during our 4 days together.

Pricing and Registration

  • Commuter Package
    2,299

    The commuter package gets you into all workshops, concerts, meals, and activities. This package does not include lodging, and cannot be downgraded from a room – for new registrations only. Pricing is per person.

  • Shared Room with Two Beds (Men’s)
    2,799

    Standard Room with two beds and a male roommate. You may either name a fellow registrant as your 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 Room with Two Beds (Women’s)
    2,799

    Standard Room with two beds and a female roommate. You may either name a fellow registrant as your 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 Room with One Bed
    3,799

    Standard room with one bed. All attendees must stay at the Wigwam Resort. Pricing is per person.

  • Bring Your Loved One with One Bed
    5,299

    This package is for 2 people. One person is fully enrolled in all activities, workshops, and concerts, while the other accompanies them to meals and concerts only. The room includes one large bed. Pricing is for 2 people.

  • Couple’s Room with One Bed
    5,499

    This package is for 2 people, both fully enrolled in all activities, workshops, concerts, and meals. The room includes one large bed. Pricing is for 2 people.

  • Couple’s Room with Two Beds
    5,499

    This package is for 2 people, both fully enrolled in all activities, workshops, concerts, and meals. The room includes two queen beds. Pricing is for 2 people.

  • Couple’s Suite
    6,699

    This package is for 2 people to share lavish accommodations, dine with the group for all meals, and attend all workshops, concerts, and events together. Pricing is for 2 people.

What's Included

  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • 4 nights accommodation at Wigwam Resort
  • A signing session with George and Faculty
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners for 4 days and nights
  • Wi-Fi
  • All evening concerts and jam sessions

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to The Wigwam (air or ground)
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Additional sightseeing or excursions
  • Golf and other resort sporting activities
  • Personal musical gear

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices are listed in US dollars and subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 11.9% surcharge, which includes state and local taxes plus service fees.
  • Installment Payment Plan – Upon checkout, you have the option to pay in full or one 50% installment.
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • The remaining balance will be automatically charged to the credit card on file on November 1, 2024.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable unless you enroll in the Active Cancellation Insurance program. The Active Cancellation Insurance program is a program that will enable you to receive a full refund should you cancel your registration for any reason as long as you file your claim no less than 48 hours before the event.
    • To enroll in this program, you can purchase the Insurance at check out. The cost to consumers is 20% of the cart total after any discounts have been applied. It will clearly spell out the amount in dollars it will cost at the time of checkout.
    • Active Refund is only available to those in the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand. Anyone registering outside of those countries will need to purchase trip cancellation insurance from a 3rd party of their choice.

If you have any questions, please call our customer service number (+1) 800-852-9277, or send us an email at info@dreamcatcher-events.com

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy and Cancellation FAQ

Breezin' With The Stars is Proudly Presented by Dreamcatcher Events and Ibanez Guitars

Ibanez Guitars

Dreamcatcher Events would like to thank

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