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Dreamcatcher Events has announced details for their 2015 U.S. lineup of immersive music and performing arts retreats. The events provide unique, intimate, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for fans to spend several days with a legendary artist or band.

This year's lineup features a diverse group of music icons, including: Joe Satriani, Steve Earle, Steve Vai, Tommy Emmanuel, The Winery Dogs (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan & Richie Kotzen), Martin Taylor, and Andy McKee, with many special guests such as David Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament, Rodrigo y Gabriela), Tosin Abasi and Animals As Leaders, Guthrie Govan and The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally, and Eric Johnson, among others. Please see below for more details about each retreat.

Musicians Institute is partnering with Dreamcatcher Events for Joe Satriani's G4 Experience, Steve Vai's Vai Academy — All About The Guitar, and Dog Camp (Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan & Richie Kotzen of The Winery Dogs). Visit the event websites for more details.

"Musicians Institute is excited to be a part of these incredible all-star Dreamcatcher Events," said Jessica R. Sullivan, Director of Marketing at Musicians Institute. "We're proud to share the same mission of supporting music education, and giving students the opportunity for in-depth learning experiences with some of the most successful artists in the industry."

Look for an announcement soon about Dreamcatcher Events' exciting new international immersive music program.

Chronological Dreamcatcher Events 2015 Schedule

Dreamcatcher Events provide unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences for fans to spend several days with their favorite artists in intimate, relaxed settings at the finest venues. Dreamcatcher artists include legendary musicians and performers in other genres. Guests immerse themselves in an experience of art and music, as curated by their favorite artist. During the days there are seminars, classes, storytelling and great food. At night there are performances, jams and lots of fun. Featured artists often bring select teams to help lead activities and teach. The team may include the artist's band, or other guest players and artists. Registration fees for Dreamcatcher Events are all inclusive of accommodations, meals and entertainment. Registration is limited to ensure that each event is an intimate experience for the artists and their guests.

Dreamcatcher Events is privately owned, independently financed, fan-centric, artist-friendly, and provides completely turn-key operations.

About Full Moon Resort

Full Moon is a year-round mountain resort located in the heart of the "Forever Wild" Catskill Forest Preserve in upstate New York. Dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts, this one hundred-acre wonderland of mountains, fields, and streams is a world of its own. The enchantingly unique facility offers a versatile, accommodating environment, well suited for group gatherings of all types including destination weddings, music camps, workshops, conferences and retreats. Full Moon Resort is one half hour west of Woodstock, New York, and is only fifteen minutes from Belleayre Mountain, a premier family ski center in the Catskill Mountains. Driving time from New York City is just two and a half hours, and 90 minutes from Albany.

About Cambria Pines Lodge

Cambria Pines Lodge (2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA) offers extensive grounds and gardens available for exploring. Therapeutic massage and body treatments are also available onsite at Sojourn Healing Arts Center. For a more active experience, check out the Cambria Pines Lodge Nature Trail, which leads down a steep hill into Cambria village via 250+ steps. Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant features organic produce hand picked from the Lodge's organic kitchen garden. The restaurant's wine list offers a selection of some of the finest award-winning wines that the Central Coast wine regions have to offer. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the Cambria Pines Lodge rooms and suites.

About Nottoway Resort

Nottoway Resort is the South's largest and most magnificent remaining antebellum mansion. Overlooking the Great Mississippi River and positively soaked in history, visitors are transported back to the days of Southern grandeur. Nottoway lies in the Iberville Parish of White Castle, Louisiana, a short drive from both Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The property features elegant ballrooms, an outdoor pool and cabana, tennis courts, an onsite bar and restaurant, as well as a lounge and fitness center.

About The Arrabelle at Vail Square

The AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Arrabelle at Vail Square is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the spectacular Vail Square. Architecturally inspired by the grand hotels of Europe's charming alpine villages, this world-class hotel and spa features 36 distinctive guest rooms, over sixty privately owned condominiums (many with lock-offs), a lavish 10,000-square-foot RockResorts Spa®, Tavern on the Square restaurant, exceptional personalized services including a personal concierge, ski nanny and more. Combining timeless elegance and the legendary service for which RockResorts is known, The Arrabelle at Vail Square sets the standard in luxury alpine accommodations.

About Musicians Institute

Founded in the heart of Hollywood in 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) is a College of Contemporary Music. This unique college offers a complete education in every aspect of the music industry, including instrumental performance, composing for video games, audio engineering, guitar building, music business, and training in the latest music technology. Through real-world experience and guidance from working professionals, students can earn a variety of degrees and certificates, while taking advantage of networking opportunities at MI's state-of-the-art Hollywood campus. MI connects students to the global music industry with all the tools they need to enhance their careers and pursue their artistic dreams. For more information, visit

Musicians Institute College Of Contemporary Music