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Welcome to the Fifth Annual Spokane Mandolin Congress! This event brings together a common passion for the mandolin and its many voices, expressed in such diversity among our panel that you should leave the day’s workshops enriched and inspired to explore new sounds and ideas with your instrument. Arrive hungry for music, leave fulfilled, and have fun! This year’s panel includes Don Stiernberg and Chad Fadely.

2017 Mandolin Congress

 WHAT:  A day-long series of mandolin workshops at all levels taught by a panel of professional  mandolin instructors including the great jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg,  
               and bluegrass pro Chad Fadely.

 WHEN:  Saturday November 18 2017   9am – 5pm, evening concerts at Kelly’s Underground from 7 to 10pm    

 WHERE:  home of Daniel Gore, 2120 S. Post, Spokane WA 99203 (Kelly’s Underground  1301 W 14th Ave, Spokane, WA 99204)

CONTACT Dan Gore  509-838-9135


TICKETS:  $100 (this is a suggested donation) ; please reserve a space!


PARKING:  Free and ample street parking

 RESERVATIONS:   Space is limited to about 35 students. Please reserve your space now if you want to attend.

 FOOD: Bring something for lunch and snacks. Other refreshments will be available.

 LODGING: Many of you may be traveling a long way to get to the Congress, but don’t get a room yet. I have space with a bed or two and much floor space. There are friends who          also open their homes to our guests and that always works out well. Just let me know if you need this.

 WHAT ELSE:  An evening of mandolin concerts performed by members of the panel will begin at Kelly’s Underground, starting at 7:30pm. A donation of $15 is collected at the                door if you did not attend the workshops.  The Rocket Bakery will be open for food and drink.

 HOW THE WORKSHOPS ARE ORGANIZED: Four studios will be in session for 1 hours, four times during the day. One studio will host a beginner topic, another will host an intermediate topic, and the third will host an advanced topic. We also open a fourth studio for those who are completely new to the mandolin (novice.)There are two sessions in the morning, and two in the afternoon. A mandolin repairman will set up shop in the workroom for a couple of hours to help with any instrument issues. A mini-concert that features the three upcoming instructors will precede each session.