2024 Events

Roots and Boots Music Camp is hosting the following events in 2024, please join us!

Roots & Boots Music Camp presents

Pre-Pickin’ Boot Camp Jam Fest

O’Leary Group Campground, Sunset Crater
Friday-Sunday, August 23-25, 2024
2:00 check-in, 11:00 am check out.

$135 per person (kids 7 and under free).
First come, first served, limited to 50 campers.

Get yourself jam-ready to do some pickin’ at Pickin’ in the Pines by joining us in a weekend of jam-mania! This is mostly a fun-filled way to get your bluegrass groove on in time to bust out for Pickin! We will have a fun mini- workshops in fiddle tunes, bluegrass standards, and harmony singing, plus a Saturday afternoon Band Scramble! This will be a great experience for time to hang out in the cool forest and play a bunch of music with old and new friends. Bring all your own food and drink. Happy Hour Friday at 5:00 and Optional Potluck, bring something to share. Saturday night dinner taco fillings provided of Shredded Chicken, Tortillas & Veggies. Bring a Mexican themed side to share if you’d like. Fee is to cover the rental of Campground, Saturday dinner fillings, and for a little pay for our jam leaders who will include Julie Sullivan Brace, Peter McLaughlin, Reno & Shiela McCormick, and Zach Ostgaard, and more TBA.

All dry camping!

Sign up here:

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Send Check to Shine Creative Industries:
2323 East Greenlaw Lane
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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($5 fee if you use PayPal link)

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2:00-3:00 check in
4:00: Harmony Singing Workshop 
5:30-7:00 Happy Hour (BYO) Potluck Dinner
7:00 Jamming 
(Instructor led jams, but mostly have a blast pickin!)

10:00-12:00 Fiddle Tunes Review
Let’s go over the classics and work on them together!
12:00-2:00 Lunch
Hike, bike, chill, practice
2:00-3:30 Bluegrass Class 
Bluegrass Standard Songs and Harmony overview
3:45 Sign up for the Band Scramble
4:00-5:00 Band Scramble performances
5:30-7:30 Happy Hour BYO followed by Dinner/Potluck 
7:30 Jamming

Gospel Jam 
(All faiths including Atheists Welcome!)
11:00 Check out

Roots & Boots Music Camp presents as part of our Musical Meanderings Series:

San Juan River Trip with Tsé Kooh Outfitters

and musical hosts Peter McLaughlin & Chris Brashear

October 6-9, 2024

• $1185 Early Bird book by June 25, 2024
• $1245 after

Fee includes your passage on oar-powered crafts, all lovingly prepared delicious meals, guide-led hikes in magnificent side canyons* with natural and archeological interpretation, evening jamming and entertainment. Adults only trip (18+). Bring your instruments or just your listening/grinnin’ selves! We will have a special baggage boat for folks who’d like to bring instruments.

*Tsé Kooh Outfitters is the ONLY outfitter on the San Juan permitted to explore the protected and magnificent archaeological sites along the river sacred to the Native Peoples of this ancient, diverse landscape.

Additional instructions, maps, itinerary, and details will be provided but for all questions contact: julie@shinecreativeindustries.com, 928.266.6082

Please note: This is a wilderness experience. You will be camping in tents nightly. Although the San Juan is a pretty mellow river, there is always inherent danger. Please let us know if you have any health or dietary needs/restrictions.

Sign up here:

Registration Coming soon


Sunday: Arrive on your own and stay at Recapture Lodge (not included and you must make your own reservations at the Lodge): recapturelodge.com
Or camp at: Sand Island Group Camp
4:00 Arrive at Sand Island Campground: Dinner party and Evening Jamming

Monday: Breakfast then launch for all day on the river, all meals, hiking and exploring. After dinner join in for the evening jamming, also performances by Peter & Chris.

Tuesday: All day on the river, all meals, hiking and exploring. After dinner join in for the evening jamming, also performances by Peter & Chris.

Wednesday: Breakfast then 1/2 day on the river to Mexican Hat take-out.

More specific info to come, contact me ASAP if you’d like to participate. Spots will sell out fast!

Roots & Boots Music Camp presents as part of our Musical Meanderings Series:

A Women’s 3-Day Singing & Writing Retreat

Find & Explore Your Gorgeous Inner & Outer Voice

November 7-10, 2024 
La Posada Hotel, Winslow Arizona

$325 per person for signup by August 1, 2024
$355 after August 2, 2024

Workshop fee is for 3 days/3 nights and includes:
Welcome party with hors d’oeuvres provided (cash bar)
• All singing and writing sessions held at the beautifully restored La Posada Hotel, in the New Affeldt Mion Museum 

Featuring Songbird, Songwriter and Vocal Mentor Christine Sanders of New Mexico’s own Hard Road Trio: hardroadtrio.com/home

& Visionary Poet and Writer Jill Divine: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLnJqj0Ktbs

This 3-day event will help you discover the joy of singing with others while expressing your individual vocal power. Additionally, we will have time to explore creative writing, drawing and journaling to help you unlock and discover the beauty and magnificent creative gifts of your inner and outer voice.

Please bring an instrument for night jamming and sharing if you play one, but workshop sessions are primarily focused on singing and writing. 

No instruments required. This is an intimate event with a limit of 16 participants, plus our team for a total of 18 people. Please book early! 

La Posada Hotel
Purchase your own hotel room for 3 nights 
at the famous historic La Posada Hotel in Winslow, AZ. Book through the hotel directly, and you can dine at the Turquoise Room, other restaurants in town, or bring your own food. Dogs are welcome.

Please let us know if you would like to be paired with a roommate to share costs. To book your room please call the hotel directly after contacting us for registration and give code: MUSIC24

Choose your room, singles & doubles available staring at $159.00 

Christine Sanders

Creating music for has been a passion of Chris’s since she crawled up on a piano bench and began picking out tunes as a toddler. Her tunes can be heard on six Hard Road Band and Trio albums, and her solo project Rare Bird. A New Mexico Music Award winner, she co-wrote a fully staged musical, We Are Enron, with Bradford Hodgson and Justin Raines that was produced by Mark Medoff. From her first big gig at Carnegie Hall with the Concordia Choir to delivering Eastern Onion Singing Telegrams, and for the past 16 years touring as an acoustic musician, Chris brings her life-long dedication to music to every performance and to her pet project, Desert Night Acoustic Music Camps.


She was recently featured as a guest instructor in the Singing module at the 2023 Roots & Boots Music Camp.

Writing instructor to be announced!

Contact Julie for more information:
julie@shinecreativeindustries.com, 928.266.6082


Thursday, November 7, 2024
Meet & Greet, Happy Hour Orientation
3:00 Check in
4:00 – 5:00 pm Happy Hour (appetizers included, with cash bar)
Dinner Thursday is on your own.
*Dinner costs is not included.
Please reserve through us for Friday & Saturday Night Dinners at the Turquoise Room
or dine on your own elsewhere in town
5:00-6:00 Singing session 1 just to warm up and get comfy!

Friday, November 8
9:00-10:45 Singing Session 2
11:00-12:00 Journaling and writing workshop
Field trip to Clear Creek Reservoir
BYO lunch

Contemplation/writing time on your own

2:45-4:00 Singing Session 3
4:00-5:30 resting/writing on your own (not a writing session)
5:30-7:00 dinner
Please reserve through us for dinner at The Turquoise Room
or you can dine on your own in town. (Dinner cost not included)
7:30-9:00 Gathering/Sharing/Singing & Playing back at Hotel

Saturday, November 9
9:00-10:45 Singing Session 5
11:00-12:00 Journaling and writing workshop
12:30-2:00 Resting, enjoying the beauty of the Hotel
2:30-4:00 Singing Session 6
4:00-5:00 resting/writing
5:30-7:00 dinner somewhere together (TBD)
*Dinner cost is not included. Please reserve through us,
or dine on your own
7:30-9:00: Gathering/Sharing/Singing & Playing

Sunday, November 10
9:30-10:30 Final gathering/singing closing session Optional for those who need to get on the road earlier
11:00 Hotel checkout