September 20, 2007

For any musician or singer who has ever dreamed of living the life of a rock star, the ultimate chance to make that dream come true is finally here. Camp Jam Co., a leading producer of music experience programs that teach teamwork and enrich lives through rock and roll, announced today that it is teaming up with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, to present the Ultimate Rock & Roll Getaway this October 24-27.

The first experience of its kind held at "The House That Rock Built," the Ultimate Rock & Roll Getaway will treat rock-loving musicians and singers of all skill levels, ages 18 and up, to four full days of the rock star life, including being whisked away in a limousine the moment they arrive, a four-night stay in a luxury hotel, private cocktail receptions and dinners, exclusive performances, a VIP guided tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and three days of learning from and jamming on stage with many of rock and roll's most celebrated musicians.

Among the celebrity musicians who will serve as counselors and bandmates for Ultimate Rock & Roll Getaway participants include: Chuck Leavell (keyboardist for THE ROLLING STONES),Liberty DeVitto (drummer for BILLY JOEL, STEVIE NICKS),Rick Derringer (lead singer/guitarist for THE MCCOYS),Jeff Carlisi (guitarist/founder of .38 SPECIAL),Carmine Appice (drummer for ROD STEWART, JEFF BECK and VANILLA FUDGE),Ricky Byrd (guitarist for JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS),Derek St. Holmes (vocalist/guitarist for TED NUGENT),Jimmy Hall (lead singer/saxophonist/harpist for WET WILLY, HANK WILLIAMS JR. and JEFF BECK) and Will Turpin (bassist for COLLECTIVE SOUL).

"The Ultimate Rock & Roll Getaway is the chance for anyone who has ever dreamed of being a rock star to getaway and truly experience what it is like to live, breathe and play rock and roll 24 hours a day while also playing a concert in one of rock's most esteemed venues. It's a rock and roll dream come true at the house that rock built — the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum," said Jeff Carlisi, co-owner of Camp Jam Co. "Our all star rockers are eager to share tricks of the trade, stories from the road and a piece of the stage with musicians regardless of their experience."

For Ultimate Rock & Roll Getaway participants, the experience begins as soon as they land in Cleveland, as a limo awaits their arrival at the airport and drives them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for a private cocktail reception hosted by Terry Stewart, President of the Rock Hall. Camp Jam's celebrity musicians will then give an intimate, up-close performance and share candid stories of their careers. On the following day, participants will reconvene at the off-site rehearsal facilities to begin working with their bands and the celebrity musicians, who will serve as personal counselors throughout the experience.

On Friday, October 26, participants will receive specialized instrument instruction and insider tips from the celebrity counselors and that afternoon will be guided by Stewart on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum followed by a special dinner. Camp Jam's Ultimate Rock & Roll Getaway culminates on the final day with a full-blown concert held at the Rock Hall featuring attendees performing alongside the celebrity musicians.

"We are excited to partner with Camp Jam and some of rock music's most talented musicians to create a special rock and roll experience for both the serious musician and novice alike," said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. "Together, we will provide a once in a lifetime event that participants will never forget."

Founded in 2004, the Camp Jam Ultimate Rock & Roll Getaway was created by Carlisi and business partner Dan Lipson following their success with the rock 'n' roll summer day camp, Camp Jam, which provides young rockers in 15 cities nationwide the opportunity to hone their musical chops over the summer months while also learning the ins and outs of the music business directly from the pros themselves. Camp Jam's programs for kids and adults are just two of the unique music-experiences offered by Camp Jam Co., an Atlanta-based company created by Carlisi and Lipson with the mission of teaching teamwork and enriching lives through rock 'n' roll.

The four-day, getaway experience costs $5,500 and includes hotel accommodations for four nights, ground transportation, meals, cocktails at Camp Jam receptions, guided tours of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rocker Membership to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a DVD of the concert performance, commemorative merchandise and more.

For more information and to register, call 1.800.513.0930 or visit

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