Something For Everyone

Choose Among Workshops, Guided Jams, and One-on-Ones

to build your own schedule


October 31, 2019

New for the Fall Frolic, we are giving you the option to come early!

You're invited to come to the Lodge Thursday around 2:00pm to explore, relax, visit, and start jamming!

Frank & Allie will provide your dinner & evening snacks on Thursday and breakfast & lunch on Friday.

The programming will be optional, loose, and flexible -  based on your interests. Perhaps we'll just stick close to the Lodge.


Or maybe we'll take an excursion to the Road to Nowhere or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a hike!

In the evening, Frank & Allie will host a Listening Party at the Lodge. 



November 1, 2019

We'll officially kick off the Frolic on Friday at 3:00 with welcomes and info about the weekend. We'll have workshops and guided jams too. Then we'll enjoy a potluck dinner.


Frank & Allie will provide burgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers too.


Friday evening we will


...And jam some more!





Introduce ourselves

Meet instructors through a mini-concert


Saturday & Sunday

November 2-3, 2019

Choose among Workshops, Guided Jams, or One-on-Ones to create a personalized experience 

- 90 min
- upstairs in rec room
- taught by hired instructors
- instrument-specific
- descriptions coming soon!


- leaders rotate every 45 minutes or so
-downstairs in parlor
- led by Dean & Judy as well as hired instructors


- 30 min
- meet with instructors individually
- learn and play one-on-one
- sign up at breakfast on Saturday & Sunday

From Friday evening through Sunday morning, there will be 11 different 90-minute workshops. Workshops will take place upstairs in the room pictured.

Workshops are typically hands-on and interactive. They will be instrument-specific for the most part, though a few might be more topical.

Workshop titles from past Frolics include "Round Peak Roundup", "Basics of Bowing," "Beginning Fiddle," "Appalachian Banjo Styles," "Backup Rhythm Guitar," and "Carter Family Songs."

Workshop titles and descriptions will be announced here and on our Facebook Event Page.

Come and go as you please, and choose whichever aspects of the program appeal to you most. Feel free to start a jam of your own, or take some time to yourself to practice.


Or take a walk around the beautiful Land's Creek Cabins Property, or take a short drive to town to see what Bryson City has to offer. The Frolic is a retreat, whatever that means for you!

The weekend will wrap up with a group picture after lunch on Sunday, around 1:00pm. 

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"Between the one-on-ones, the jams, the camaraderie, good food, really good teachers, and, of course, the constant presence of Frank and Allie Lee making sure everything ran smoothly -

"I couldn't have asked for a better experience and well worth the money."

                                                             - Larry, Bybee, TN

(fiddle, class of 2018)

"It was only 3 days, but the Banjo-Fiddle Frolic made a huge impact on me and my quest to learn the fiddle.