Registration Opens July 9th!

Introduction

The G4 Experience is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four-day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Daily workshops with Joe, Neal Schon, Rick Nielsen, Kiko Loureiro, Lari Basilio, Bumblefoot, and others!
  • Nightly concerts with Joe and very special guests!
  • Guitar maintenance sessions with Joe’s personal guitar tech!
  • Plus signing sessions
  • Jamming every night!
  • Artists stay at Hotel Zoso, eat your meals with all the instructors.
  • …and so much more!

An Invitation from Joe Satriani!

Five years ago, I went into our first G4 Experience kicking and screaming. I don’t really like putting on clinics. Clinics can be very dry, very clinical. I don’t want to show up at a guitar store, sit on a folding chair and talk about finger exercises. My thing is putting on a concert. We invented the G4 Experience with the idea that we could do both – we could spend our days together doing clinics and interactive jams, and then every night put on a concert featuring myself and all of the players that allow students to see a show up close in a very intimate way. It’s the ultimate VIP experience. You’re right there with us as we’re putting on concerts right in front of you.

The students that have come to the first four G4 Experiences have been as unique and eclectic as you could imagine so for this fifth anniversary G4 I put together a team of instructors that really reflects that diverse nature. The lineup this year is probably our best yet – we’ll be joined by some really legendary players, including Carlos Alomar, Bumblefoot, Kiko Loreiro, and Lari Basilio, with special visits from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Neil Schon and Rick Nielsen.

Every single one of these musicians is completely different, despite the fact that we’re all playing the same twelve notes. It’s amazing how different we each make them sound when we play them. It’s not only a reflection of the mechanics or the equipment or the music theory, but of the personality. So I want to show you how different Bumblefoot is from Carlos Alomar, what makes Kiko play like Kiko and Lari play like Lari.

There’s so much to talk about, so much we want to show you. When you get a chance to stand next to a superstar like Neal Schon or Rick Nielsen, that is when you learn the most. Getting to talk to these amazing musicians, getting to ask them questions, getting the details of how they do things. Our instructors this year can transfer to the students all of the information they’ve gained playing arenas and stadiums, working with supergroups, and so much more. The experiences they’ve had playing with Journey and Cheap Trick and Megadeth and Guns n’ Roses and David Bowie are so unique; it gives the students real perspective. You don’t just get ‘put your finger here’ exercises – you get real-world knowledge that very few of us actually get to experience for ourselves.

My band – Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, and Joe Travers – really round out the G4 Experience. They can shine a light on what it’s like being in my band, touring and making records. Then you get to see them mix it up and back up all of the other guitar players, a huge lesson in experience and flexibility.

I get a selfish kick out of the whole thing. Like my G3 concert series, I get so excited from standing next to people who can do things on the guitar that I can’t. I’ve been even more thrilled by the incredible variety of folks who attend G4. People come from all over the world – kids who want to be shredders or are totally obsessed with blues guitar, older players who like pop or metal or who knows? It’s so cool to see them mix it up among themselves. Peer to peer relationships are extremely important. One of my main messages for the G4 Experience is to encourage guitar players to create your own community, to be a part of something, to make as many musician friends as possible, to share and exchange. Don’t just stay in your basement with the Internet; YouTube is not a substitute for a real, live audience. The job of a musician is to play music for people. That’s part of what you’re going to learn at the G4 Experience – we’re people and we’re going to show you how to play music for people.

I’ve grown to really look forward to the G4. It’s so exciting, getting to be so totally immersed and getting to be so close to these great players. You never know what’s going to happen and at the end of the week you’ll think, I went somewhere beautiful, I had fun, I made some new friends, and I grew as a musician. And there’s nothing better than that.”

– Joe Satriani, May 2018

 

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Hotel Zoso, Palm Springs

  • Bar and Lounge
  • Zoso Guest Room
  • Zoso Dining Area

Setting & Accommodations

Hotel Zoso is ideally located in the epicenter of Palm Springs. Park your car and enjoy strolling to the city’s restaurants, shops, galleries and live entertainment. The convention center is just three blocks away and the airport is within two miles of the hotel. Board the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and soar high up the mountain for cool breezes and expansive views of the Coachella Valley. Hit up our famed golf courses and sink a hole in one. Soak up the year-round sunshine while you explore the city’s iconic Mid-Century architecture. Our guest services team can help with recommendations and reservations.

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Area Attractions

Palm Springs, California, the ultimate desert playground, is an oasis for outdoor adventure, arts and culture, gaming and entertainment. The city’s storied Hollywood legacy, Native American heritage, and stunning collection of mid-century modern architecture reflect why Palm Springs is truly like no place else.

Tram Valley

  • Dinosaur Museum
  • Mountains
  • Hiking

Area Activities

Soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto, hike through ancient palm groves and along stunning scenic trails. Ride a cruiser through the scenic neighborhood, enjoy the Spanish style and mid-century modern architecture. Tour world-class museums, leaving time for dining alfresco and walking to entertainment venues under the stars.

Visit http://www.visitpalmsprings.com/ for more details!

Schedule

Thursday January 03

  • 3:00 PM

    Hotel Check-In

  • 5:30 PM

    Opening Remarks

  • 6:30 PM

    Break

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:45 PM

    Opening Night Concert

  • 9:00 PM

    Camper Jamming

Friday January 04

  • 7:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30 AM

    Breakout Sessions

  • 11:15 AM

    Joe Satriani Master Class

  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:15 PM

    Breakout Sessions

  • 4:30 PM

    Master Class

  • 6:00 PM

    Breakout Sessions

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:15 PM

    Concerts and Camper Jamming

Saturday January 05

  • 7:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30 AM

    Breakout Sessions

  • 11:15 AM

    Master Class

  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 5:00 PM

    Breakout Sessions

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:45 PM

    Concerts and Camper Jamming

Sunday January 06

  • 7:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30 AM

    Breakout Sessions

  • 11:15 AM

    Master Class

  • 1:00 PM

    Lunch

  • 2:15 PM

    Breakout Sessions

  • 5:00 PM

    Master Class

  • 7:00 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:00 PM

    Concert and Camper Jamming

Monday January 07

  • 7:30 AM

    Breakfast

  • 11:00 AM

    Check Out

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Guest Artists

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Neal Schon

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Rick Nielsen

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Carlos Alomar

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Lari Basilio

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Bumblefoot

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Kiko Loureiro

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Bryan Beller

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Mike Keneally

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Joe Travers

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Stig Mathisen

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Doug Doppler

Travel Directions

Hotel Zoso, Palm Springs

Address
150 S Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Website
Hotel Zoso

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Instrument Travel

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Upgrades

We will be offering G4 upgrade packages with the 3 Ibanez Joe Satriani Signature guitars! Get yours now!

You will receive your guitar when you arrive at camp.

+8.9% sales tax applied when purchased

JS2410MCO: MSRP $3399, our price $2399

  • DiMarzio Pickups
  • 24 frets Rosewood fretboard w/Mother of Pearl dot inlay
  • Medium frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
  • JS 3pc Maple/Bubinga neck
  • Edge tremolo bridge
  • High-pass Filter/Coil-tap Switch
Joe Satriani Guitar

JS24PCA: MSRP $1999, our price $1599

  • DiMarzio Pickups
  • 24 frets Bound Panga Panga fretboard w/White dot inlay
  • Medium frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
  • JS 3pc Maple/Purpleheart neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods
  • Edge tremolo bridge
  • High-pass Filter
Joe Satriani Guitar

JS140WH: MSRP $1099, our price $899

  • 24 frets Jatoba fretboard w/White dot inlay
  • Medium frets
  • JS Maple neck
  • Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
  • Coil-tap switch on tone control
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Pricing and Registration

Pricing and Registration

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    2,199.00

    Standard Room with two queen beds and a roommate. You may either name a fellow registrant as your roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. Roommate must also register for the G4 Experience. Pricing is per person.

  • Single Room with One Bed
    3,499.00

    Standard room with one King bed. Pricing is per person.

  • Bring Your Loved One One Bed
    4,099.00

    If you would like to have your loved join you in Palm Springs but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals at the Hotel Zoso, and attend all evening concerts together. During the days, while one of you is participating in workshops and living out your guitar virtuoso dreams, your loved one can enjoy the wonderful accommodations and interesting things to do in the Palm Springs area. Room features one King sized bed.  Pricing is for one participant and one non-participant.

  • Bring Your Loved One Two Beds
    4,099.00

    If you would like to have your loved join you in Palm Springs but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals at the Hotel Zoso, and attend all evening concerts together. During the days, while one of you is participating in workshops and living out your guitar virtuoso dreams, your loved one can enjoy the wonderful accommodations and interesting things to do in the Palm Springs area.  Room Features two queen beds. Pricing is for one participant and one non-participant.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Incredible welcome kit from D’Addario
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sighteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments if you are not signing up for our premium upgrade

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 8.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on October 1, 2018.
    • Any registrations received after October 1, 2018 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy