Bluegrass pickers and those who want to learn how to play bluegrass will have a chance to learn from some of Maine’s best bluegrass musicians the weekend of September 14 to 16 at Searsport Shores Campground in Searsport.

Now in its second year, Vacationland Bluegrass Jam Camp will include Erica Brown, Matt Shipman and Steve Roy from the band Erica Brown & the Bluegrass Connection teaching fiddle, guitar and ukulele. They will be joined by Baron Collins-Hill on mandolin, Eli Gilbert on banjo, Emily Randolph on bass, and Emma Theobalds teaching voice.

Musicians new to bluegrass music can learn more about the genre at a novice workshop taught by Resa Randolph starting at 10 a.m. Friday. The novice track will continue through the weekend with teacher-led slow jams and guitar workshops for beginners.

The weekend will include classroom instruction, hours of jamming and a teacher concert featuring Erica Brown and friends. The campground — on the shore of Penobscot Bay — will fire up its wood-fired pizza oven for a “bring your own toppings” pizza dinner on Friday night and will also provide lunch on Saturday.

The weekend is sponsored by the Makers Guild of Maine, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing all aspects of the arts to the coast of Maine. Scholarships are available to musicians under 18. Reduced tuition is available for adults who are willing to help out. Students have the option of registering for the entire weekend, the novice workshop only, and/or Saturday only. For more information, call Resa Randolph at 230-4459 or email