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Music's Edge Summer Rock Camp

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:00am
Event Time: 
August 15, 2022 - 9:00am


Music's Edge Summer Rock Camp is back at the WOW Hall for 2022!!

   Session 1 - August 8-12 with a second performance on Saturday 8/13 at Blair Alley

Session 2 - August 15-19 with a second performance on Saturday 8/20 at the Saturday Market 

::Registration info:: 


Tuition is $329 per session.  Please send us a message to inquire about scholarships. 

To register please clink on the link below.  Payments are processed by the WOW Hall.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. This will apply towards tuition.

Full payment is due before each session begins.

To pay by Visa, Master or Debit card please call the WOW Hall office at 541-687-2746 1:00 - 5:00 pm Mon. through Fri. 

Payment by check is to Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall and can be delivered in person during office hours. 

Specific questions about Music's Edge can be sent through the contact form.


 Click here to register for 2022 Music's Edge  

            Music’s Edge Summer Rock Camp is back at the WOW Hall for 2022.  This year’s camps are being held back-to-back: August 8-12 and 15-19, with performance on Friday, August12 and 19.

This will be the WOW Hall’s 15th year hosting the very successful Music's Edge Rock Camp for ages 10 to 18.  Each camp goes full-steam all week and ends with a full-blown, rockin' show, with all the lights and sound that would make any rock star proud. 

Music's Edge at the WOW Hall is interested in all skill levels and all instruments. Tim McLaughlin heads up a very pro staff that includes John Shipe, John Raden, Cameron Wick, Dan Mahoney, Kurt Catlin, and daily special guest artists. Music’s Edge will feature different workshops each day with music industry professionals and performers. 

Notes the Register Guard: "In an age when reality TV show contests spotlight the glamour of the music business, the camp participants seem focused on the right things.” 

"It's meant to be life changing to some degree,” reports the Eugene Register Guard. ”It can take a lifetime to learn some of these skills." 


The Facts: 

The camp lasts from Monday through Friday and goes from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The students will be divided into different bands based on age, ability, and interest. The week will be spent rehearsing a set of rock, metal, funk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and pop tunes to be performed on the WOW Hall stage at the end of each camp, as well as a second performance the following day at a different outdoor venue. Each group plays music that best suits their ability and interest as well as what fits their style. 

"Tim McLaughlin is the best band leader I've ever met,” reports one Music’s Edge Rocker.  “He knows how to control a group this size and rein it in.”


Daily Schedule:

Monday-Friday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm 

9:30 - noon: warm-up, get focused, rehearse

Noon -12:20 pm: lunch 

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm: Guest artist performance 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: rehearse in ensembles 


Registration info for 2022!! 

Cost is $329 and includes two guest list spots to the Friday night WOW Hall show.  To inquire about scholarships, please send a message to: 

Payment is processed by the WOW Hall.  A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration. This will apply towards tuition.  Full payment is due before each session begins. 

To pay by Visa, Master or Debit card please call the WOW Hall office at 541-687-2746 1:00 - 5:00 pm Mon. through Friday.  Payment by check is to Community Center for the Performing Arts/WOW Hall and can be delivered in person during office hours. 


Music's Edge began as a unique music program that was created by Tim McLaughlin in 2004. The camp resides at the WOW Hall and this is mutually beneficial to McLaughlin and the venue. The WOW Hall had been trying to host more educational programs, and Tim was looking for a new venue as a home for Music’s Edge that had a community feel, an awesome performance space, and some real rock n roll grime to it!  Tim's main motivation with Music's Edge was to offer a music program like no other and give up-and-coming musicians opportunities he only dreamed of when he was that age. 

There are many music camps that teach musicians how to play better music, but Tim wanted to go beyond that. Creating a full set of non-stop music, and performing with confidence and charisma on a big stage with huge sound and lights was one opportunity Tim wanted to offer. To be able to play a “festival-style” set on an outdoor stage is also an important experience to have, and the Saturday Market, Whiteaker Block Party, and Lane County Fair have given that break to Music’s Edge musicians. 

There is an immense amount of behind-the-scenes work that has to be done by any successful musician, and it is really hard to figure that stuff out because it is not often explained. How do you communicate with sound guys and understand what to listen for with stage sound? How do you develop a press kit and talk to booking agents in order to book gigs. How do you get on the radio? How do you deal with band drama and problems that arise in a band setting? How do I craft lyrics to my song, and vice versa? How do you get fans? How does our band prepare for a recording session? 

The hardest part to answering all these questions is there is no one answer to any of them. So from the beginning Tim reached out to the music community and hand picked special guests to come every day to Music’s Edge and spend 45 minutes or more with discussions and performances -- to really give an education in being a street-smart musician from a variety of vantage-points. This has been a very valuable aspect of the program and Tim is very grateful to all the Music’s Edge special guests. 

Music's Edge has also benefited from having some amazing instructors that are not only music educators, but also world-class performers and recording artists. This has included Zak Johnson, John Shipe, Ehren Ebbage, John Raden, Larry Wayte, Josh Britten, and Steve Weems.

Music’s Edge shows no sign of stopping as it continues to grow every year. It has been amazing to see some of the older Music’s Edge students go on to great college music programs, have successful bands, and continue with having music in their lives. If Music’s Edge helped even just a little bit with those achievements, then Tim couldn’t be happier. Sometimes just keeping your focus and never quitting really pays off. And just remember the Music’s Edge motto… “Be cool to people and play good music.” 

Music's Edge Summer Rock Camp Past Performances:

Video and photos from both sessions are now available online.  For full video performances of each band, please visit the Music’s Edge YouTube channel at

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And again, we’d also like to thank the Lane Arts Council, McKenzie River Music and our anonymous donors for their support, and allowing us to have a scholarship fund.  We’ll be looking for more sponsors this coming year as we are always trying to up our game with bigger name guest artists, and an ever-growing scholarship fund.  If you know any local business who you think would be interested in joining in a partnership with Music’s Edge, please let us know.  Also, we’re trying to always improve this awesome program every year, and welcome your feedback if you have any.  Feel free to email me your ideas.   

On behalf of us instructors, we are all working pro musicians with teaching studios that run year round.  If your student might be interested in lessons during the school year, please reach out and I’ll put you in touch with one of us.  We are also playing in numerous bands all over, so keep an eye out for us and come say hi if you see us out on the scene.  

Thanks again for being apart of Music’s Edge.  Sure hope to see you next year.  rAWk!

Tim McLaughlin


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