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We are Rootpile, a theme camp at Burning Man.
We love all that is Burning Man, and we want to support more diversity in the music and culture that you can find there. We bring high-quality, professional live Bluegrass music to the Playa! Rootpile is a camp dedicated to exposing more folks to live Bluegrass music and southern mountain food & culture (BBQ, Biscuits, Pinto Beans, Grits, Country Ham!!).
Rootpile also attends other regional Burns including Transformus & Wonderlust.
Theme Camp Organizer: Fixxer (Andy Owens) fixxer@rootpile.com
Daily Offerings:
  • Bluegrass instrument lessons at all levels, including total beginners,
    for guitar, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and bass. Instruments are provided.
    Lessons are Monday through Saturday from 11 am to Noon.
  • Open jam sessions from 7:30 pm–8:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Bring your instruments or play one of ours.
  • Live performances by The Rootpile Allstars, Black Rock Bluegrass and others start at 8:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • BBQ & Pinto Beans at 9:30 pm on concert nights.
  • Outreach live music shows around the Playa on Rootpile's mobile stage, Rolling Thunder.
  • Stringed instrument repair
  • Floyd's Barber Shop--Free Mullets!