West Coast Winter Workshop, Southern California in January!


Blues, Beach, Sunshine!… “Crossroads California”

Hello Blues Friends!

It’s official! We’re doing it again in January 2024! We are back at the Pierpont Inn for more Blues at the beach!

This is our Southern California version of the Mississippi Blues experience.
The 2024 workshop will run from January 16th though January 21th, 2024.

Railroad tracks behind us, (for those who may pine for the Shack Up), and the Blue Pacific in front of us...

“The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”... The west Coast Crossroads. We’ve got a fantastic location on the beach in Ventura, (about an hour North of Los Angeles) at the Pierpont Inn, with all the functional features we’ve grown accustomed to, plus the beach. It’s not the Shack Up for sure but the Pierpont offers it’s own west coast Mission style ambience, quite conducive to jamming the Blues, and, in January, the weather can't be beat! The town of Ventura has a thriving Blues scene with over 30 live music venues. You can check out the Pierpont here:


We’ve got a very reasonable group rate on guest rooms. Please contact us, or the Pierpont directly for more specifics. Also, we are looking for a couple of individuals to rent two of the rooms in the Pavilion building. We’re offering an extra discount on these rooms for anyone interested. We may ask you on occasion to use your room as a breakout room. This is ideal for anyone who wants to be right in the action. Let us know if you're interested and we'll give you a rate…!

There's a direct shuttle from LAX for $45.00 each way that puts you within a 5 minute, (under $10.00 Uber cab) ride to the Pierpont. Easy as can be!

Sign up here... Here’s how...

The full fee for the workshop is $1295.00. A deposit of $500 is due at sign up. The remaining balance of $795 is due by December 15th 2023. Your first payment must be a minimum of $500..

Your deposit and fee is non-refundable, however we may under certain circumstances refund your deposit and fee at our discretion. Otherwise we will hold your deposit and fee as credit towards a future Ventura workshop. You may transfer that credit to another party if you wish. Just let us know...

3 steps to sign up...

1.) Visit our "Store" page to make a payment. You can make your payment in two installments if you wish. A full 50% deposit of $500 is due at sign up. The balance of $795 is due by December 15th.

2.) Send us a
note to let us know you’ll be joining us.

3.) Contact the
Pierpont Inn to make arrangements for your accommodations.