Piedmont Blues Intensive

Atlanta sits in the heart of the historic Piedmont Blues region. Come to the Piedmont and get an intensive dose of the corresponding blues idiom dance.

Not into Piedmont Blues? We also have two days of general Jookin’ Blues classes.

Incubator of the Blues

Atlanta was a major site for blues music before the advent of commercial recording, and was a key recording center once it began.

Bitcoin Accepted Here

Bitcoin went to the moon, so now you can come to our Brickyard. Don’t HODL into a hole. If you are up, reward yourself with an awesome blues dance workshop. Otherwise, go ahead and use what you have to come dance with us.

Awesome Bands

Atlanta still has a thriving blues music scene, with bands that tour nationally and internationally. We’d like to share some of them with you.

Beverly ‘Guitar’ Watkins headlines the Saturday dance. She has played the blues across four continents and six decades, and knows how to put on a good show.

Amazing Instructors

We are bringing in some amazing instructors from across the US: Damon Stone from San Francisco, Kenneth Shipp from Nashville, and Laney Barhaugh from Minneapolis.

If you have taken classes from them before, you know just how good they are. If you have not already had them, you are in for a treat.

Killer Venues

We have some venues that will make you very happy.

Blue Mark Studios: How do you feel about dancing in a 137 year old former church with magnificent wooden floors?

Blind Willie’s Blues Club: This historic blues club is housed in a building constructed during the height of the early blues era, and dancers have it all to ourselves.

Can't wait for Brickyard Blues to begin?

Let us know, and we will keep you in the loop for major announcements, such as when registration opens.

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News and Updates

Class Schedule Posted

on February 27, 2018

The class list and schedule has been posted. You can access it from both the Schedule and Classes menus.

Partial Passes Now On Sale

on February 14, 2018

Dance Passes and Single Day Class Passes are now on sale for Brickyard Blues. If you cannot attend the full weekend of fun, then one of these partial passes may be right for you. Dance Pass: $70 Access to all of the evening and late night dances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Saturday Class Pass: $50 This grants access to all of the Saturday classes. Saturday is focused on general Jookin’ blues dance.

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Volunteer Info Posted

on February 11, 2018

Interested in helping out or making the event a little more affordable?

Information about volunteering has been posted in the Reg Info section.

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Instructor Announcement: Laney Barhaugh

By Benjy on January 12, 2018

We are proud to announce that Laney Barhaugh will be joining us in Atlanta for Brickyard Blues! Laney joins Damon Stone and Kenneth Shipp as a featured instructor for Brickyard’s weekend of blues dance classes and blues dancing.

Like a superhero with dual identities, Laney is a skilled blues dance instructor by day and an inspiring blues DJ by night. She will be taking control of the dance floor at the appropriate time.

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