Cambria Pickin' in the Pines

Postponed for 2020

March 10, 2020

There is no easy way to do what Dana and I have just done in postponing Cambria Pickin’ in the Pines for 2020. As we care for all of our attendees and considering what is going on in the world, we felt this is the right action at this time. We do this with heavy hearts but we feel out of an abundance of caution and a big dose of reality we had to make this decision. It did not come easy.

So when will Cambria Pickin’ in the Pines resume? We will continue to evaluate the situation for 2021 and keep you advised as to decisions to resume this wonderful gathering of some of the nicest people we have met. We will resume as soon as it is prudent.

In closing, we thank you for seven years of incredible music, great support, beautiful friendships and the happiest of memories. Until we meet again, keep calm and make music!

Musically yours,
Dana Whitney, Co-Director

Terry Hall, Co-Director

If you should have any questions, please reach out to us at the following email addresses:
Dana Whitney:
Terry Hall:

Cambria Pickin’ in the Pines
was created to offer autoharp and other stringed instrument enthusiasts a supportive venue where all can comfortably relax in a resort atmosphere while being musically motivated and inspired through jamming, workshops, open mic experiences, and concerts. We offer an atmosphere of learning and enjoyment with an unhurried schedule, resort style accommodations and complete meals. 

What can you expect at Cambria?

Well, for starters:

  • Separate jams designed for beginners and intermediate/advanced players
  • Specialized jams for various genre’s of music
  • Organized jam leadership
  • Interactive workshops to practice what is being taught
  • More Open Mic time
  • Private lessons: Time Slots will be available on arrival.

What makes it fun?

We enjoy open mics using a complete sound system while a very supportive audience encourages you.  There are always vocalists and musicians with other accompanying instruments available to accompany you for Open Mic.

All of the featured performers are there to offer private lessons, for a small fee, should you desire.  The workshops are very informative and inspiring.  In between all of these events, you can jam away to your heart’s content.  Each night we close with a concert put on by a featured performer.  What better way to end a musically inspiring day shared with fellow musicians!

Make this your musical vacation!  Stay a few extra days (discounted rates apply) visiting Hearst Castle, art galleries, the elephant seals along the rugged coastline, and Cambria’s farmers’ market, and great dining establishments!